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What is LASIK or Laser Surgery?
The term LASIK stands for Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis. iLASIK, the procedure used by Dr. Holcomb, uses two combined techniques. The first step uses a laser, the IntraLase, to create a protective flap of corneal tissue that covers the area sculpted by the second laser. This flap helps minimize corneal haze and scarring, allows early vision recovery, and reduces post-op discomfort. The second laser, the VISX STAR S4 IR laser, uses a computer controlled beam to reshape the cornea. The new shape changes the focus of the eye to help clear the vision without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. The VISX laser, the most advanced model in use today, is in use in over 40 countries, and has been approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.