I had Lasek a little over a year ago. It's
different from Lasik in that a flap is not cut in the cornea. Instead of
the flap a very thin covering of the eye, similar to the skin of an onion,
is gently pushed aside, then the laser does it's correction and the thin
covering is replaced.
It took only about 3 min/eye. The Lasek was
the best option for me because my corneal thickness was borderline for
Lasik, and with Lasek in the event I needed additional correction I would
be able to because the majority of corneal bed had been untouched.
I'd worn contacts or glasses for 20 years,
was nearsighted and had astygmatism in both eyes. Without correction the
only thing I could read on the eye chart was the big E at the top - my dr
said I was legally blind.
Like I said, it's been over a year and my
vision is 20/15. It's been like a miracle for me. The recovery isn't
instant like it is for Lasik patients. I had both eyes done at the same
time and it was about 4 days until I could drive myself, but only about a
day and a half where I felt blurry. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
My procedure is not the same as what's
discussed in the article but I figured anyone thinking about vision
correction may be interested in my experience.