Our highly experienced providers treat refractive errors including near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism with LASIK eye surgery. After the procedure, most patients have excellent vision and no longer need glasses or contact lenses.
What is LASIK?
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis. During the procedure, a thin flap is created on the cornea using a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser. This flap is then lifted, and an excimer laser reshapes corneal tissue to alter the way light enters the eye. The flap is then replaced. The entire procedure takes only 5 to 10 minutes per eye. Recovery time is also short, and improvement in vision can be seen within a day. Vision often continues to improve and stabilize for a few weeks.
Where can I find LASIK at MedStar Health?
Patients can access this service at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.