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How Is Laser Eye Surgery Performed?

If you suffer from a refractive error, such as nearsightedness or astigmatism, your ophthalmologist may suggest laser eye surgery. This video clip features an overview of laser eye surgery, which is performed to reshape the cornea and restore vision.

Prior to the surgery, the ophthalmologist cleans the eye area with antiseptic and applies drops that stop eye and lid movement. The ophthalmologist also tests the laser equipment to ensure it’s working properly. Next, the ophthalmologist makes an incision in the cornea. For more details on laser eye surgery, watch this video.

Dr. Mark Hornfeld is an expert in laser eye surgery and offers laser vision correction at our New York City office. For more information about the procedures we offer, visit our website. To schedule an appointment, call (212) 580-8881.