"The surgery went flawlessly, and I am healing nicely. I would highly reccommend Dr. Giyaur for any vision correction needs, especially LASIK."
Our Brooklyn LASIK eye surgery is the most common vision improvement procedure for anyone suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, which are eye conditions typically caused by the shape of the cornea.
Using a high-powered laser, a skilled eye surgeon at New York Laser Vision can alter the shape of your cornea, improving your vision and restoring your quality of life in a major way.
LASIK is an FDA-approved eye surgery that has been performed millions of times and is extremely safe and effective.
We evaluate and consult every patient with the utmost of care, and are careful to only recommend LASIK surgery when we find it to be fully appropriate. According to statistics, most patients achieve their desired outcome from LASIK with just one procedure. In rare instances, one eye may need retreatment to optimize visual acuity.
While LASIK surgery is very popular, it’s not right for everyone.
There are certain criteria a potential patient must meet to be eligible for LASIK:
LASIK surgery addresses refractive errors by reshaping the cornea, allowing it to remedy issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
It cannot fix other eye conditions such as glaucoma (where pressure builds inside the eye), dry eye (where the eye’s tear production is deficient), or cataracts (a clouding of the eye’s lens due to protein buildup). These each demand separate procedures. If a person has glaucoma or cataracts, this usually precludes them from having LASIK.
LASIK surgery is a short procedure that we conduct in the office in less than half an hour. Patients can expect 10 minutes or less to be spent on each eye. However, the entire office visit on the day of surgery may take about 90 minutes.
LASIK patients do not experience pain during their procedure. Anesthetic eye drops are administered to numb the eye entirely. As we work on the eyes, slight pressure may be felt in surrounding tissues.
After surgery, a mild grittiness or sensation of having an eyelash in the eye may be felt. This is a temporary side effect that decreases within a few hours. At home, most patients take over-the-counter pain relief medication to manage comfort.
Long-term studies on laser vision correction have demonstrated the potential for permanent results from procedures like LASIK. In one study, published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, results from laser vision correction held strong beyond 18 years after initial treatment.
Recommendations after our Brooklyn LASIK may include:
Your doctor will go over your detailed aftercare recommendations during your consultation for LASIK surgery, to make sure you’re fully briefed on everything you need to know.
LASIK eye surgery is an incredibly quick procedure, taking only around 10 minutes. Afterwards, we’ll examine your eyes, and provide you with some prescription eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation and keep your eyes moist.
You might have some slight itching or burning in your eyes, and you will have some additional tearing. These are all normal signs that your eyes are healing.
The healing process is very quick. For most of our New York Laser Vision patients, vision is normal within eight hours and then continues to improve over time. In some cases, it can take a few months to reach the full extent of your vision improvement. But in other patients, results are realized within a few weeks with a dramatic improvement in just hours.
LASIK is not allowed for women who are pregnant or still nursing. This is not a safety issue with the laser; it is a hormonal issue. During these times women’s hormones fluctuate, and this can change the shape of the cornea.