Excimer beam
striking surface of cornea

Cornea with flap back

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Excimer Laser Correction is one of the most exciting technological advances in the history of eye care. It is performed with an excimer laser which combines argon and fluorine gases to produce a "cool", ultra-violet light that does not cut or burn tissue. There are two ways of utilizing this extraordinary technology. Both procedures are performed by an ophthalmologist specializing in Excimer Laser Correction.


One procedure is called
Photo-Refractive Keratectomy, or PRK. Your ophthalmologist uses a computer-guided excimer laser to gently alter the cornea's outer layer through a series of ultra-precise pulses. Each pulse removes a remarkable 39 millionths of an inch in 12 billionths of a second! The treatment takes only a few minutes. Anaesthetic drops are used on the eye to ensure that the treatment is completely painless.


Myopia, Astigmatism and Hyperopia can be corrected using
LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis). An enhanced version of PRK, LASIK involves surgically lifting a flap of the cornea and then applying excimer laser energy on the exposed cornea. This advanced technical procedure allows for faster, more controlled healing. Achievable vision correction occurs faster and is more stable when compared to standard laser PRK correction. An added benefit of LASIK is that you can expect very little or no discomfort following a LASIK procedure. Our physicians will be pleased to discuss if you would be a good candidate for the LASIK procedure.

Farmington Laser Eye Center physicians are considered amongst the most experienced LASIK surgeons in Michigan.

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