LASIK - Laser Refractive Surgery

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Quiz: Do You Understand LASIK?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

LASIK can't be used to treat astigmatism.

Explanation:
LASIK can be used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia (age-related nearsightedness).
2

The ophthalmologist may use a femtosecond laser during the LASIK procedure.

Explanation:
During the LASIK procedure, the eye surgeon uses a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser to cut a 100-micron flap of the cornea.
3

One of the side effects associated with LASIK is halos at night.

Explanation:
The side effects associated with LASIK include dry eyes, glare and halos at night.
4

LASIK is the best laser eye surgery for patients with severe dry eye.

Explanation:
Patients with severe dry eye or autoimmune diseases are not candidates for LASIK.
5

Even 10 or 15 years after LASIK, you could still dislodge the corneal flap.

Explanation:
People who are actively involved in contact sports may not be good candidates for LASIK, because if they get hit in the eye – even 10 or 15 years after having had surgery - they can move the corneal flap.