LASIK Surgery


LASIK Surgery in Chicago, IL


Prior to LASIK surgery, your eye doctor will create a computer-generated map of the surface of your eye. This information is calibrated into the laser used for the surgery. After anesthetizing the eye with eye drops, the surgeon then uses a microsurgical instrument to create a corneal flap. An excimer laser directs a cool beam of light onto the surface under the flap in order to precisely and gently reshape the eye. The flap is put back in place, completing the brief surgery (usually five minutes or less per eye). Patients are usually back to their normal activity level within 24 hours.

Are You A Candidate For LASIK Surgery?

Good candidates for LASIK are at least 18 years of age, in generally good health, with no eye diseases (such as cataracts or glaucoma) or certain health problems (such as uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disease). Candidates must also have a stable glasses prescription for at least one year. Because of hormonal shifts, pregnant or nursing women are not eligible for at least two menstrual cycles after nursing has been discontinued.

Can Both Eyes Be Done With LASIK at Once?

Yes, in fact we suggest that you have both eyes done at once if you are having LASIK because the healing is fairly rapid, and it avoids the visual imbalance.

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) Laser Surgery

PRK is another commonly used form of laser correction surgery. No scalpels are used nor are any incisions made in this procedure. PRK is often used when the patient does not have enough corneal thickness for LASIK.

Once again, your eye doctor prepares a detailed map of your eyes' surface which is calibrated to the excimer laser. After anesthetizing the eye with eye drops, the surgeon gently removes the eye's protective first layer of cells (epithelium) with the excimer laser and carefully reshapes the area with computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light. Deeper cell layers remain virtually untouched and the epithelial layer regenerates itself in days.

Post-operatively, PRK patients are placed on antibiotic drops and anti-inflammatory agents to reduce swelling and promote comfort. Patients are also fitted with a bandage contact lens for the first two or three days until the epithelium is healed. To complete the healing process, PRK patients use steroid anti-inflammatory drops for about two months after the procedure.

The decision to undergo LASIK surgery is one that will impact your life forever. At Chicagoland Eye Consultants, we know how important it is to wake up each morning to clear vision. Because improved eyesight means more than seeing your best, it means being your best.

For more information on LASIK Surgery in the Chicago area call Chicagoland Eye Consultants at (773) 775-9755 today!

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Chicago Office

Monday:

12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:45 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday:

12:30 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

Office: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

*Clinic Closed

Friday:

QOW: 7:45 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-3:30pm

Saturday:

Phone Line Open: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

*Clinic open 1 Saturday per month, call office for detail.

Sunday:

On Call for Emergencies

Elgin Office

Monday:

Office: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

*Clinic: Closed

Tuesday:

Office: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

*Clinic: Closed

Wednesday:

7:45 am-11:00 am

Thursday:

12:45 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

Office: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

*Clinic: Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

On Call for Emergencies

Lombard Hours of Operation

Monday:

Office: 8:30 am-5:00 pm

*Clinic: Closed

Tuesday:

12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

Office: 8:30 am-5:00 pm

*Clinic Closed

Thursday:

Office: 8:30 am-5:00 pm

*Clinic Closed

Friday:

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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    David D
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    Frank R
  • "Jasmeet S. Dhaliwal M.D. was very professional, treatment was satisfactory, and the outlook looks good. Had vision work done through these guys and now have 20/20 vision after being diagnosed with cataracts."
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