Lasik Fort Lauderdale / Miami - Dr. Braverman, a Lasik Specialist Serving Ft. Lauderdale / Miami LASIK Patients
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We have helped many patients from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale in achieving better eyesight through our LASIK and other latest technology used by the surgeons at Braverman Eye Center. Please read below to learn more about the LASIK Fort Lauderdale / Miami procedure and what LASIK patients can expect from the procedure. To read about the experiences of Braverman Eye Center LASIK patients, visit our page.
Overview of the LASIK Procedure
LASIK has become the most popular and successful vision correction procedure worldwide. LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) surgery permanently changes the shape of the cornea. It has helped many patients to live an eyeglass and contact lens free life with better vision. Every cornea, like every fingerprint, is different than any other cornea in the world. With Wavefront-Optimized treatments using the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400 Laser, we treat each corneal fingerprint differently. Results are usually much better than standard excimer laser treatments, giving more patients better uncorrected vision postoperatively. Dr. Stanley Braverman has performed thousands of LASIK Vision Correction Procedures on South Florida, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami LASIK patients. We now have an Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400 excimer laser in our office and do the LASIK procedure in our own humidity controlled operating room at the Braverman Eye Center.
The surgery is performed on the cornea (It provides most of the focusing power when light enters the eye) using a topical anesthetic (drops in the eye). The procedure involves folding back a thin layer of corneal tissue (corneal flap) with a femtosecond laser microkeratome (a laser surgical instrument much like a carpenter's plane). Once the flap has been made and folded back, a thin layer of internal corneal tissue is removed with an Excimer laser. Unlike most lasers that produce heat, an Excimer laser removes tissue with little thermal damage or scarring to adjacent tissue. For this reason, it is an excellent device to reshape the cornea (the clear membrane on the front of the eye).
After the treatment of LASIK Fort Lauderdale / Miami, the corneal flap is repositioned and bonds back into place, usually without the need for stitches. The removal of thin layers of tissue causes the center of the cornea to:
- Steepen in the case of hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Flatten in the case of myopia (nearsightedness)
- Become more rounded in the case of astigmatism
As a result of the treatment, the focusing power of the cornea improves! Many LASIK Fort Lauderdale / Miami patients who have received treatment at Braverman Eye Center now enjoy excellent vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Most of our Ft. Lauderdale and Miami laser eye surgery patients who receive the laser vision correction procedure can see well enough to drive or participate in sports-related activities without corrective lenses.
About the Braverman Eye Center
Dr. Braverman, a top Miami / Ft. Lauderdale LASIK surgeon, and the team at Braverman Eye Center are recognized as leading South Florida LASIK and cataract surgery providers. Over the years, they have helped numerous LASIK Fort Lauderdale/ Miami patients achieve exceptional vision correction results. Visit our specials page to learn more about cataract surgery / LASIK surgery prices and promotional offers at Braverman Eye Center.