What is LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK eye surgery actually stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is a refractive eye surgery procedure where a laser reshapes the outer surface of the eye known as the cornea. By changing the shape of the cornea doctors can improve vision.

What is LASIK eye surgery?

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If you are seeking LASIK in Raleigh, North Carolina we are happy to help you learn about LASIK and your candidacy potential for this eye surgery. Please feel free to take our short LASIK self-evaluation test to get on the path to better vision. After taking this test you will be contacted by Raleigh Ophthalmology if you meet the pre-requisite requirements. All LASIK candidates will be required to undergo a pre-operative eye exam before candidacy is approved.

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What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally transparent lens of the eye. As the opacity thickens, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina, the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. Early lens changes or opacities may not disturb vision. But as the lens continues to change, several specific symptoms including blurred vision; sensitivity to light and glare; increased nearsightedness; or distorted images in either eye, may develop.

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Blade-FREE LASIK

A safer, more accurate type of LASIK surgery is now available to the Raleigh area! The LASIK surgeons at Raleigh Ophthalmology are proud to use the FEMTO LDV bladeless laser create the corneal flap without the need to cut the cornea with a blade.

Blade-Free Technology


The Ziemer Group invented and designed a revolutionary new type of  compact, mobile femtosecond lasers, the FEMTO LDV. With the FEMTO LDV, the surgeons at Raleigh Ophthalmology can create the corneal flap using short laser pulses instead of using a blade.  Advantages of the FEMTO LDV include:

  • Smooth surface of stromal bed.
  • Smooth edges for optimal flap closure.
  • Thin flaps of even thickness.
  • Rapid healing and visual recovery.
  • Excellent visual outcomes.

This hand-held surgical laser provides a versatile, powerful platform for variety of applications in corneal surgery. The new “all-laser LASIK” capabilities are also comforting for patients who are uneasy with blades cutting into their corneas.

The Procedure 


The FEMTO LDV’s laser energy is deployed from a hand-piece that is placed on our eye and manually controlled by your surgeon. This process resembles the operation of a traditional microkeratome (blade used to create the corneal flap in traditional LASIK). A vacuum suction ring secures the laser during use.

The three main reasons for using this revolutionary blade-free technology are:

  • Safety: Because there is no blade, the risk of certain complications associated with metal blades, are eliminated.
  • Strength: The LDV laser makes a very consistent thin flap leaving your cornea significantly stronger compared to a mechanical blade
  • Accuracy: After using the LDV laser and folding the flap to the side, the corneal surface winds up smooth and dry. This combined with your Custom LASIK treatment results in more accurate treatment and better vision after surgery.

If you are tired of the hassles of glasses and contact lenses, there is no better time than now to consider LASIK laser vision correction. Bladeless technology has brought safety to a whole new level. This combined with Custom LASIK technology truly tailors this procedure to your eyes. We encourage you to schedule your no obligation, FREE LASIK Consultation today and find out if LASIK at Raleigh Ophthalmology is right for you!