Video: LASIK eye surgery – Mayo Clinic

LASIK operation is performed with a laser programmed to clear away a outlined amount of tissue from a aspect of your eye known as the cornea.

To start, your physician makes use of a particular blade — or laser — to slice a flap on the best layer of your cornea, about the measurement of a contact lens. The flap enables entry to the further layers of your eye.

The laser is made use of yet again to flatten sure tissue or to make the tissue steeper, depending on your desires for corrected eyesight. At last, the flap is folded back again into location and will mend on its own.