Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Carlos Montoya Jr., M.D.

in Los Angeles, CA Read Bio

LASIK

LASIK is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat myopia (nearsightednesss), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. With LASIK, Dr. Montoya uses a laser to reshape the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina.

After a flap is created in the cornea, the laser sculpts the exposed surface of cornea (top) and the tissue flap is replaced (bottom)

After a flap is created in the cornea, the laser sculpts the exposed surface of cornea (top) and the tissue flap is replaced (bottom)

LASIK may decrease your dependence on glasses and contact or, in some cases, allow you to do without them entirely. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, seven out of 10 LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision, but 20/20 does not always mean perfect vision.

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