The Finer Points of LASIK Surgical Procedure with Dr Kevin Niksarli LASIK is the name given to a surgical procedure to improve vision acuity. One of the benefits of LASIK process is that it does away with the bother of wearing contact lens along with its inherent risks. Well known Eye Surgeon Dr. Kevin Niksarli describes LASIK Surgery as a surgical procedure which permanently changes the shape of the Cornea to absolve the user from the bother of wearing Contact lens or spectacles. However Dr Kevin is quick to add that LASIK procedure is not the panacea for every vision anomaly. There are still some risks and complications which are associated with LASIK Process. LASIK is the acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis. The process involves permanently changing the shape of one’s cornea, which is the clear covering of the eye, using an excimer laser. The process involves cutting a flap on the cornea to expose the underlying Stroma layer. The Stroma layer is then restructured using a laser before the flap is replaced. Though the process seems simple but according to Dr Kevin involves razor sharp measurements in the order of microns. Dr Kevin Niksarli has been a pioneer in LASIK procedures and has done thousands of eye surgery. LASSIK Surgery is most beneficial in correcting myopic eyes. However the LASIK procedure can also be used to treat astigmatism (blurred vision due to an irregular shaped cornea) and are hyperopic (farsighted) eyes. However the risks associated with them are higher. According to Dr Kevin Niksarli, the ideal patient to receive the LASIK procedure should be – Eighteen years of age Has sufficient corneal thickness Does not suffer from any disease that may hinder their ability to heal correctly Person is either myopic, hyperopic, and/or has astigmatism. Following persons must avoid Lasik Surgery Persons with a history of dry eyes Persons on steroids or immunosuppressant drugs Persons with corneal scarring Persons with glaucoma, cataracts, corneal diseases or any other pre-existing eye diseases Common complications associated with Lasik surgery include maculopathy, epithelial sloughing, glares, haloes, and starbursts.