More and more people go through Lasik eye surgery now days, as it is the most popular and most widely used type of surgery to correct an number of vision problems such as myopia (short-sighted people), hyperopia (far-sighted people) and astigmatism. The procedure is so effective that more than 90% of the people who go through Lasik eye surgery have their desired vision after the surgery.
What does Lasik mean?
LASIK means Laser in situ keratosmileusis. In other words it is using Laser to alter the shape of the cornea – hence the word keratosmileusis which stands for the Greek work Keratoeidis (cornea) and smileusis (reshape). The Lasik method is credited to Ioannis Palikaris from Greece and it involves reshaping the cornea in such a way that it treats refractive problems and improves vision to eliminate the need of glasses (or contacts). Lasik is used to correct refractive errors and to improve the vision by providing sharp vision. Today Lasik is the most common type of refractive eye surgery used in the world.