E. Joseph Nadji, MD
Ophthalmologist & Cornea Specialist located in Santa Monica, CA
LASIK is the most popular type of laser eye surgery, helping many patients see much more clearly without corrective lenses. Dr. Nadji has substantial experience successfully performing LASIK in patients in and around Santa Monica, CA, including those with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
Lasik Surgery Q&A
What is LASIK?
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is a kind of laser eye surgery that's used to correct refractive problems like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (chronically blurry vision). The technique uses laser energy to gently reshape the cornea, the clear cover of your eye that refracts light as it enters. When the cornea is misshapen, images don't form properly on the retina at the back of your eye, resulting in what are called refractive errors.
What happens during LASIK treatment?
First, your eyes will be carefully examined to ensure LASIK is the best option for your needs. LASIK is just one of several types of laser eye surgery, and some types may be better suited to your eyes. With LASIK a corneal flap is created with a laser (femtosecond laser). After the flap is created, it is raised and the cornea is reshaped with a second laser (excimer laser) to correct the specific eye prescription. The main advantages of LASIK are the quick recovery and the minimal discomfort. Dr. Nadji offers patients the latest and most advanced bladeless custom LASIK.
What should I expect during recovery?
LASIK is a same-day surgery, which means you can go home soon after your treatment is complete. You can expect your vision to be a little blurry for a day or two, but as healing progresses, your vision should significantly improve. You'll need to use prescription eye drops to prevent infection and promote proper healing, and you'll also need to have checkups after your procedure to ensure the healing process is proceeding well.
Please call Dr. Nadji's office for any insurance questions.
Words from our patients
"Dr. N displayed fantastic bedside manner & answered all my questions. Surgery was quick & painless. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking laser vision correction."
"Dr. Nadji was very professional and welcoming, and made time to listen to me. I recommend this physician if you are looking for a kind and knowledgable ophthalmologist!"