Visit our Manchester NH Eye Care Office
401 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack
NH – 03054
If you are seeking LASIK in Manchester, New Hampshire you have come to the right place. Boston Laser has locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to make your laser eye surgery experience more convenient. Dr. Samir Melki is dedicated to creating the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes with as little hassle as possible. We figure that you have probably hassled enough with glasses or contact lenses over the years and we want to make your experience of entering the clear world of LASIK as best we can. We work with Merrimack Vision Care to ensure you have the best possible outcomes under the optometry guidance of Dr. Kevin, Chauvette, Dr. Mark Harris, and Dr. Matthew Francis.
This website contains a vast collection of information regarding LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Melki is firmly committed to providing the best in patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK would be a good vision correction option. Because Dr. Melki is a board certified AAO ophthalmologist he also offers other ophthalmic surgical options for vision correction such as lens implant options. Please feel free to sift through our LASIK eye surgery website designed specifically for your educational purposes. If you have any questions never hesitate to pick up the phone and call us directly at 617.277.4733. Some of the LASIK education sections include: LASIK candidacy and answers questions regarding candidacy and what the requirements to undergo the LASIK procedure. We also have a LASIK self-evaluation test designed to enable our patients to know if they pre-qualify for LASIK. Before taking this self-evaluation test you might consider getting some basic information regarding LASIK eye surgery on the procedure page. If cost is a serious concern for you rest assured that you are not alone. We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing LASIK patient financing.
You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. LASIK technology has advanced so much over the past ten years that we also felt it was important for our patients to understand the history and improvements of safety and effectiveness over these years. Do not hesitate to learn more about the fascinating history LASIK technology. If LASIK seems right for you and you want to attend an in person seminar our practice provides a series of LASIK seminars with education as the prime focus. Click here to fill out our contact form if you would like information regarding the next seminar.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a form of outpatient corneal surgery in which a surgeon uses a specialized and precise flap-making instrument, called a microkeratome, to create a thin flap of corneal tissue. This flap is raised and laid back while still attached to the cornea. The surgeon then uses a state-of-the-art excimer laser to remove a pre-determined amount of corneal tissue from the exposed bed of the cornea. The amount of tissue to be removed is calculated based on the pre-operative determination of the power of your eye; these measurements are usually in agreement with recent prescriptions for your glasses and/or contact lenses. The flap is replaced and within minutes natural forces hold the flap down on the cornea. Usually, within a few hours, the surface epithelium of the cornea begins to grow over the cut edge of the flap to seal it into position. LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
US FDA Outcomes After LASIK Surgery
US FDA Clinical study results show that, following Lasik surgery with the Bausch and Lomb 217 laser, 99.7% of patients see 20/40 or better* without glasses or contact lenses. 20/40 is the legal requirement for being able to drive without correction.
Visit our Manchester, NH eye care office
401 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH – 03054
What is the Excimer LASER?
LASIK eye surgery involves the use of an excimer laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, or the outer layer of the eye. The EXCIMER laser, which is a specific type of "cool" laser, generates its power from light in the ultraviolet range. This type of laser cannot be visualized by the human eye. Because the excimer laser does not generate any heat, there is no tissue damage as the result of the laser light. As the treatment with the laser proceeds, microscopic layers of tissue, approximately 1/10th the width of a human hair are removed. The laser is programmed to remove precisely the amount of tissue needed to achieve the desired result.
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