The main difference lies in how the outer layers of the cornea are treated, and the most appropriate method depends on a number of factors including the thickness of your cornea as well as the shape of your cornea as measured with our state-of-the-art technology. With LASIK
, an ultra-thin flap is created on the outer layers of the cornea, while with LASEK
surgery the surface layer of the cornea is loosened.
Sometimes the unique characteristics of your eye can make you an unsuitable candidate for LASIK treatment— for example, if you have a thin cornea. If you are unsuitable for LASIK treatment, you might be recommended LASEK treatment as an alternative.