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What's your Resolution? Enhance your vision, get more resolution.

Did you know In one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and in other ways maintaining contact lenses. Get free of the hassle! Have you considered LASIK? Dr. Gailitis has been performing vision correction surgery in South Florida for more than twenty years and has a long list of pleased patients with better vision. Read more...

Sunday, December 1, 2013  

Get a fresh look for the fresh New Year: The truth about Dermal Fillers

Have you considered Dermal Fillers? Wrinkles form when this natural collagen thins. This loss is primarily a factor of aging; but exposure, pollution, health, heredity and lifestyle also play roles. Without enough collagen, wrinkles and lines start to form wherever the skin moves. Read more...

Monday, December 2, 2013  

New Year's Eve is made for late night fun: Check out tips to night time Driving
With the winter season officially upon us, our nights are longer, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Read more...

Monday, December 3, 2013

Editing Holiday Pictures and want to get the Red out? Check out the causes of Red Eye in Flash Photography?
Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
aking some time to raise awareness about Glaucoma is imperative because most of symptoms are so difficult to identify, leaving many to refer to it as sneak thief of sight. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013


You might have heard about LASIK alternatives and if you have been told LASIK eye surgery is not a good option we might suggest you consider speaking to a qualified eye doctor about LASEK. LASEK eye surgery (laser epithelial keratomileusis) is a variation on the techniques for PRK and LASIK. Also called epithelial LASIK, E-LASIK or just plain LASEK is ideally used for people with corneas that are too thin or too flat for traditional LASIK. LASEK decreases the chance of complications that can occur when creating the corneal flap during traditional microkeratome LASIK when the cornea is not the ideal thickness.

What Happens During LASEK Eye Surgery?

In LASEK, the epithelium, or outer layer of the cornea is removed using finer blade called a trephine instead of the microkeratome used in LASIK. The surgeon then covers the eye with an alcohol solution (perhaps one part alcohol and four parts sterile water) for around 30 seconds. The solution loosens the edges of the epithelium. After removing the alcohol solution from the eye, the surgeon then lifts the edge of the epithelial flap and folds it back similar to LASIK. Then the surgeon uses an excimer laser to reshape the corneal tissue underneath and then the epithelial flap is placed back on the eye.

After LASEK Eye Surgery

After LASEK a bandage contact lens is put into the eye to allow the flap edges to heal. As in PRK, the bandage contact lens is worn for about three days. You may feel eye irritation during the first day or two afterward. The patient will need to use eye drops (topical steroid drops) for a few weeks after the LASEK treatment to control healing rate.


Typical LASEK recovery requires more time to fully return vision, when compared to LASIK. The LASEK recovery period is usually about four to seven days, which is shorter than typical PRK recovery. The vision results of LASEK vs LASIK are very similar results, though LASEK takes more time than traditional LASIK to achieve full visual clarity.


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