LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery was introduced in the early 1990’s and today is the most popular laser vision correction procedure for correcting refractive errors. In 1998 the FDA approved advancements in LASIK surgery using the excimer laser for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, by reshaping the cornea with laser’s ultraviolet light.
Dr. Chu is Fellowship trained in cornea and refractive surgery and was one of the first surgeons in Minnesota to perform the LASIK procedure. He has trained surgeons nationally and internationally on LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures and has helped over 20,000 patients reduce their dependency on glasses and contact lenses.
Chu Vision has become a leader in LASIK vision correction in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas through experience, updated technology and dedication to patient comfort and satisfaction.
How Does LASIK Vision Correction Work?
LASIK is an outpatient procedure taking less than 15 minutes with
little to no discomfort. During LASIK surgery, a corneal flap is made
with a microkeratome or laser. This flap is folded back and the
surgeon gently reshapes the cornea with the excimer laser. By reshaping the cornea, light will be able to focus images without distortion leading to increased clarity.
What Can I Expect After My Lasik Surgery?
Most LASIK patients notice dramatic visual improvement within the first 24 hours following
the treatment, with vision continuing to improve over four to six weeks. Many patients return
to work the following day after their post-operative exam.
Advanced Surface Ablation
Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), also known as PRK, is the process of using the excimer laser to reshape the cornea so light is focused naturally on the retina.
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Phakic Lens Implants
Phakic lens implants can be a solution for patients who are unable to have LASIK due to a high prescription, history of dry eye, large pupils, or thin corneas.
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Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive lens exchange (also known as Clear Lens Exchange or Refractive Lens Replacement) is a surgical procedure designed to reduce or eliminate the need for distance glasses or contact lenses for people over 40.
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Limbal Relaxing Incisions
Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI) is a surgical procedure performed to help correct astigmatism. With astigmatism, the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball.
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ReLEx SMILE (Refractive Lenticule Extraction, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction)
Small Incision Lentiucle, SMILE, is a surgical procedure performed to help correct myopia also known as nearsightedness. Those who may have not been LASIK or PRK candidates in the past could potentially benefit from this new technique.
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