Other Vision Correction Procedures
Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK)
AK is performed to help correct astigmatism. The surgeon makes short, curved incisions in the periphery of the cornea in order to make the cornea more spherical. This procedure may be appropriate for patients who only have astigmatism without significant myopia or hyperopia.
If your surgeon finds that you have signs of cataracts, cataract surgery may be recommended instead of LASIK. There are numerous options now available for correction of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia at the time of cataract surgery.