TLC Laser Eye Centers
Dr. Sherman is affiliated with the La Jolla offices of
the TLC Laser Eye Centers network, the world
leader in laser vision correction.
Dr. Sherman provides pre-operative and post-operative care for his patients seeking
PRK (Photo-refractive Keratectomy) and LASIK (Laser Assisted in-Situ
At the Oceanside office, Christine has had the LASIK surgery and will be happy to discuss her experience with you, or you can Email us your questions at email@example.com.
Your pre operative evaluation with
Your pre operative consultation appointment with your surgeon, will be scheduled after your pre operative evaluation with Dr. Sherman is complete. During your consultation, the surgeon will review your visual data, verify the health of your eyes, and a computerized Corneal Topography will be performed. Questions or concerns you may have about the procedure will be discussed and you will be given instructions needed prior to the procedure.
To begin the LASIK surgery, numbing drops are applied to the eyes, and the eyelids are held open. The surgeon creates a thin flap on the front of the eye. The flap is gently lifted and the laser then precisely reshapes the corneal tissue underneath to correct the focus of the eye. The flap is repositioned and naturally holds itself in place, healing without the need for stitches. Clear protective shields will be placed over your eyes.
Your first post operative visit with Dr. Sherman will be scheduled for one day after surgery. To insure the best possible results, additional post operative visits with Dr. Sherman will be scheduled over the next six months.
Corneal Topography, a mapping of the eye
Computerized Corneal Topography is a mapping of the shapes of the cornea surface. A knowledge of the shape of your cornea can assist your doctor to evaluate your visual condition and decide on types of correction best for you. A corneal mapping is one part of the prescreening evaluation of refractive surgery patients, and is useful after surgery to evaluate the outcome and stability of the procedure.
A Corneal Topographer is a computer linked to a device designed to capture an image of a patient's cornea. The procedure is brief and painless. A common method projects multiple concentric rings on the cornea and captures the reflected image. Computer software then analyses this captured image and produces a map. The maps display color differences to describe the shape and steepness of the cornea surface, much like a topographic map of the earth's land surface.
What the maps mean
The topography of a normal vision cornea flattens progressively from the center to the edge, with small variations in pattern unique to individuals. The cornea for individuals with visual conditions, such as nearsightedness, have a more complex or irregular shape that affects the focusing ability of the eye.
Laser Surgery Questions and Answers
What does LASIK mean?
LASIK is an abbreviation for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, a laser eye surgery designed to change the shape of the cornea to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is without much pain. Some people experience a temporary mild discomfort and watering of the eyes after the procedure.
How long does the LASIK procedure take?
On the average, LASIK takes about 20 minutes to do both eyes, with the laser pulses lasting between 30 and 60 seconds.