The City of Detroit has a long and colorful history since its founding over 300 years ago. The city started as a small fur trading post and has grown to be one of the largest cities in America. Detroit is currently the largest city in the State of Michigan. The automotive industry helped to shape this city and brought industry and commerce to this area but what about the LASIK industry?
Laser eye surgery involves removing corneal tissue to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The cornea is the part of the eye that focuses light on the retina. It is similar to a camera lens that will create the image on film. If the shape of the cornea is not perfect then the image will be blurred and the person will require glasses or contacts to see clearly. Laser eye surgery can be done for people who are nearsighted, farsighted and even those who have astigmatism.
Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis or LASIK uses a laser to reshape the cornea. The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that in PRK the top layer of the cornea is scraped away to expose the stromal layer and in LASIK the stromal layer is cut and a flap is folded back. There is a 95% success rate with LASIK and there is no hospitalization required for this procedure. The procedure takes approximately one hour and patients report better vision immediately following the procedure. There have been complications from the surgery and these include haloing and difficulty seeing at night. The advances in this procedure though have made these problems occur much less than when it began.
In summary, the metro Detroit area has many options for laser eye surgery because of the infrastructure that was there during the automotive boom giving the residents of Detroit many options when choosing laser eye surgery.
Like Henry Ford of the Auto industry, doctors Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey of Eye Michigan are pioneers when it comes to LASIK Eye surgery in Metro Detroit and its surrounding areas. Do you think you could benefit from the most leading corrective eye surgery available today? Call (248) 221-1022 or (248)333-3539 today and we will set you up with a consultation at our Bloomfield Hills Office.