The world's most preferred surgical method for correcting vision disorders

What is LASIK?

LASIK (short for Laser-in-Situ-Keratomileusis) is a scientifically recognized and established method for the safe correction of vision disorders, such as: nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Worldwide more than 40 million patients have benefitted from the highly reliable and comfortable LASIK method. The LASIK treatment is also approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Dr. Jørn S. Jørgensen already introduced the LASIK treatment back in 1992 as the first surgeon in Hamburg, and has, together with his highly specialized EuroEyes team, experience from more than 200,000 successful laser eye treatments. The classic LASIK addressed here (incl. the use of the microblade for preparation of the corneal lamella), which used to be the standard treatment before the Femto Laser was introduced, is only rarely used by EuroEyes. The classic LASIK treatment is an important step in the history of laser eye surgery, however, it is no longer considered a modern individual laser eye treatment, and thereby does not agree with our philosophy. Nevertheless, we would like to briefly explain the procedure.


Video about LASIK

How does LASIK work?


The microkeratome:

First, a corneal lamella is prepared with the microkeratome, a microblade.



Excimer Laser:

The flap is then carefully folded to the side, and the Excimer laser ablates thousandths mm (micrometer µm). This shapes the cornea and the refractive error is thereby corrected.




After the use of the excimer laser, the flap is gently put back. It stays in place due to the natural vacuum of the eye, and protects like a natural bandage.