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Welcome to the Santamaria Eye Center website dedicated to
LASIK Refractive Surgery.


Dr. Santamaria performs advanced LASIK technology

Dr. Santamaria has been actively performing Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery to reduce dependence upon glasses or contact lenses.

There are two great new advances in LASIK. The first is IntraLase®. No longer is the flap made with a blade, it is made with a femtosecond laser. It is 100% blade-free. It sets a new standard of quality and safety. The second is Advanced CustomVue® LASIK. This LASIK uses the VISX Wavefront S4® System to not only correct the patient's prescription but also correct the visual system's pre-existing aberrations. Frequently, the patient may see better after LASIK than with their old glasses or contact lenses.


By Jaime Santamaria II, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.

LASIK is now the most popularly done refractive surgery procedure in the world. It is an operation performed for people who want to reduce or eliminate their dependence upon glasses.

LASIK is a procedure where a flap formed in the cornea, using one of the various keratomes ("corneal cutter"). The cornea is then treated with an Excimer laser to change its curvature before the flap is placed back into position. The procedure normally takes five minutes per eye and is not felt by the patient due to the use of anesthetic drops. The Excimer laser is controlled by a computer, which appropriately reshapes the cornea depending on the person's prescription.

LASIK is quite accurate for patients who have myopia (nearsightedness), and also is reasonably accurate for patients who have myopia and astigmatism. It is also effective in treating hyperopic patients (farsighted).

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But what is LASIK?

Simply put, LASIK is a surgical procedure in which a laser reshapes the interior of your cornea to correct its shape, allowing light to focus correctly on the retina without the need of prescription glasses.







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