About LASIK Surgery
LASIK is a safe, quick, pain-free, and highly effective method of vision correction.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is an outpatient refractive surgery procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. A laser is used to reshape the cornea – the clear, round dome at the front of the eye – to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at the back of the eye. With LASIK, an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) creates a thin flap in the cornea using either a blade or a laser. The surgeon folds back the flap and precisely removes a very specific amount of corneal tissue under the flap using an excimer laser. The flap is then laid back into its original position where it heals in place.
Dr. Bala Ambati has the distinction of being the world’s youngest person to graduate from medical school at age 17. He is experienced in cornea transplants, cataract extraction, keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea), LASIK, and other complex procedures of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. He also is a gifted surgeon cataract surgeon and all-around eye care guru. When it comes to the treatment of your eyes, no matter what the issue, Dr. Ambati will help find the cause and assist you in making the right decision for you to get back to living your life the way you want it to be lived. He has been an invited speaker at the World Ophthalmology Congress, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, International Congress of Eye Research, and other national and international conferences. He regularly donates his time overseas on missions with ORBIS, a nonprofit organization with a Flying Eye Hospital.
With respect to clinical research, Dr. Ambati is committed to constant analysis of results of cornea transplants, LASIK, cataract extraction, and other anterior segment procedures with a view towards optimization of patient outcomes.
At his practice in Eugene, Dr. Ambati maintains a dynamic research laboratory, exploring and advancing new treatments for abnormal blood vessel formation (involved in corneal injury, macular degeneration, diabetes, and cancer) as well as development of novel surgical technology and devices. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and two books.