Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis) is a variation of PRK and LASIK. It is used mostly for people with corneas that are too thin for LASIK. In LASEK, the epithelium, or outer layer of the cornea, is removed using a diluted alcohol solution. An excimer laser is then used to sculpt the corneal tissue underneath. Following the procedure, the epithelium is placed back over the eye. A bandaged contact lens is then placed into the eye and is worn for about five days or until the epithelium has healed. Detroit/Rochester LASEK patients who undergo this procedure generally experience increased eye irritation and longer recovery time compared to LASIK. However, the long-term results are similar.
Dr. Weingarten is an extremely talented eye surgeon who has been serving patients in Detroit and Rochester for many years, providing the safest and most advanced vision correction treatments, including LASIK, cataract surgery as well as general ophthalmologic services and eye exams. In addition, Dr. Weingarten is one of the most sought after eye surgeons by patients suffering from complex eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes-induced eye diseases.