Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
LASIK, which stands for: laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, which involves treatment of the central cornea with an excimer laser underneath a hinged flap of corneal tissue.
LASIK can be used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using a local anesthesia and is relatively painless. Healing is rapid and does not require stitches. Many of our LASIK patients see a dramatic improvement in their vision within the first day. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a day or two.
The goal of LASIK is to eliminate or reduce your dependence on corrective lenses. It cannot correct a condition known as presbyopia, or aging of the eye that may require the use of reading glasses. However, monovision is a technique used for Detroit presbyopia patients that corrects vision in one eye for distance and adjusts the other eye for reading. Your pre-surgery testing and discussions with the doctor will help determine if monovision is an option for you to consider.
Dr. Weingarten is an exceptionally skilled eye surgeon specializing in advanced forms of LASIK and cataract surgery. Over the years, he has helped numerous laser eye surgery and cataracts patients enhance their vision while decreasing their dependence on glasses. In addition, Dr. Weingarten offers a range of general ophthalmology services, including complete eye exams, diabetic retinopathy treatment and glaucoma surgery.