-LASIK safe in our hands, is a new website developed by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) to provide accurate and up-to-date information about LASIK (laser refractive eye surgery) for people in Europe.

The site has been produced in 2010 European year of LASIK ?the 20th anniversary of the first LASIK surgery ?but it will be continually updated to ensure that it reflects the latest information and techniques.

  • Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most commonly-performed type of laser surgery. It is used to correct short-sight (myopia), long-sight (hyperopia) and astigmatism.

    Click through to find out more details on the LASIK procedure, including the cost of the surgery and how it compares to other techniques.
  • This section takes you through everything you need know about what to expect from LASIK. It includes details on eligibility for LASIK, how to book an appointment, what happens during the operation and how you can prepare for it. It also includes a section on side-effects that you should be aware of.
  • The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) is Europe's leading organisation for cataract and refractive surgeons. They are currently supporting the 2010 European Year of LASIK which marks the 20th anniversary of the first LASIK surgery.

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