What to expect with LASIK? By Macy Eye Center on January 11, 2023

Before the laser eye surgery

Our friendly staff will arrange a convenient appointment for you in our clinic located in the Southwest towers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (8635 W 3rd St, Suite 360W).

You and your ophthalmologist will discuss your vision needs based on your lifestyle and your expectations for LASIK.

Dr Macy or Dr Knezevic will thoroughly examine your eyes and make sure you are a candidate for LASIK. This includes:

Test your vision. This is to make sure that your vision has not changed. It also shows how high your refractive error is and whether LASIK can be used to correct your vision.

Check for other eye problems. Your ophthalmologist will make sure that you do not have eye problems. This is because other problems could affect your surgery, or LASIK could make those other problems worse.

Measure and map the surface of your cornea. Your ophthalmologist will check the thickness of your cornea and make precise measurements of the cornea’s surface. Your eye surgeon uses these measurements to program the computer-based laser used during surgery.

Measure your pupil size. He will also measure the size of your pupil.

After discussion of your results and examinations, if you are a good candidate, the next step is surgery scheduling.

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Jonathan Isaac Macy, MD

Los Angeles Vision Institute

Dr. Jonathan Macy and Dr. Alexander Knezevic are considered leaders in laser cataract surgery and LASIK. With academic appointments at USC, UCLA, and Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Macy and Dr. Knezevic provide extensive expertise to patients in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. Our affiliations with professional organizations include:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Healthcare Professionals and Friends For Medicine in Israel

To schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist, contact us online or call (310) 657-2777.

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