How is ASA performed?
ASA surgery requires no incision. During the procedure, a drop is used to remove the cornea’s outer covering instead of creating a flap. Then, an excimer laser is used for 30 to 60 seconds to reshape the exposed cornea. A clear bandage contact lens is placed on your cornea for protection immediately afterward. Your surface covering then grows back during the next few days.
Prescription eye drops are typically used for several months following your procedure, and you’ll be fitted with a bandage contact lens for a few days to maximize your comfort while your eyes heal. Watch the video to the right for a demonstration of the procedure.