Laser eye surgery (LASIK) is a form of treatment for short-sight, long-sight and astigmatism.

This is done by reshaping the cornea (the transparent front part of the eye) using the excimer laser.

LASIK involves cutting a flap in the cornea, lifting the flap and applying the laser treatment underneath, then replacing the flap and allowing the eye to heal.

LASEK or Advanced Surface Ablation is a less invasive method of laser treatment in which the epithelial cells (surface layer) of the cornea are moved gently to one side, the laser is applied directly to the exposed corneal surface and then the epithelial cells are replaced to form a protective layer while the cornea heals.

We do not perform this surgery at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital. The nearest hospitals are Nuffield Health Woking and Nuffield Health Wessex Hospitals.