Considering LASIK

Why should you consider Lasik Xtra?

At Glaukos, we understand that the decision whether or not to undergo LASIK eye surgery requires careful consideration. It is an investment in something invaluable—your quality of life—and it can be a significant financial commitment as well.

That’s why we’ve developed Lasik Xtra®, a procedure performed during your LASIK surgery that strengthens the cornea of the eye and has the potential to1,2:

  • Extend the longevity of LASIK, decreasing the need for a touchup procedure
  • Provide peace of mind in knowing you are getting the highest quality, safest eye care possible
  • Reduce the risk of long-term changes in your vision

Over 140,000 eyes have been treated with Lasik Xtra across the globe.

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Many ophthalmologists offer Lasik Xtra to the following refractive patients

Highly myopic patients: Myopia, commonly referred to as “nearsightedness” is a condition of the eye in which a person has difficulty focusing on objects at a distance but is able to focus on objects up close.

Hyperopic patients: Hyperopia, commonly referred to as “farsightedness,” is a condition of the eye in which a person has difficulty focusing on objects nearby and, in some cases, difficulty focusing on objects of any distance.

Young patients: Younger patients tend to have a higher rate of regression following refractive procedures.

Patients with a family history of keratoconus or corneal ectasia: Patients with a family history of ectasia are at higher risk of developing the condition.

All LASIK patients: All patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery could benefit from added strengthening of the cornea.

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Consult your ophthalmologist to see if Lasik Xtra is right for you.

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  1. Rajpal RK, Wisecarver CB, Williams D, et al. Lasik Xtra® provides corneal stability and improved outcomes. Ophthalmol Ther. 2015;4(2):89-102
  2. Lim EWL, Lim L. Review of laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK and SMILE) with simultaneous accelerated corneal crosslinking – long-term results. Curr Eye Res. 2019;44(11):1171-1180.