New Jersey LASEK Surgeon – Dr. Cary Silverman

Dr. Cary Silverman is a skilled New Jersey LASIK surgeon who offers a range of procedures in addition to LASIK. In the paragraphs below he describes the LASEK procedure as an alternative to LASIK.


lasek eye surgeryPatients whose corneas are too thin or too flat are typically unable to undergo the LASIK procedure. For these patients, the LASEK Laser Eye Surgery procedure, performed at our East Hanover practice in northern New Jersey, is an effective alternative. LASEK does not require an opening to be made in the cornea. This reduces the potential for post-surgical complications arising from the use of a blade to create a corneal flap.

The LASEK Procedure

During the procedure, Dr. Silverman uses an instrument called a Trephine to isolate a thin layer in the outer portion of the patient’s cornea (the epithelium). Next, an alcohol solution is applied to the eye to loosen the layer. After the alcohol solution is removed, the epithelial flap is delicately peeled back, and an excimer laser is to carefully reshape the cornea. By properly re-sculpting the cornea, Dr. Silverman is able to improve the ability of the eye to focus on images. For most patients, this results in dramatic improvements to their quality of vision.

Recovery after LASEK

Though the recovery period following the LASEK procedure is longer than it is in LASIK surgery, patients will still be able to return to work and other light activities in three to five days. Vision will gradually improve over the course of several weeks until the cornea has completely healed.

Dr. Silverman and the team at EyeCare20/20 strive to combine a personal touch with some of the most advanced eye-care technologies and treatments available today. Conveniently located in East Hanover, NJ, for over 25 years we’ve helped hundreds of people improve their eyesight.

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