Refractive surgery includes an array of modern surgical procedures designed to improve vision problems, often eliminating the need for corrective lenses.
What is Refractive Surgery
Refractive surgery includes an array of modern surgical procedures designed to improve vision problems, often eliminating the need for corrective lenses. Glasses or contact lenses can correct most vision problems; however, when these are not the most practical solutions, refractive surgery should be considered an effective alternative for improving vision.
The most common methods of refractive surgery are PRK LASIK and TRANS-PRK for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, while PRESBY-LASIK has recently entered to correct presbyopia. In special cases which needs enhansement of an abnormal cornea , we can use simultaneously with the correction of refrective problem the cross-linking method with the technique LASIK or PKR-EXTRA
The excimer laser is a charged mixture of argon and fluoride gases in a mirrored tube to produce a beam of ultraviolet light. This beam is unique because it has the ability to break the molecular bonds between tissue and vaporize tissue, a microscopic layer at a time. The laser can sculpt tissue with no effect on the underlying and surrounding tissue. This makes it ideal for changing the shape of the cornea, the eye’s front window, to reduce or eliminate focusing problems. Successful refractive eye surgery can reduce or cure common vision disorders such as myopia(nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
Risks & Benefits of LASIK
BENEFITS OF LASIK
- You can have clear, natural or improved vision
- LASIK is quick and virtually painless
- Most patients are able to see clearly without glasses and/or contacts
- We use Excelsius Laser technology.
- Laser-Eye’s investment in the latest LASIK technology means better results for our patients
- Overall eye health is improved
- Quality of life is improved
The LASIK Procedure
What is Laser Surgery for the Eyes? Refractive laser surgery now offers an alternative to glasses and contact lenses in correcting vision. It can correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism by changing the shape of the cornea with a cold laser beam.
Specialized LASIK Eye Surgery with Monovision
Reduce The Need For Reading Glasses With LASIK Presbyopia, which literally means “old eyes”, is a normal and expected consequence of the ageing process.
The LASIK experience
Your complimentary consultation is the first step. During this one-hour appointment, you will have specific testing performed to assure that you are eligible for the laser treatment. The remainder of your visit is an interactive and educational session designed to help you understand all aspects of the LASIK procedure. You will be given an Informed Consent as well as pre- and post-operative instructions.
PRK vs LASIK
LASIK and PRK are two different (but similar) types of laser eye surgery. Both are grouped under the umbrella “laser eye surgery,” but each is a little different when it comes to advantages and disadvantages.
PresbyLASIK (Multifocal ) for Presbyopia Correction
Presby (Multifocal) LASIK is an advanced type of laser vision correction surgery that changes the shape of the eye’s cornea to create different power zones for seeing at varying distances.
PRK – Photorefractive keratectomy technique
Photorefractive keratectomy or PRK is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Trans PRK technique
Trans PRK is a laser technique for treating nearsightedness (myopia), astigmatism and farsightedness, (hyperopia).
It is a new procedure which combines LASIK or PRK and corneal cross-linking. The aim of Xtra treatment is restoring strength to the cornea, increasing stability in visual outcomes and the accuracy of the refractive correction.