It´s the most widely used procedure in the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
During refractive surgery a laser beam is used to reshape the cornea, evaporating the exceeding tissue. With this technique the eye is given an ideal shape, so the images can be focused clearly on the retina.
Laser surgery is very quick, done under topic anesthesia (drops) and does not require hospitalization. Patients have very little discomfort and can go back to their regular activities by the next day.
Is LASIK surgery for me?
To undergo LASIK surgery, you must meet certain requirements. Here are some of them: Being 18 or older, you should have a stable lens prescription for at least one year, have a refractive error that can be treat with LASIK.
Presbyopia is a condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects. This condition is affecting people around the world and there is no preventive treatment at the moment.
The glasses had been the only efficient source for compensating Presbyopia, so patients can read without difficulty. Recently, new techniques have been developed in order to correct this problem to prevent patients from wearing glasses. Among these techniques we find laser and intraocular lenses. One of the most innovative ones is the SUPRACOR System
1. How do I know if I’m a good candidate for LASIK surgery?
2. What if I wear contact lenses?
3. Is there a risk for surgery if I’m pregnant?
4. Are there any risks during the surgery?
5. What happens during surgery?
6. Post-surgical care