YOUR EYES IN THE HANDS OF
THE TRUE EXPERT
DR. ENRIQUE BARRAGÁN GARZA
Ophthalmology, Cornea Surgery, Cataract Surgery
Located in the medical area of Monterrey, Dr. Enrique Barragán specializes in laser surgery (LASIK), cataract surgery, and diagnosis and treatment of kerataconus.
To date, he has performed more than 10,000 surgeries, with which he has accumulated enough experience and the necessary knowledge to be able to make an adequate selection of patients who are good candidates for each procedure.
More than 10,000 LASIK surgeries
Dr. Enrique Barragán is the pioneer of Laser surgery in Mexico
Learn about the specialties that Dr. Barragán has focused on throughout his career. You can also obtain more information in our frequently asked questions section.
¿En qué se especializa el Dr. Enrique Barragán?
El Dr. Enrique Barragán se especializa en cirugías láser (LASIK), cirugía de Catarata y, diagnóstico y tratamiento de Queratocono
¿Cómo se tratan las cataratas?
¿Qué es el queratocono?
¿En qué te beneficia la cirugía LASIK?
La cirugía LASIK se utiliza para tratar la miopía, la hipermetropía y el astigmatismo. El 90% que se someten al LASIK tienen como resultado una visión entre 20/20 y 20/40, sin anteojos ni lentes de contacto. Las personas pueden realizar la mayoría de sus actividades diarias normales sin lentes correctivos.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Lasik surgery?
Most people in their 20s, 30s or early 40s, with healthy eyes, adequate cornea thickness and that haven´t had any significant changes in their lens prescription during the past year, can be considered good candidates for this procedure.
We pay very close attention to all of these details, that is why due to our ethics, professionalism, experience and honesty in the candidate selection process, we have achieved more than 99% of success rate in the Lasik surgeries performed.
I want LASIK surgery, but what if I wear contact lenses?
If you wear contact lenses, it is a good idea to stop wearing them before your baseline evaluation and switch to wearing your glasses full-time (1 weeks for soft lenses, 2 weeks if you wear hard ones). Contact lenses change the shape of your cornea for up to several weeks after you have stopped using them depending on the type of contact lenses you wear. Not leaving your contact lenses out long enough for your cornea to assume its natural shape before surgery can have negative consequences, such as inaccurate measurements and a poor surgical plan, resulting in poor vision after surgery.
Is there a risk for LASIK surgery if I’m pregnant?
Since hormones change significantly during pregnancy and breast feeding (these fluctuations alter the corneal shape), it is recommended to wait at least 6 months after these stages to have the evaluation and surgery performed.
What it´s the post LASIK surgical care
We recommend that from now on, you use sunglasses and lubricant eye drops. Also, you will have to avoid the following activities after the surgery:
- No squeezing or rubbing your eyes (1 week)
- Avoid getting water in your eyes while taking a shower (1 week)
- No swimming (1 month)
- Avoid closed areas with smoke (1 week)
- No eye makeup: mascara, eye shadow, eye liner, etc (1 week)
The appointments with him are quite good, I suffer from keratoconus and he took the time to inform me about the disease and the operation, not even great. 100% recommended
In all my visits with doctors and specialists this is the first time that we are treated with respect and a lot of patience and the way in which you explain us in great detail when describing the problem you found in my vision and the procedure to solve it honestly by answering all our questions. More than patients, they made us feel like family once again, thank you very much Dr Barragan!