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Every year, millions of people have corrective surgery done on their eyes. With businesses and insurance companies starting to chip in on the cost, many people are finding laser surgery to be an affordable and effective way to clear up vision problems and remove cataracts. While complications from laser eye surgery arise in only about [...]
LASIK surgery was a huge stride forward in ophthalmology, and the movement towards custom LASIK surgery, also known as wavefront or wavefront-guided LASIK, is providing even more steps forward. However, before any surgery it is important to understand your options in order to receive the proper care. So, what is the difference between custom LASIK [...]
Eye surgery has advanced to such a level that ophthalmic surgeons are now able to correct astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness by reshaping the cornea. This changes the way in which the eye refracts to light and corrects the vision problem. Microkeratome LASIK surgery is a mechanical procedure which uses a blade. Effectively the surgeon makes [...]
If you find yourself holding menus at an arm’s length, you might feel ready to correct your vision. Conductive keratoplasty (CK) is a relatively new procedure designed for patients struggling with farsightedness or astigmatism. Since CK is non-invasive and does not remove tissue, it has considerable advantages over laser surgeries. What is conductive keratoplasty? Conductive [...]
Refractive eye surgery is a type of corrective surgery for the eyes in which a surgeon attempts to change the focusing characteristics of the eye by altering the shape of the cornea, implanting artificial lenses, or by changing the eye in other ways thereby achieving a clearer image. There are three forms of refractive surgeries [...]
Many people today suffer from vision impairments. There are many different vision problems that people can suffer from. Some of the more common types of vision problems are farsightedness, nearsightedness, glaucoma, astigmatism, cataracts and many others. Vision problems can be caused by a multitude of things such as disease, stress, tension, injury and even pregnancy [...]
LASIK is an abbreviation for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, a type refractive surgery for hyperopic, astigmatism and myopia correction. A computer operated laser is used to reshape the cornea, in an attempt to have light bent and focused correctly onto the retina area. The procedure is preferred as an alternative to wearing glasses or contact [...]
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