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If your optometrist has diagnosed you with vision problems such as myopia, astigmatism, or hyperopia then you might want to consider having laser eye surgery. Basically this type of surgery realigns the retina with the cornea. During the last few years laser eye surgery has advanced to such a degree that the procedure has become [...]
When it comes to PRK vs. LASIK, it’s best to do your research so that you can become educated about the benefits and drawbacks of each procedure. Both vision improvement procedures involve minimal pain. This makes both LASIK and PRK comfortable for patients to endure. Out of the two procedures, the most commonly used method [...]
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) was the common choice for vision correction before the development of Lasik came along. Both of these procedures are laser eye surgeries, although they do differ slightly when comparing the pros and cons. PRK takes longer for vision improvement and is a gradual process compared to Lasik surgery, but when patients are [...]
Lasik, or Laser-Assisted in SItu Keratomileusis, is a procedure designed to improve vision in those suffering from myopia (shortsightedness), astigmatism and hyperopia (farsightedness). Lasik is a refractive surgery, performed by an ophthalmologist, which can be divided into three steps: (1) cutting a slight flap in the patient’s cornea; (2) re-shaping the corneal stroma through laser-remodeling; [...]
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 [...]
After you’ve found a reliable doctor with solid references and recommendations from friends and family, you should begin to make some preparations for your laser eye procedure. Laser eye surgery is a very common procedure today and 80% of those who undergo it never have to wear corrective lenses again. Following a few tips can [...]
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 [...]
When choosing a LASIK eye center and surgeon, you need to do your homework and find the laser eye center that is most qualified. This will require that you get any and all of your questions answered. For some, this will require that you get over any fears you may have – fears of being [...]
Presbyopia is an age related vision condition. It is a common vision problem. With presbyopia, basically the eyes lose the ability to focus closely on objects. Presbyopia reversal by means of corrective surgery is a relatively new innovation and can be performed by either LASIK or lens replacement. These two options are the most popular [...]
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