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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; [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition that hundreds of thousands suffer from the world over. Traditionally, the remedy for this ocular obstacle has been wearing either contacts or eyeglasses, but keeping your prescription up to date and caring for these accessories is a hassle that many simply do not have the time or patience to [...]
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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