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Laser vision correction

- a safe and effective method for correcting myopia (nearsightedness), hypermetropia, and astigmatism. It provides improvement of sight and quality of life for the patient.

Laser vision correction is a surgical alternative to glasses and or contact lenses. It is an outpatient procedure that uses a cool beam of light to gently reshape the ocular surfaces, the cornea, thereby altering the power of the eye. The light gently pulses to remove microscopic amounts of tissue, changing the optics astigmatism, allowing images to focus sharply on the retina. The most common method used while laser vision corrections are LASIK and LASEK.

Now the most commonly performed eye laser surgery LASIK involves creating a partial-thickness corneal flap and using an excimer laser to ablate the ‘bed’ of the cornea. The flap is then placed back into its original position. Discomfort after surgery is minimal, and vision recovery usually takes 24 hours!

LASEK is similar to LASIK surgery, but with this technique, the surface layer of protective cells (epithelium) of the cornea remove in the central zone. Then laser correction is performed according to the program. The procedure allows the surgeon to remove less of the cornea, making it a good option for people who have thin corneas. At the end of the procedure, a soft contact lens is put in the cornea, which remains until the surface layer of cells is completely restored. Typically,  this process takes 4 to 6 days. At this time, the patient may experience some discomfort, to reduce which it is necessary to use moisturizing eye drops and sunglasses.

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