Vision Correction & Improvement
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Astigmatic Keratotomy is a procedure for correcting astigmatism where incisions are made to the cornea to change its shape to a more spherical one.
What is Conductive Keratoplasty? Conductive keratoplasty, or CK, is an alternative to typical laser surgeries for people who are over forty and have hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Developed by Refractec, the process received FDA approval for reduction of hyperopia and in March 2004 received the first FDA approval for vision technology to improve presbyopia. conductive [...]
What are INTACS? INTACS is a procedure used to improve mild myopia, and it is being also studied to determine its usefulness in reducing hyperopia and astigmatism. INTACS inserts, an alternative to laser surgery, are tiny, crescent-shaped prescription devices made of plastic polymer. The inserts are surgically implanted in the periphery of the cornea. They [...]
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK surgery is not right for everyone and requires careful evaluation and consultation. Today, more people are electing to have LASIK to correct their vision as it eliminates the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct most common vision problems. LASIK is a quick eye surgery procedure [...]
Orthokeratology is the use of special RGP contact lenses that gradually reshape the cornea to allow people with myopia have some freedom from corrective lenses.
For patients who have extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness it may be possible to implant a lens in the eye to correct the refractive error without removing the natural lens.
Photorefractive Keratectomy is a procedure where the epithelium is removed and the surface of the cornea is reshaped according to correction needed.