Refractive surgery is a broad term that encompasses various procedures aimed at correcting vision problems by reshaping the cornea or replacing the natural lens of the eye. As these surgeries require precision and accuracy, the use of high-quality instruments and technology is critical in achieving optimal visual outcomes and minimizing the risk of complications.
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LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a popular refractive surgery that uses a laser to reshape the cornea, thereby correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The procedure involves creating a thin flap in the cornea with a microkeratome or femtosecond laser, lifting the flap, and applying the excimer laser to reshape the cornea. The flap is then repositioned, and the eye is allowed to heal.
LASEK / PRK
LASEK (Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy) is a type of refractive surgery that is similar to PRK, but instead of removing the epithelium, it is preserved and lifted before the excimer laser is applied to reshape the cornea. The epithelium is then repositioned and covered with a contact lens to promote healing.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of refractive surgery that uses a laser to reshape the cornea to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Unlike LASIK, PRK does not require the creation of a corneal flap. Instead, the surface layer of the cornea (epithelium) is removed, and the laser is applied to reshape the cornea. The epithelium then regenerates over several days.
LASEK and PRK are two types of laser-based refractive surgeries that correct vision problems by reshaping the cornea. The main difference between the two procedures is that LASEK preserves the surface layer of the cornea, while in PRK, the surface layer is removed completely.
ReLEx (Refractive Lenticule Extraction) is a minimally invasive refractive surgery that uses a femtosecond laser to create a lenticule inside the cornea, which is then removed through a small incision. ReLEx can correct myopia and astigmatism without creating a corneal flap, making it less invasive than LASIK.
ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery stands as one of the revolutionary refractive procedures, delivering clear vision without the need for traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses. This approach introduces a biocompatible Collamer lens inside the eye through a small incision. ICL surgery offers unparalleled flexibility, correcting a wide range of vision issues, including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, making it a preferred choice for those seeking precise and effective vision correction.
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