ReLEx (Refractive Lenticule Extraction) is the newest minimally invasive refractive surgery for correction of refractive errors. ReLEx uses the femtosecond laser to make a small (2-5 mm) incision for more accuracy and precision.
FemtoLASIK is a surgical procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Unlike conventional LASIK, FemtoLASIK uses a femtosecond laser to create a corneal flap instead of a microkeratome blade, making it a bladeless, all-laser form of LASIK.
LASIK is a surgical procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism that utilizes the microkeratome to create a corneal flap of about one-third of the total corneal thickness. The excimer laser is then used to reshape the exposed middle layer of the cornea. The flap is finally put back to assume a new shape created by the excimer laser.
In some cases, patients are considered to be candidates for laser refractive surgery but their eyes have certain characteristics that are discovered during the examination which indicate that PRK might be an equally good or perhaps even a better choice.
What if you always had perfect vision, for distance and near, but are now experiencing some difficulties reading things up close? Do you constantly have to look for your reading glasses when you answer your mobile phone to see who is calling you? What about reading the menu when dining at a restaurant? Have you ever been shopping but forgot your reading glasses so you end up asking someone to read the price tag for you? Well, if the answer is YES to any of the above, then you are in luck! Near Vision LASIK or NV LASIK could be the answer!
What if you find you are not a candidate for LASIK or PRK? Do you feel like your prescription is too high? What if you still want to be glasses free and see the world clearly? Are there any other options? The answer is YES! You may be a candidate for phakic intraocular lenses, another type of refractive surgery in which an artificial lens is placed inside the eye.
Cataract is a deterioration of the natural lens due to age which causes it to become progressively cloudy, milky, yellowish or brownish cataract. The light passing through to the retina is partially blocked and this results in unclear image. Cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy natural lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens which also corrects your refractive error.