EYE TREATMENTS

REFRACTIVE EYE SURGERY

PRK Photorefractive keraktectomy an eye surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea. This laser, which delivers a cool pulsing beam of ultraviolet light, is used on the surface of the cornea, not underneath the cornea, as in LASIK. PRK eye surgery is highly accurate in correcting many cases of nearsightedness. Approximately 80% of PRK patients have 20/20 vision without glasses or contact lenses one year after the surgery; 95% to 98% have 20/40 or better without glasses or contacts.

LASIK (Laser in-situ keratomileusis) – the most popular type of purely refractive surgery performed today

LASIK surgery is a two-step procedure. First, the surgeon creates a very thin, retractable flap in the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye). This flap can be created with a precision cutting tool containing a surgical blade (called a microkeratome) or with a femtosecond laser. The surgeon then folds the corneal flap back and reshapes the underlying corneal tissue with an excimer laser. After the excimer laser treatment, the flap is returned to its original position, where it heals without requiring stitches to hold it in place.

LASIK eye surgery is usually completed in 30 minutes or less.

More than 8 out of every 10 people who’ve undergone refractive surgery no longer need to use their glasses or contact lenses for the majority of their activities.

Price(stand. LASIK): 2248 $

Price(stand. PRK): 2248 $

Price(advanced Wavefront LASIK): 2425 $

Price(advanced Wavefront PRK): 2425 $

Price(IntraLase stand.LASIK): 2595 $

INTRAOCULAR LENS

An intraocular lens (IOL) is a lens implanted in the eye used to treat cataracts or myopia. The most common type of IOL for cataract treatment are known as pseudophakic IOLs which work by replacing the crystalline lens which has been clouded over by cataracts. The second type of IOL, more commonly known as a phakic intraocular lens (PIOL), is a lens which is placed over the existing natural lens used in refractive surgery to change the eye’s optical power as a treatment for myopia or nearsightedness. IOLs usually consists of a small plastic lens with plastic side struts, called haptics, to hold the lens in place within the capsular bag inside the eye.

We use implants by ReSTOR, ReZoom, Crystalens HD, and Acrylis multifocal implants.

CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue (the graft) in its entirety (penetrating keratoplasty) or in part (lamellar keratoplasty). The graft is taken from a recently deceased individual with no known diseases or other factors that may affect the viability of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient.

Postoperative therapy is very demanding and time-consuming. Long-term success of the operation depends more probably on postoperative care than operational techniques.

VITRECTOMY

Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye.

At the end of the surgery, silicone oil or a gas is injected into the eye to replace the vitreous gel and restore normal pressure in the eye.

Vitrectomy may require an overnight hospital stay. But it may sometimes be done as outpatient surgery.

The surgery lasts 2 to 3 hours. Your eye doctor will determine if the surgery can be done with local or general anesthesia.

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