The Latest in Laser Eye Surgery


Eye is an important and sensitive organ found in human being. Though the location of the eye fits the best and even people make sure they take care of their eyes the best, yet with injuries due to accident and other issues, you end up having problems in your eyes. Thanks to the high end latest technologies and treatment options, which have emerged in the domain of eye care, treating eye with any problem has become simpler as compared to the past. The presence of highly competitive eye surgeons and experts also make ways in settling down the eye problems once for all with different latest eye surgeries. Now, let’s check the latest in eye surgery and procedure in the following paragraphs:

The Most Common Type of Laser Eye Surgery is LASIK

When it comes to corrective common vision problems like farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism, refractive surgeries come into picture. These procedures help in reducing the need of having eyeglasses or contact lenses. Currently you have a procedure called LASIK, which is among the advance procedures in eye care. This option proves out to be an effective option for corrective vision issues.

Newer Variations on LASIK

LASIK is considered to be among the latest procedures in eye surgery, however, there are certain newer variations found with it, let’s check them out:

Wavefront-guided LASIK

This latest procedure in Lasik is a computer imaging technology, which can be called as a one step ahead the conventional LASIK procedure. The Wavefront guided LASIK surgery offers the surgeons and experts a 3D view/map of the cornea of the patients going for this surgery. This helps in detecting a very subtle kind of abnormalities over the cornea surface. The result you find in this surgery is much better in terms of vision correction than the one achieved by the conventional LASIK procedure.


In this eye surgery procedure, the surgeon instead of using a laser beam to make the flap in the eye, is seen using a special device known as trephine, which helps in cutting down the ultra thin layer of corneal tissue.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK): Less Expensive Laser Eye Surgery

This procedure is often employs to treat conditions like hyperopia, astigmatism and myopia. This kind of laser eye surgery, you can find the surgeon using computer controlled excimer laser in order to reshape the cornea. However, with this procedure, you can easily remove the ultra thin kind of outer lawyer of the eye that helps in growing back instead of making it like a flap. The Wavefront guided option is used in this procedure. This procedure has a couple of benefits, which include faster recovery time and cost effectiveness as compared to LASIK.

Laser Eye Surgery Risks

Any surgery comes with some risk of the other and eye surgery is no exception though it comes at a very low risk. After the surgery, there is a rare chance of getting complications, yet the flap made during the surgery to fix the injury in eye will take time. You should avoid rubbing your eyes in order to multiply the side effects or the risks after the surgery especially after the LASIK procedure. LASEK will help in preserving corneal tissue hence it proves out to be a safer option for a number of patients who are known to have thin tissues.

How Effective Is Laser Eye Surgery?

In terms of result, LASIK has 90 percent of the result in giving the best vision results claims the study of American Academy of Ophthalmology. Similar is the story with other surgical options including PRK and LASEK.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Talking about the good candidates for the LASIK, you need to be above 18 years of age along with having stable health conditions with no major operation in the past. However, people with dry eyes and other similar medical conditions that can put a direct impact on the healing of the eyes are not the candidate for the surgery.


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