Monthly Archives: January 2016

Which procedures to choose to treat myopia?

Laser eye surgery (PRK) or Lasik? Implants? Identify which laser procedure is feasible depending on the severity of your myopia. Limitations and indications of myopia surgery can differ depending on the thickness of the cornea, the regularity of the cornea, size of the pupil, the associated astigmatism, the age of the patient, sport and professional activity…
Laser surgery for myopia is always performed with an excimer laser whether in Lasik (classic or femtosecond) or in surface laser procedure (PRK).Read more…

Before Lasik

How Lasik works

Lasik is a procedure that modifies the curvature of the cornea (which behaves like an optic lens) in order to flatten it (less powerful) with nearsighted patients, more bent (more powerful) with long-sighted patients and more spherical with astigmatic patients (since astigmatic patients have irregularities in the curvature of their cornea).

The procedure is performed in two stages. First, a thin flap of the cornea is created with the use of a femtosecond laser or a mechanical microkeratome. This flap, which is still attached to the eye, is lifted up to allow in the second stage of the procedure the laser to work on deep layers of the cornea. The amount of laser applied is programmed depending on the visual defect. The flap is then repositioned and the eye will heal without the need for sutures.Read more…

Refractive surgery

What is refractive surgery?

Surgical techniques using laser energy to treat myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia.

What do we know about this type of surgery?

Refractive surgery’s been used since 20 years. Results are excellent and an efficient pre-operative evaluation can lead to a successful procedure (patients’ satisfaction rate: 98%). More and more people are asking for this high end technology that is nowadays completely mastered by most practitioners not unlike iris implants.Read more…