Refractive error (short-sightedness, long sightedness, or astigmatism) affects the way in which light enters the eye causing images to be blurred. This error may be treated by using glasses/contact lenses or by undergoing a refractive surgery or a combination of these methods.
Refractive surgery is aimed at improving the refractive state of the eye and thus decreasing or eliminating the patient’s dependence on spectacles or contact lenses. LASIK is one of the most popular technologies, using excimer laser, to modulate the thicknesses of the cornea to correct refractive errors.
We use the latest generation of Femtosecond-LASIK where patients can experience a bladeless procedure that can help them maintain their vision without the need of glasses or contact lenses. Selected patients may be more suitable for other cornea refractive procedures such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK). For patients with very high myopia, an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) inserted behind the iris and in front of the physiological lens is another vision correction alternative available at our centre. In addition to refractive correction, we also offer Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK) for the treatment of recurrent erosions of the cornea surface following injury. The type of refractive surgery can vary from patient to patient depending on the individual eye condition and refractive status.