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What are refractive errors (myopia, astigmatism)?

To view images, the eye works much like a camera. That is, it has a lens forming a clear image of the outside world on a sensitive film (retina) and receiving these images through the optic nerve, the brain sends to so we can see the.

To see these images clearly, the images "captured" should be focused exactly on the retina. It is said that one eye has a refractive power of the lens when (cornea and lens) focus images or front (myopia) or behind (hyperopia) of the retina.

Myopia

A person with myopia have difficulty (blurred vision) to focus on far objects, whereas the near objects appear correctly. Myopia can cause headaches and eyestrain.

Hyperopia

The hyperopia have a blurred perception of near objects, unlike the myopic. Hyperopia can cause headaches and eye pain, frequent blinking and tearing. To detect hyperopia properly, you need to dilate the pupil drops cicloplègiques.

Astigmatism

A person with astigmatism sees a distorted view of things, both far closer. It is a problem of the curvature of the cornea so that images are perceived distorted. Astigmatism is often associated with myopia or hyperopia.

These refractive errors can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or permanently through surgery.

What is Laser Refractive Surgery?

Laser refractive surgery is a safe and effective technique for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and / or astigmatism.

By applying the laser modifies the curvature of the cornea, thus correcting refractive permanently, with minimal discomfort to the patient and a rapid recovery of visual function.

In our center you can solve your problem of dependence on glasses or contact lenses. We have the most advanced technology in the field of Ophthalmology. Our latest generation laser surgery allows customized.

FAQ

Laser surgery can correct:

  • Myopia: up to 12 diopters 
  • Hyperopia: up to 5 diopters 
  • Astigmatism: up to 5 diopters

Between 12 and 30 diopters of myopia corrected by implantation Phakic intraocular lens (ICL, ARTISAN, etc.).. In the case of hyperopia greater than 5 diopters can also be corrected by Phakic intraocular lenses / afàquiques.

  • People who have myopia, farsightedness or astigmatism. 
  • Those wishing to economic treatment, compared with the maintenance of glasses or contact lenses. 
  • Having over 18 years of age and graduation stable. 
  • Should not be operated patients with pacemakers or pregnant women 

Anyway, if you have some other type of illness, it should notify your ophthalmologist.

About 7 minutes per eye.

Usually it causes pain, but sometimes you can get to minor disturbances.

The operation is performed using anesthetic drops are applied on the eye and so the patient does not notice anything during the procedure.

If the operation is performed when the ranking is stable, the default should not reappear.

In specific cases, it is necessary to apply a little more laser may need some minimal optical correction.

Our laser has a system that is able to keep an eye on very high speed, so always make sure that the treatment is in the right place.

No problem because our laser allows to correct defects combined myopia and hyperopia with astigmatism all at once.

No, our center has spent years operating with very good results. This microsurgery is well proven and experienced, offering maximum guarantees.

The new technological advances, do not invalidate at all lasers above; simply open up new possibilities and allow patients to intervene before they could operate.

This technique involves placing a special lens inside the eye nearsighted. This operation can be optimally correct moderate myopia and others with high safety and efficiency.

After a personal visit and a very complete examination the doctor decides the most appropriate type of surgery.


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