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Taking a Look at Laser Eye Surgery
There are several different types of laser eye surgery, and the type of surgery we recommend may depend on your eye health history and the type of issue you wish to correct. Some surgeries reshape your corneal tissue, while others replace your clear, crystalline lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
Having laser eye surgery doesn’t guarantee 20/20 vision. Still, many people report vision improvements after their procedure. Our consultation process can help determine if laser eye surgery is right for you.
Once we determine if laser eye surgery is right for you, we can refer you to an ophthalmologist to perform the procedure and customize a surgical plan for your needs.
After you have your procedure, our co-management process can help ensure your eyes recover appropriately.
You may experience a few side effects during the healing process, but these are normal and should start to subside in a few weeks. These side effects may include:
- Dry eyes
- Glare and halos
- Light sensitivity
- Blurry vision
- Eye discomfort
If you notice that your symptoms aren’t improving, please call us immediately.
Types of Laser Eye Surgery
Eye surgeons known as ophthalmologists perform the procedure while we help co-manage the process from beginning to end. Our team will book a series of follow-up appointments to monitor how your eyes heal and can help to manage any complications that may arise.
But before we look at the possible complications of laser eye surgery, it’s time to take a look at the most common types of laser eye surgeries we might recommend.
During this procedure, your ophthalmologist will numb your eyes with a special eye drop before making a small incision in the outermost layer of your cornea, called the epithelium. This incision is used to create a flap to fold over and access the underlying corneal tissue, called the corneal stroma.
Your ophthalmologist will then reshape the corneal stroma using a device known as an excimer laser. Reshaping this tissue should correct your refractive error.
At the end of the procedure, the epithelium fold is placed back in its original position and left to heal for a few weeks.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser eye surgery similar to LASIK, but with a small change. Instead of creating a flap from your epithelium at the beginning of the procedure, it is removed entirely to give your ophthalmologist access to the corneal stroma.
An excimer laser reshapes the corneal stroma, correcting your refractive error. Your eye naturally heals the epithelium layer over a few weeks. We may recommend PRK surgery if you have thin corneas or dry eye.
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery is quite a different process from both LASIK and PRK surgery.
During this procedure, your ophthalmologist will make a small incision in your eye to help them access and remove your crystalline lens, which is located just behind your iris, and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The crystalline lens is responsible for focusing light on your retina and providing you with clear vision. However, an age-related issue known as presbyopia can make it harder for the lens to focus.
A similar procedure, known as cataract surgery, also replaces a cataract lens with an IOL.
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