Laser Vision Correction, commonly referred to as laser eye surgery, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Laser Vision Correction surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve visual acuity. For most patients, Laser Vision Correction provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses. For patients with moderate to high myopia or thin corneas which cannot be treated with Laser Vision Correction an intraocular lens is an alternative.
The goal of Laser Vision Correction is to achieve a more optically perfect eye. However, the final result depends on the physician’s success at predicting changes that occur during healing and other factors. When treating a patient with preexisting astigmatism, Laser Vision Correction lasers are designed to treat regular astigmatism as determined externally by corneal topography. If the patient has preexisting irregular astigmatism, Laser Vision Correction approaches may leave both regular and irregular astigmatism behind.
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