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What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery is a procedure that helps to improve your vision and get rid off your glasses or contact lenses.

Over 22 million laser eye surgery procedures have been carried out worldwide helping to change people's lives for the better.

The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an image on film. The bending and focusing of light is also known as refraction. Usually the shape of the cornea and the eye are not perfect and the image on the retina is out-of-focus (blurred) or distorted. These imperfections in the focusing power of the eye are called refractive errors. There are three primary types of refractive errors:                                                                     

  • Short Sight (Myopia)

If you need vision correction to see things clearly at a distance, you are short sighted. Without glasses or contact lenses your vision is blurred.

  • Long Sight (Hyperopia)

If you need vision correction to read or see things close up, you are long sighted. Depending on your age you may have problems focusing on distant objects too.

  • Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition in which the cornea is oval like a rugby ball instead of spherical like a football. Most astigmatic corneas have two curves; a steeper curve and a flatter curve. This causes light to focus at more than one point in the eye resulting in blurred vision. Many long and short sighted people often have a degree of astigmatism.

In LASIK surgery, precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue by a special laser reshapes the cornea changing its focusing power.
(See the animation of the LASIK procedure and what should I expect before, during, and after surgery.)



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