Refractive surgery

refractive surgeryRefractive surgery is eye surgery that is performed in order to improve the refractive state of the eye; and thus to eliminate or decrease the need for glasses or contact lenses.

The most common method today is the use of the excimer laser to reshape the cornea. This can be done either by cutting a corneal flap (LASIK) or by simply ablating the corneal surface (PRK).

iLASIK is the newest revolution in laser surgery, combining the most advanced LASIK techniques. The corneal flap is cut using a laser beam as opposed to using a blade, which is a much safer technique and provides better flap healing.

The procedure is customized to the individual’s eye surface, which provides more accurate results.