Lasik, lasik surgery, lasek,epilasik, prk, ck, crystalens are all discussed here.

 

Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL)

phakic iol, phakic intra-ocular lens, intraocular contact lensIn essence, phakic IOL is a procedure which places an artificial lens inside the eye. In this procedure, the living crystalline lens is left in place. It is performed under local anesthesia in a sterile operating room. Some feel that this is the safest approach for very high degrees of high myopia. This is because retinal detachment occurs at a higher rate when the crystalline lens is removed such as occurs in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange.

Learn about LASIK and LASIK eye surgery as well as today's other exciting refractive surgery procedures designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses.
In addition to LASIK, the most important myopia,hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia refractive procedures are discussed here and more will be added as they are developed.
Please, go ahead and get started learning about LASIK and the other exciting technologies available right now. LASIK surgery and other refractive procedures are discussed.
 

Crystalens - This is the brand name of an accommodative intraocular lens ...more

 

Lasek - This is a surface ablation technique where the epithelium is removed chemically...more

 

PRK -This is the original laser procedure. It is a surface ablation technique...more

 Crystalens accomodating IOL intraocular lens

 

 Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis LASEK

 

Photorefractive Keratectomy  PRK

         
Epi-LASIK - This is a surface ablation technique where the surface is carefully removed... more   LASIK - Most common of the refractive procedures. The flap is created with a microkeratome...more   Refractive lens exchange - Clear lens extraction restores the eye to a normal power...more

Epi-LASIK

 

LASIK Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis  Laser-Assisted Stromal In-situ Keratomileusis

  Refractive lens exchange with Restor lens  Clear lens exchange
 
Intacs - These are small plastic arcs, designed to add strength to the cornea... more   NearVision CK  - Very safe, it is the only FDA approved treatment for presbyopia... more   Restor - Multifocal IOL allows vision without glasses in many cases... more

 Intacs are used to help keratoconus

 

CK  conductive kertoplasty  near vison CK

 

Restor multifocal IOL intraocular lens

         
Intralase - This is the "all laser" LASIK where  the flap is made by a separate laser...more   Phakic intraocular lens -This is similar to putting a special contact lens inside the eye...more   Rezoom - Multifocal IOL allows vision without glasses in many cases... more

Intralase all laser LASIK

 

Verisyse IOL intraocular lens for refractive errors

 

Rezoom IOL intraocular lens

         
   

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