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Refractive eye surgery PDF Print E-mail

People have been wearing eye-glasses since as early as 13th c. They started from thick and heavy glasses, moved on to a great variety of ugly frames that finally established their status, became fashionable and started competing with contact lenses. Neither of those is really comfortable: eyeglasses keep falling from your nose and cloud over whenever temperature changes from cold to warm. And contact lenses make your eyes sore, tired and irritated after a long time wearing them. Maybe it’s time to change it?

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Alternatives to laser eye surgery PDF Print E-mail

Laser eye surgery become more and more popular, because it gives a possibility to put away glasses or contact lenses. However, there are people who don’t want to choose such alternatives. They rather prefer to use another ways to improve their seeing.

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LASIK eye surgery PDF Print E-mail

Nobody is perfect. Our eyes may also not be perfect. Those who have to wear glasses or contact lenses all the time have probably dreamt at least once of not having to wear them. And actually your dream may come true with the help of LASIK eye surgery.

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Laser eye surgery complications PDF Print E-mail

Laser vision correction can change people’s life. However, as with any surgical procedure, there can be some possible side effects. There are temporary irritants. You may feel scratch in your eyes after procedure. It’s like an contact lens in your eye.

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Laser eye surgery results PDF Print E-mail

As it was mentioned, the fisrt step would be to find a doctor. Then schedule a consultation with an ophthalmologist who specializes in laser vision correction. Many doctors take a fee for it, but there doctors who don’t. The surgeon will examine your eyes to make sure they are healthy and stable. The surgeon also will recommend you the best procedure for your vision condition also what you can expect after the operation. After the consultation doctor will give all the information you need to decide whether take a risk or not for doing the vision correction procedure. If you decide to go forward, the next step would be to schedule a date for the procedure.

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Laser eye surgery cost PDF Print E-mail

The laser eye surgery is not cheap. Generally the price of laser eye surgery is at least 1,500 $ for each eye and will probably set you back around $6,000 (for both eyes). But price can be higher or lower, it depends on what method you will choose.

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PRK eye surgery PDF Print E-mail

PRK is an abbreviation for photorefractive keratectomy, a procedure, during which the surface of the cornea (the outer surface of the eye) is flattened by the ophthalmologist with the help of a special excimer laser. This procedure is used to correct refraction errors, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. This type of laser eye surgery helps people to reduce their dependency on glasses and/or contact lenses.

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Laser eye surgery PDF Print E-mail

The eye’s correction method, which could be used in cornea surgery, was developed by two ophthalmologists- Pollikaris (Greece) and Burrato (Italy), in the middle of 80’s. They used excimer laser, whose ultraviolet light cut the cornea tissue by breaking the molecular bonds within the cells. This allows removal of tissue with great accuracy and with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.

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