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REFRACTIVE SURGERY

Visual Clarity: Refractive Surgery for Improved Eyesight

At Mosaddegh Eye Institute, we have assisted numerous individuals in achieving the freedom to live without reliance on corrective lenses through refractive surgery. Our dedicated team of eye care professionals prioritizes precision and expertise, delivering personalized care to cultivate clear and healthy vision tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

REFRACTIVE SURGERY EXPLAINED

Refractive surgery can correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Some of these surgeries reshape the cornea. Others implant a lens in your eye. Either way, the goal is the same. These surgeries focus light correctly on the retina so you can see more clearly.
The most common refractive surgery is LASIK. Other common surgeries include PRK and SMILE. There are several other options as well.

  • Refractive surgery might be a good choice if you
  • Have an appropriate refractive error
  • Want to decrease your need for glasses or contacts
  • Are free of eye disease
  • Accept the risks and possible side effects of the surgery
  • Understand that you could still need glasses or contacts to see your best

There is no best method for correcting refractive errors. Talk with your ophthalmologist about your best options after an eye exam. Discuss your specific lifestyle and vision needs. Sometimes the best choice may be to stick with your glasses or contact lenses.

Phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs) are lens implants designed to be inserted into the eye while still leaving the natural lens of the eye in place. These lenses are generally used for refractive purposes, mainly for correcting high degrees of myopia, but may also be used for correcting hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia.

With refractive lens exchange (RLE) — also called Clear Lens Extraction or CLE — an artificial lens is used to replace your eye’s natural lens in order to improve vision. The procedure is performed much like cataract surgery.

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) corrects refractive errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism often helping people achieve 20/20 vision

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) corrects refractive errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism with similar results of LASIK for people with thin corneas

 

BENEFITS OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY

SEE THE DIFFERENCE

Vision Correction

Vision correction is essential for safety, efficiency, and well-being, involving regular eye exams and the use of glasses or contact lenses to maintain optimal eye health and function.

Preventive Measures

Eye care professionals offer advice on preventive measures to safeguard your eyes from potential hazards. Following these recommendations can lower the likelihood of eye injuries and minimize strain.

Management of Chronic Conditions

For individuals managing chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, routine eye examinations play a pivotal role in the early detection and effective management of potential eye-related complications.

Early Detection of Eye Conditions

Routine eye examinations play a pivotal role in the detection of eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection allows timely treatment and optimal management.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR 

REFRACTIVE SURGERY?

An ideal candidate for refractive surgery is someone seeking freedom from glasses or contact lenses and experiencing common vision issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Candidates should have stable vision prescriptions, generally good eye health, and realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. A comprehensive eye examination can determine candidacy, ensuring personalized care to meet individual vision needs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Refractive surgery can correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Some of these surgeries reshape the cornea. Others implant a lens in your eye. Either way, the goal is the same. These surgeries focus light correctly on the retina so you can see more clearly.

There are several types of refractive surgery, including LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis), PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction), and implantable lenses. Each procedure has its own advantages and considerations, and the most suitable option depends on factors such as your eye health and prescription.

Generally, the surgeon will use advanced laser technology to reshape the cornea or implant a corrective lens. The procedure is relatively quick, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort.

Refractive surgery has a high success rate and is considered safe for most individuals. However, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications. It is crucial to choose a skilled surgeon and undergo a thorough evaluation to minimize the risks and ensure the best possible outcome.


The specifics of the procedure depend on the type of refractive surgery chosen. Generally, the surgeon will use advanced laser technology to reshape the cornea or implant a corrective lens. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and is relatively quick, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort.

The recovery period varies depending on the type of surgery performed. It is common to experience temporary side effects such as dry eyes, glare, or halos around lights during the healing process. Your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

EXPERT REFRACTIVE SURGERY SERVICES AT MOSADDEGH EYE INSTITUTE

Entrust your vision to the experienced team at Mosaddegh Eye Institute. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more. Explore our refractive surgery services and discover the transformative benefits of clear vision for an enhanced quality of life.