Arora Eye Hospital & Retina Centre

Arora Eye Hospital & Retina Centre

Address: 7A, Lajpat Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab 144003


Arora Eye Hospital & Retina Centre

Refractive Surgery Services

refractive surgery

Title: Transforming Vision with Advanced Refractive Surgery Services

Refractive surgery services encompass a range of procedures designed to correct refractive errors in the eye, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. These surgeries offer a permanent solution to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear, enabling individuals to enjoy clear vision and improved quality of life without the reliance on glasses or contact lenses.

1. Refractive Surgery Services

Refractive surgery services include various surgical techniques aimed at reshaping the cornea or lens of the eye to alter its refractive properties, thereby correcting vision problems. These services are particularly beneficial for individuals seeking freedom from glasses or contact lenses and are deemed suitable candidates based on a comprehensive eye examination and evaluation.

Common refractive surgery procedures include LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction), and refractive lens exchange (RLE). Each procedure offers unique advantages and may be recommended based on factors such as the severity of refractive error, corneal thickness, and individual preferences.

2. What are the Conditions?

Refractive surgery services are primarily targeted at correcting the following refractive errors:

– Myopia (Nearsightedness): Individuals with myopia experience difficulty seeing distant objects clearly due to the elongation of the eyeball or increased curvature of the cornea, causing light rays to focus in front of the retina.
– Hyperopia (Farsightedness): Hyperopia occurs when the eyeball is too short or the cornea has insufficient curvature, leading to difficulty focusing on nearby objects. Light rays focus behind the retina instead of directly on it.
– Astigmatism: Astigmatism results from an irregular curvature of the cornea or lens, causing blurred or distorted vision at various distances. It often coexists with myopia or hyperopia and can be effectively corrected through refractive surgery.

Before undergoing refractive surgery, patients undergo a thorough evaluation to assess their suitability for the procedure and to determine the most appropriate surgical approach based on their individual needs and visual goals.

3. How is it Operated?

The precise technique used in refractive surgery depends on the specific procedure chosen and the patient’s unique eye characteristics. However, the general principles of refractive surgery involve reshaping the cornea or lens to correct refractive errors and improve visual acuity.

– LASIK: LASIK involves creating a thin flap in the cornea using a microkeratome or femtosecond laser. The flap is then lifted, and a laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue to achieve the desired refractive correction. The flap is repositioned, allowing for rapid healing and minimal discomfort.
– PRK: PRK involves removing the outer layer of the cornea (epithelium) before reshaping the underlying corneal tissue with a laser. Unlike LASIK, no flap is created, making PRK suitable for patients with thinner corneas or certain corneal irregularities.
– SMILE: SMILE is a minimally invasive procedure that involves creating a small incision in the cornea to extract a lenticule of tissue, thereby altering its shape and correcting refractive errors. SMILE offers faster recovery and potentially fewer side effects compared to other techniques.
– Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE): RLE involves replacing the eye’s natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to correct refractive errors. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals with high refractive errors or presbyopia (age-related loss of near vision).

Arora Eye Hospital: Leaders in Refractive Surgery Services

At Arora Eye Hospital, we take pride in offering cutting-edge refractive surgery services delivered by a team of experienced ophthalmologists and supported by state-of-the-art technology. Our experts are dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique visual needs and goals.

With a focus on safety, precision, and optimal outcomes, we strive to deliver exceptional results and help our patients achieve clear, crisp vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Whether it’s LASIK, PRK, SMILE, or refractive lens exchange, trust Arora Eye Hospital for the best-in-class refractive surgery services that can transform your vision and enhance your quality of life. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards a brighter, glasses-free future.

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