In an ambitious attempt to provide an alternative to LASIK and PRK, surgeons have developed a new type of refractive surgery called SBK, or sub-Bowman's keratomileusis.
LASIK, ICL, IOL, PRK, LASEK … These days the choices for vision correction can look more like an eye chart and less like solutions for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At a time when there are so many variations on refractive eye surgery, it can be difficult to find the one that’s right for you.
An eye test performed by a trained ophthalmologist is often the only way to detect glaucoma and other severe eye conditions in their earliest stages, when they are most treatable. It is recommended that most individuals undergo regular eye exams performed every one to two years.
Numerous factors contribute to the cost of a lens implant procedure. Learn more about implantable contact lens cost and financing options available.
When considering vision correction with implantable contact lenses, it is important to be aware of possible ICL risks and how they compare to potential complications of other refractive surgeries.
ICL eye surgery is a relatively quick outpatient procedure in which lenses are placed inside the eye for permanent vision correction. We have provided information on the ICL surgery procedure and recovery to help you decide if implantable contact lenses are the right choice for you.
Myopia, the condition of being nearsighted, is a common problem that is easily correctable with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.
LASIK became popular during the 1990’s due to the enhanced safety of microkeratomes. Advances in technology allowed for safer designs of these instruments, which helped minimize the chances for complications.
Intacs® are clear, thin inserts that gently reshape the cornea to correct mild myopia (nearsightedness) and the progressive eye disease keratoconus.
The Staar Visian ICL™ is an implantable collamer contact lens that produces good results and few problems in patients with myopia.
ICL placement with the Verisyse™ lens is a safe and effective eye surgery for people who are severely nearsighted.