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.
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PRK? Epi-LASIK? LASIK? With all the choices on the market today, refractive surgery using an excimer laser is safer and more effective than ever. Find out the differences between these eye-opening procedures.
two exciting new corneal transplant procedures have recently been made available to the public. These procedures are called DLEK and DSAEK. Together, they show the potential to change the lives of millions suffering from diseases and injuries of the cornea, including Fuchs' Dystrophy and corneal edema.
Learn about the treatments, symptoms, causes, and diagnosis of hyperopia, or farsightedness.
Refractive errors can occur in children and adults. Learn about the causes and diagnosis of refractive errors.
As you may or may not know, people with very large pupils are generally bad candidates for LASIK and other refractive procedures. As a result, accurate measurement of a patient’s pupils (pupillometry) as a part of the evaluation for refractive surgery is essential.
One in 1,800 people are diagnosed with an eye condition called keratoconus—a progressive thinning of the outer layer of the eye called the cornea. For most keratoconus patients, rigid contact lenses are the only option to manage thinning and to help correct vision affected by the irregular shape of the cornea.
In the beginning, many patients assumed that with the evolution of refractive surgery and improving technology, a good outcome with LASIK surgery would become less dependent on the surgeon, yet the opposite is true.
LASEK is a hybrid of FDA approved PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) and LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis). In this procedure, the surface of the cornea is peeled back, the laser is applied, and the surface layer is then replaced into position.