Hyperopia Ė Can Laser Eye Surgery Correct This Condition
Farsightedness and laser eye surgery may not seem to be a good option at
first glance. But the success of LASIK has proven that there is finally a
surgical technique to correct this vision problem.
What is Hyperopia or farsightedness? Itís a vision problem where persons can
see distant objects clearly but experience difficulty in seeing objects close
In a normal eye, the light that enters focuses directly on the retina. Those
with farsightedness, experience light as focusing behind the retina. This
happens when the corneas are flatter, or the eye is shorter.
Is this option: farsightedness and laser eye surgery worth looking into? Yes
and a brief explanation of how LASIK and CK works, both recommended surgical
techniques for this condition would help you make up your mind.
CK stands for Conductive Keratoplasty and is an FDA approved procedure. In
this operation, a small probe, thinner than a strand of human hair, is used to
release radiofrequency (RF) energy. The probe goes around in a circular pattern
on the outer cornea to shrink small areas of corneal tissue. This circular
shrinkage pattern creates a constrictive band (think of the belt tightening the
waistline) and increasing the curvature of the cornea.
During the LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) surgical procedure,
the surgeon will fold the flap and remove corneal tissue underneath by the use
of the excimer laser. This very precise laser removes very tiny bits of tissue
thereby reshaping it. Of the two, which option for farsightedness and laser eye
surgery, should you consider?
The advantages OF LASIK are itís an older technique compared to CK which was
just recently approved by FDA in 2002. Operation time is relatively fast, from
15 to 45 seconds on each eye. Improvement in vision is felt within 24 hours.
For CK, improved surgical techniques and technology make has made it a more
stable technique. It is also non-invasive, there are no knives, or lasers or
instruments inserted into the eyes. So it causes fewer complications. This
operation normally takes 15 minutes to perform, and compared to LASIK it will
take a week before you see improvement in your vision.
Which of these two options for farsightedness and laser eye surgery
techniques is the best for you? Do some preliminary research, and make it an
in-depth research on each option. Ask your optometrist, which eye surgeon, she
or he believes you should see. In the initial consultation, youíll find out
which procedure works for you.
Whatís worth remembering is you free yourself from using contacts or
eyeglasses. There is a cure for farsightedness and laser eye surgery is it!
Tim Gorman is a successful webmaster and publisher of Vision-Doctor.com an
online website that offers discounts on contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses
and free information on
LASIK eye surgery procedures that you can view in the privacy of your own
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