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Refractive surgery

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What are the modern possibilities for correction, and what can our clinic offer?
Inconsistency of the eye optics and inability to focus well the light rays onto the retina is called refraction anomaly. Depending on the light refraction characteristics, all the refractive anomalies are divided into myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

What are the ways of refractive errors correction?

Non-surgical methods of vision correction:
1. Correction with glasses.
2. Use of contact lenses (contact correction).
Surgical methods of vision correction:
1. Keratorefractive operation. The outer shell of the eye is called cornea (keratos – Greek.). Accordingly, a keratorefractive operation is the cornea operation. Since the cornea has a spherical shape, it is a lens refracting the light, and by changing its curvature with a laser or a blade, it is possible to change the level of its refraction. In such a way short-sightedness, mostly of the slight to moderate degree, and astigmatism are eliminated.
2. Implantation of an intra-ocular lens. In fact, it is a contact lens which is put inside the eye and stays there on a constant basis. As a rule, we put intra-ocular lenses in case of young patients with a high level of myopia, for whom the keratorefractive operation is contraindicative.
3. Refractive crystalline lens replacement. The crystalline lens is the lens that is inside the eye. If we remove the crystalline lens, then we can put an artificial one in its place – of any strength and curvature. If there is an inconsistency in the optics of the eye, by changing the lens we achieve the necessary refractive result. It is the optimum correction method in case of patients at the age of 45 to 50 years, when age-related weakness of accommodation or presbyopia is added to the already existing myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. Lately, implantation of multifocal artificial lenses has become extremely popular. The pioneer and leader of multifocal correction is the Alcon company, USA. Since the end of 2016, the PanOptix (Alcon) lens has appeared on the Ukrainian market. Read more…

In which cases an operation is required and which one is to be chosen?

Undoubtedly, in each specific case the choice of the method of treatment is in the hands of the surgeon. For a correct choice, we take into account both the features of the structure of the patient’s eye, the type and level of the refractive error and the social aspects – age, patient`s wishes in respect of the final result, the nature of work and the life style.
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