If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism you maybe considering refractory surgery to correct these vision problem. Our cosmetic surgeon in Fountain Valley CA at our Orange Coast Eye Center is a trained eye surgery using both traditional methods as well as laser surgery. Our state-of-the-art office is equipped with the latest equipment and technology to diagnose, treat and perform surgery on any eye ailment.
One type of service that our cosmetic surgeon in Fountain Valley CA performs is refractory surgery using the LASIK technique. LASIK Vision Correction is a type of refractory surgery that is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK and PRK (PhotoRefractory Keratotomy) are two forms of refractory surgery that both work by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused on the retina. Refractory surgery is highly effective and generally eliminates or greatly reduces the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures performed today. The surgery is done by using a laser to deliver a cool pulse beam of ultra-violet light to the cornea, in LASIK surgery the beam is used underneath the corneal surface. The patient heals within a few days and can see the effects of the surgery.
Before the laser is used to reshape the cornea our cosmetic surgeon in Fountain Valley CA will cut the thin slip in the outer layer of the cornea that allows the laser to reach and reshape the inner layers. Our doctor can cut this slip using traditional surgical methods or perform a bladeless technique that utilizes a special second laser, called the Intralase laser in an iLASIK procedure. Before LASIK or any other surgery is done our doctors will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to see the patient’s eye condition, then discuss his findings and recommendations as to whether the patient is a good candidate for refractory surgery. Our practice will work with you to understand your vision and personal needs and support you during the decision process. If you’d like to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK please make an appointment to see one of our ophthalmologists for an evaluation.