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See how refractive surgery can change your life.
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If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness
(hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or
improving your vision.
There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye's focusing
ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round dome at the front of your eye. Other
procedures involve implanting a lens inside your eye.
Most commonly for people who are nearsighted, refractive eye laser surgery techniques will reduce the
curvature of a cornea that is too steep so that the eye's focusing power is lessened.
Images that are focused in front of the retina, due to a longer eye or steep corneal
curve, are pushed closer to or directly onto the retina following surgery.
Farsighted people will have refractive surgery procedures that achieve a steeper cornea
to increase the eye's focusing power. Images that are focused beyond the retina, due to
a short eye or flat cornea, will be pulled closer to or directly onto the retina after
Astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery techniques that selectively
reshape portions of an irregular cornea to make it smooth and symmetrical. The result is
that images focus clearly on the retina rather than being distorted due to light scattering
through an irregularly shaped cornea.
Want to decrease your dependence on glasses or contact lenses;
Have a stable refractive error (your prescription is not changing);
Accept the inherent risks and potential side effects of the procedure;
Understand that you could still need glasses or contacts after the procedure to achieve your best vision;
Have an appropriate refractive error.
Refractive surgery might be a good option for you if you:
Types of surgery to correct refractive errors include:
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis)
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
Astigmatic keratotomy (AK)
Cataract surgery with Multifocal Intraocular lenses (IOLs)
There is no universally-accepted, best method for correcting refractive errors. The best
option for you should be decided after a thorough examination and discussion with an
ophthalmologist. If you are considering refractive surgery, you and your ophthalmologist can
discuss your lifestyle and vision needs to determine the most appropriate procedure for you.
Eye Surgery Procedures
At Olympia Eye & Laser Centre we offer from refractive surgery, advanced cataract surgery,
pterygium removal, corneal transplant surgery, glaucoma surgery, aesthetics to oculoplastics
and many more.
Excimer Laser (TransPRK)
Phakic Lens Implant
Refractive Lens Exchange
Correction for Distance
and Near Vision
Correction for Astigmatism
YAG laser (after previous cataract procedure)
UV Cross - linking
Intra Corneal Ring Segments
Corneal transplantation: DALK / Endothelial Keratoplasty / Penetrating Keratoplasty
Specialized Contact Lenses
Eye Print PRO / Scleral Contact Lenses
Prosthetic Contact Lenses
Procedures indicated for:
Anti-VEGF injections for macula edema
PRP / Argon laser for retinal neovascularisation
Retinal Detachment Repair
Macular Membrane Peel
Macular Hole Repair
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