Any type of surgery conducted to correct refractive errors in vision is called Refractive Surgery. If any errors are present, an individual will not be able to clearly focus their eye and require glasses or contact lenses. The most common errors are:
Myopia (short-sightedness) — Difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly
Hyperopia (long-sightedness) — Difficulty in seeing close objects clearly
Astigmatism — Distorted vision resulting from an irregularly curved cornea
Presbyopia — Age-related difficulty in reading or seeing close objects clearly
Typical Refractive Surgery makes use of a laser to correct the shape of the cornea and correct any errors in visual. LASIK is the abbreviation of the surgical procedure (Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis).
Why would you need LASIK?
Individuals who experience refractive issues such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia and who do not want to wear spectacles or contact lenses anymore opt for LASIK. The benefits of LASIK include:
Quick recovery of vision
Relatively pain free
Very few complications.
If your goal is to get swift, accurate and effective treatment to regain proper eyesight, we at Gleneagles Hospitals boasts a team of skilled specialists and staff to help put you on the path to clearer vision. Take your first step to better eyesight today and give us a call.