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Other Refractive Surgery

Refractive surgery encompasses a range of procedures for virtually all refractive errors of the eye. It is not indicated for everyone but where there is a strong desire to be free of optical correction, surgery can be considered with confidence.

Refractive Lens Exchange

The refractive error of the eye can be reduced by altering the power of the internal lens of the eye. Replacing the natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens has been routinely used in cataract surgery for many decades.

Phakic Intraocular Lenses

When a patient is under 45 years of age but is not a candidate for eye laser surgery, an intraocular lens may be implanted without removing the natural lens and to preserve the eye’s accommodation.

Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK)

When small amounts of pure astigmatism (mixed astigmatism) exist, small strategically placed partial thickness incisions in the peripheral cornea can be used to correct the focussing error...