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The Glaucoma Laser Eye Center Athens guarantees the most technologically modern diagnostic and surgical approach of refractive errors.

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LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis)

LASIK is performed by using a femtosecond laser in order to create a thin flap in the cornea (in the past the flap was created with a surgical blade called microkeratome), followed by the excimer laser, which sculpts the underlying cornea into a new shape correcting the refractive error.

The flap is then repositioned adhering to the corneal stroma without sutures after only a few minutes. Eyedrops are used in order to facilitate the healing process avoiding any inflammation. Vision recovery is typically rapid, and there is no post-operative pain.

The Glaucoma Laser Eye Center Athens guarantees the most technologically modern diagnostic and surgical approach of refractive errors.

Photorefractive Keratectomies (PRK - LASEK - EPILASIK)

In PRK, the epithelium, the layer of cells covering the cornea, is removed and the excimer laser sculpts the cornea to correct refractive error. A bandage contact lens is usually placed on the eye following the procedure to speed the epithelial healing process, which usually takes three to four days. Some patients may experience some discomfort after surgery. PRK has been largely displaced by LASIK because LASIK provides less discomfort, faster vision recovery. PRK and related methods (LASEK – EPILASIK) are recommended instead of LASIK because they do not require a flap in the cornea and may be a better option for people who have thin corneas or a certain life style.

Intraocular Refractive Lens-IRL

Until recently, refractive surgery by using a laser procedure for some people with high degrees of myopia or hyperopia was not an option. Today, with the use of new generation Intraocular Refractive Lenses (IRL), these patients who need correction for refractive errors that exceeds the safe range of excimer laser procedures such as LASIK or even PRK, can be safely treated. In order to preserve the focusing ability needed for reading vision, the crystalline is not removed from the eye.

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