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A patient with short-sightedness can clear see objects up close, but not at a distance.A patient with long sightedness has the opposite problem; objects both up close and the distance will appear blurred. Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of the eye, which causes vision to be blurred at all distances.In each case, the goal is to reduce a patient’s dependence on glasses.The treatment is most commonly performed for short-sightedness.

Pre LVC Corneal Contour

To correct short-sightedness, the laser removes a very fine slither from the front corneal surface, causing the surface to become flatter.

Post Myopic Treatment Cornea

Treatment of long-sightedness the laser removes a ring of the peripheral front surface, causing the central cornea to become steeper.

Post Hypermetropic Treatment Cornea

There are two types of laser vision correction: LASIK and PRK. Most patient elect to have LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis), where the procedure is performed under a flap.

Ben Connell Lasic

PRK Laser Vision Correction

LASIK is not for everyone. For example, patients with a thin cornea or patients at risk of eye trauma due to occupational hazards may not be suitable for LASIK. Dr Ben Connell is pleased to offer these patients another type of laser vision correction: PRK. In PRK surgery, the thin outer layer of the cornea (called the “epithelium”) is removed with an excimer laser and the underlying corneal tissue reshaped. The epithelium grows back over the corneal surface within a few days after surgery.

Patient satisfaction with PRK is extremely high, although recovery time is a few days longer.

Ben Connell PRK

Contact Dr Ben Connell today for consultation to see which type of laser vision correction is right for you.

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