Laser Eye Surgery Consultations
While the thought of a laser anywhere near your eye can sound unappealing, it’s actually quite the opposite. For many years now, laser therapy and laser surgery has been used around the world to help improve vision. Laser surgery and therapy can be used to help improve or correct glaucoma, cataracts, myopia, hyperopia, trichiasis, and astigmatism. If you think that you may benefit from laser therapy or refractive surgery to help improve your vision, get in touch with our experts at the Waterdown Optometric Clinic today.
Refractive surgery is arguably the most well-known use of lasers in vision care. Since the 1980s, refractive surgery has grown and advanced exponentially. The surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea to allow for improved light refraction, which results in better, clearer vision for those who suffer from myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Most patients can benefit from improved vision, a quicker healing process, less post-operative pain and fewer side effects.
- LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis)
- Wavefront-guided LASIK
- PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
- RLE (refractive lens exchange) or CLE (clear lens exchange)
To learn more about the refractive surgery and to find out if it’s right for you, get in touch with our team of vision care specialists at the Waterdown Optometric Clinic today.
Glaucoma often results in nerve damage within the eyes, which can be occasionally treated with either glaucoma drops and/or laser therapy. Two types of glaucoma can be treated with laser therapy, narrow angle glaucoma and open angle glaucoma. With narrow angle glaucoma, the laser is used to create a small hole in the peripheral part of the iris.
This causes it to fall away from the natural drainage meshwork, allowing for an improved aqueous outflow. With open angle glaucoma, the laser is used directly on the meshwork. It creates both a chemical and biological change to the tissue, which can help to improve the drainage of fluid from the eye. To learn more about laser therapy for glaucoma, contact our Waterdown eye clinic today.