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All forms of vision correction surgery, or refractive surgery, change the natural structure of the eye to alter the eye's focusing power.

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Preparing for Surgery
Preparing for Surgery

While in the past, changing the focusing power of the eye could only be accomplished with glasses or contact lenses, these surgical techniques have allowed for a permanent change in the eye, often resulting in the elimination of the need for glasses or contacts.

The field of vision correction surgery is still rapidly changing, with new techniques and new applications for this surgery expected in the near future.

Eye With Retractor
Eye with Retractor

PRK for Myopia
PRK for Myopia

PhotoRefractive Keratectomy uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the front surface of the eye, in order to change it's ability to focus light on the retina.

LASIK, or Laser ASsisted In-situ Keratomileusis, is a variant of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy.

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Intracorneal Implants

ICRS - Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments (INTACS)
are now the First FDA-Approved Non-Laser Surgical Product that is a New Option For Treating 22 Million Nearsighted Americans.

Radial Keratotomy, or RK, changes the shape of the cornea by making incisions with a surgical knife to flatten, steepen, or alter the contour of the front of the eye.

Radial Keratotomy
Radial Keratotomy

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