What is short sightedness (Myopia)?

Myopia, also known as short sightedness, is a condition of the eye where light focuses in front of, instead of on, the retina.

This causes distant objects to be blurry while close objects appear normal. Other symptoms of Myopia may include headaches and eye strain. Severe cases of Myopia can increase the risk of cataracts, glaucoma and retinal detachment. Estimated to affect 1.5 billion people worldwide (22% of the population), Myopia is the most common eye problem.

LASIK with IntraLaseTM can help you achieve all of this – while it delivers the added assurance of knowing you’re being treated with the most advanced technology there is. The IntraLase Method has been used successfully on millions of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision.

Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis

The main alternative to LASIK, the LASEK procedure involves preserving the extremely thin epithelial layer by lifting it from the eye’s surface before laser energy is applied for reshaping. After the LASEK procedure, the epithelium is replaced on the eye’s surface. This is known as ‘surface’ laser, and is safer if your corneas are too thin or too steep for LASIK, or when it may be difficult to create a LASIK flap. The success rates for LASEK are very similar to those for the LASIK procedure.

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