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Refractive surgery (LASIK)

General description
Refractive surgery (LASIK) is a sight improving procedure that does not call for the use of glasses or contact lenses. It is necessary to know that the eye works as a camera. The eye has 2 lenses, cornea and crystalline, which focus the images in the retina (which would be like film). This process to refract the light and images is called refraction. For images to be properly focused in the retina, both lenses must offer a clear image; is the image is projected before of after the retina or it is deformedly projected, it would cause refraction defects, such as shortsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Currently, there is the possibility of using laser called EXCIMER to correct refraction defects. Even long-sightedness can be treated, depending on the patient. Each patient�s refraction problems are unique, so it is like a digital imprint that calls for a personalized treatment called personalized LASIK, performed using FRENTE DE ONDA technology.

Have to wear glasses or give them a very limited use

Technical description
It requires topic anaesthesia. A small corneal flap is used to apply excimer laser depending on the patient�s needs.

HospitalizationIt does not need hospitalization

Time –Surgery takes approximately 10 minutes



Total cost will vary according to individual needs.



Dr. Cabezas Charpentier
Dr. Fernández Jiménez
Dr. Jiménez Quirós
Dra. Porras Azofeifa
Dr. Lechnitzer Oconotrillo
Dra. Tavarez Carvajal
Dr. Ulate Piedra

Other eye surgery procedures

 • Astigmatism

 • Cataract

 • Macular Disease

Retinal Detachment



• Lasik


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