Brussels Eye Center

INDICATIONS OF EACH TECHNIQUE OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY

INDICATIONS OF EACH TECHNIQUE

  1. High Myopia : -1 to -10 diopters
  2. Astigmatism : +/- 1 to +/- 5 diopters
  3. Hyperopia : + 1 to + 5 diopters
  • AberrometryWavefront Customized treatment by aberrometry and Ultra Thin Lasik :
    • Myopia: -1 to -10 diopters
    • Astigmatisme: -1 à -6 dioptries
    • Significant optical aberrations
    • large pupillary diameter in dim light
    • Indication to enhance visual acuity
    • Thin cornea

Particularities of each technique

  • RK, PRK, Lasek and Lasik can induce a regression or a postoperative under-correction of the ablation profile due to individual variability of the human corneal tissue.
  • In 4 to 5% of cases, a free retreatment is necessary (according to results from Doctor Assaf). Retreatment is less frequent with customized treatment by aberrometry, estimated from 2% to 3%. 
  • Retreatment for over and under correction after RK and PRK can be performed by PRK and LASIK. 
  • Retreatment following Lasik is always done by Lasik

Inclusion criteria for refractive surgery

  • Age : > 19 ans
  • High Myopiaastigmatism or hyperopia stable for more than 2 years
  • No ocular disease such as: keratoconusevolutive glaucoma
    chronic herpetic infection…
  • No auto-immune disease : lupus, scleroderma …
  • No uncontrolled ocular diabetes
  • High motivation: professional, aesthetic, sportive...

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