Brussels Eye Center

REFRACTIVE SURGERY

 

INDICATIONS OF EACH TECHNIQUE

  • Radial keratotomy : Myopia from -1 to -3 diopters
  • PRK or Lasek : Myopia from -1 to -3 diopters, astigmatism from -1 to -3 diopters
  • Lasik. :
  • Aberrometry: Wavefront Customized treatment by aberrometry and Ultra Thin Lasik :
    • Myopia : -1 to -10 even up to – 12 diopters
    • Astigmatism : -1 to -6 diopters
    • 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 years
  • Stable myopia, astigmatism or hyperopia for at least 2 years
  • No ocular disease such as: keratoconus, evolutive glaucoma, chronic herpetic infection…
  • No auto-immune disease : lupus, scleroderma …
  • No uncontrolled ocular diabetes
  • High motivation: professional, aesthetic, sportive…

 

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