Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghoul of Clarity Laser Vision recently sat down to talk with Whitney Dean at Talk to the Experts about corrective eye surgery, who may be a candidate and the different options a patient has to correct their eye condition permanently.
Are You a Candidate for Corrective Eye Surgery in SW Calgary?
When it comes to corrective eye surgery, it is extremely important to determine whether or not the patient is a candidate for the specific procedure. Age can be a major factor as the eyes need to be stable in order for corrective eye surgery to be successful. Patients must also be in good optical health and overall health as certain conditions may make treatment less successful.
The LASIK procedure is performed using ultraviolet lasers. First, a thin flap is creating in the patient’s cornea, the flap is then pulled back, and an excimer laser microscopically sculpts the cornea. Once sculpted, the flap is placed back to heal properly.
Touchless Surface Ablation (TSA)
The TSA procedure is performed using a unique laser algorithm and removed the epithelium (outermost layer of a patient’s cornea) prior to reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser. TSA is a completely touchless corrective eye surgery option.
Refractive Lens Exchange
Unlike other corrective eye surgery procedures, a refractive lens exchange does not change the structure of your cornea. Instead, we exchange the lens itself with an artificial implant called an intraocular lens (IOLs).
Schedule Your Calgary Corrective Eye Surgery Today
Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses daily? Interested in corrective eye surgery? Schedule a consultation with Clarity Laser Vision today. We’d be happy to examine your eyes and discuss your correct eye surgery options.