Refractive surgery in Valencia
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Hyperopia, also known as far-sightedness or long-sightedness, is a refractive error where light that comes into the eye does not focus directly on the retina but at the back of it. This is due to excessive refraction power or eyeball shortening. In both cases, the brain receives out of focus images and the patient in turn sees blurred images.
The main symptom in hyperopia is the decrease in the ability to see clearly nearby objects and it can have several degrees of severity. Patients with hyperopia tend to hold objects further away in order to see them clearer.
Hyperopia can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery in those cases where the patient does not want to use optical correction.
A variety of surgical techniques can be applied to correct hyperopia. In order to obtain the best results, a personalized examination is necessary to adapt the treatment to the specific characteristics of the patient’s eye.
Nowadays, the quicker and simpler procedures for hyperopia correction are those that alter the corneal curvature using Excimer or femtosecond laser. To do so, we use the most reliable technology available in the ophthalmology sector (Tissue Saving, Wavefront Guided Laser…), which allows us to reduce any risks and optimize results.
If the patient has severe hyperopia or any other condition which is a contraindicatation to laser surgery, an intraocular lens with the refraction power needed can be implanted between the cornea and crystalline lens.
In these cases, Wavefront TM system which reduces the risk of inducing higher-order aberrations can be applied.
If the patient cannot be treated using laser (due to excessively thin cornea, corneal injury...), hyperopia can be corrected using intraocular lens implant which, according to the characteristics of the patient’s eye, can be:
- PHAKIC LENS
- Angle-supported anterior chamber IOL
- Iris-supported anterior chamber IOL
- Posterior chamber IOL (ICL)
- PSEUDOPHAKIC LENS