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    What is hyperopia?

    Hyperopia (also known as hypermetropia or far-sightedness) is a refractive error in which incoming light focuses behind and not on the retinal wall. This is due to excess refractive power or shortness of the axial length of the eyeball. In either case the brain receives a distorted image. For patients affected by hyperopia near objects appear blurred.


    Dr. Alonso clarifies the most frequent doubts regarding laser refractive surgery.

    The expertise of our medical team combined with the use of state-of-the-art technology guarantee the best results for our patients. Schedule a non-binding consultation and we will recommend you the best treatment option for your condition.


    Symptoms of hyperopia

    The main symptom of hyperopia is reduced capability to see near objects. This condition may have different degrees. Hypermetropes tend to move objects away from them to see them clearly.


    Hyperopia is usually corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, patients may choose to undergo refractive surgery if they do not wish to rely on optical correction.

    Different surgery methods are available for the correction of myopia. A personalised monitoring of patients is required to adapt a given treatment to the characteristics of the eye.


    • LASIK – Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis
    • PRK/LASEK – Photorefractive Keratectomy

    In all these cases Excimer Laser Surgery it is possible to use a customised Wavefront TM guided system which reduces the induction of high order aberrations and grants a high quality vision.


    Intraocular lens implants represent a possibility to correct refractive errors in patients whose eyes do not meet the criteria for laser surgery. Intraocular lenses may be:

    • Phakic intraocular lens
      • Angle-fixated anterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses
      • Iris-fixated anterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses
      • Posterior chamber intraocular lenses
    • Pseudophakic intraocular lens


    The expertise of our medical team combined with the use of state-of-the-art technology guarantee the best results for our patients.


    « Kind and sympathetic staff and doctors, the operation was successful, I left the clinic with a perfect vision»

    Laura Domingo.

    «I loved their professional excellence. Very nice environment, the staff inspired much confidence. I absolutely recommend this clinic»


    «I can’t thank them enough for encouraging me to have surgery and for their special care. I had cataract and hyperopia surgery and  now I enjoy a clear vision that really improves my life quality»

    Esther Alconchel. 


    At CLÍNICA RAHHAL we want treatment to be affordable for our patients.



    Select any of the following FAQs from our patients and check the answers. If your doubts are not solved please use the contact form below to get in touch with us.

    When can I have surgery to correct myopia/hyperopia?

    Refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) can only be corrected when the patient’s prescription is stabilised, which occurs around the age of 20.

    Can I have surgery if I also have astigmatism, aside from myopia/hyperopia?

    Yes, any of the procedures currently used (laser and lens implants) allow the simultaneous correction of both errors.

    What happens if my eyes move during the laser surgery procedure?

    The eye must remain as stable as possible during surgery, therefore patients lie on a treatment table with their eyes fixed on a red light on the Excimer Laser machine.

    A safety device called eye tracker compensates for involuntary eye movements following up the eye at milliseconds intervals and adjusting the direction of the laser pulses. In case of sudden movements the safety system fully stops the treatment.

    How long does the laser surgery last?

    It is a quick procedure. Patients remain in the surgery room for 15-20 minutes on average. Just a few seconds of that time are used for the application of the Excimer Laser. The remaining time is used to prepare the patient’s eye for surgery.

    Is laser surgery painful?

    Refractive surgery procedures are carried out using topical (local) anaesthetics (eye drops). Patients do not experience any pain during the operation.

    How will the post-operative/recovery period be?

    LASIK and PRK procedures have a very simple post-operative processes which require only eyedrops and artificial tears.

    After surgery it is recommended to rest at least for 24 hours. Most work activities can be resumed after 48 hours. Patients must wait at least a week to resume any sport activity.

    I have a very high prescription. Can I undergo refractive surgery?

    During the pre-op check up, our medical team will examine the condition of the cornea, namely corneal width and number of dioptres to be corrected. Laser treatment vaporises corneal tissue. The amount of extracted tissue is proportional to the number of dioptres to be treated. Intraocular lens implants may be considered if prescription is very high.

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