SMILE and FemtoLASIK
These refractive surgeries are similar to LASIK and PRK. The main difference is
the method used to create the corneal flap. In SMILE and FemtoLASIK, instead of
cutting with a blade, the cut is made with the femtosecond laser. This makes the
procedure more accurate and safer for the patient.
Femtosecond laser surgery
This laser is the latest advance on laser surgery. This can adapt to the
necessities of the patients delivering more reliable and accurate procedures.
The femtosecond laser can perform cataract and refractive surgery, corneal
transplant, and placement of intrastromal corneal ring segments.
Intraocular lens (IOL)
An intraocular lens is used to replace the natural lens after cataract or phaco
refractive surgery. These lenses can help correct myopia and hypermetropia. The
IOL is placed through a surgery called phacoemulsification and can take about 10
minutes per eye.
This type of lens can improve the sight at one distance. Usually is set to
improve the far vision.
This lens is the newest advance of lenses. It can improve the sight at three
distances; near, medium and far vision.
Strabismus is a condition in which one of the eyes turns to another direction
while the other one looks straight. To improve their alignment surgery is needed
to move or straighten the eye muscles.