Once your ophthalmologist analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform an eye exam to evaluate, among other things, the refractive function and ocular morphology. With this, you will be able to identify your visual problem, be it far-sightedness, myopia, or astigmatism, among others.
Farsightedness treatment consists of channeling light into the retina for correct refraction through surgery or corrective lenses.
If your degree of farsightedness is mild, you will be prescribed glasses or contact lenses that will allow you to counteract the unbalanced corneal curve or the smallness of the eye.
As for the types of refractive surgery indicated, they are:
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis):
It is the most used procedure due to its speed and comfort for the patient, in addition to the fact that there is less postoperative recovery time than in other surgeries. A corneal flap is produced and the cornea curvature is corrected with a laser.
LASEK (Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy):
A flap is produced in the corneal epithelium and the corneal layers are formatted with the laser and the curvature is corrected, repositioning the epithelium.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy):
It is similar to LASEK, with the difference that the epithelium is completely removed and the laser is used to give the correct morphology to the cornea. Here the epithelium is not replaced, giving rise to the development of a new one according to the new corneal structure.
Each of these surgeries has possible complications and side effects, which your ophthalmologist will explain to you to decide together which one is the most suitable for you.
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