LASIK LASER EYE SURGERY

ALTERNATIVES TO LASIK

Alternatives to LASIK laser eye surgery for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism include the following:

  1. Continue to use glasses or contact lenses, and if you are over 40 you will automatically need reading glasses or bifocals.
  2. Excimer Laser PRK surface ablation
  3. Lensectomy with intraocular lens implant.
    (The natural lens is removed and is replaced with an intraocular lens implant.)
  4. Phakic IOL (Intraocular Lens) or ICL (Intraocular Contact Lens -- insertion of an artificial lens without removing the crystalline lens.)
  5. Intracorneal rings (INTACS)


Other Procedures:

  • RK - Radial Keratotomy
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK) with a diamond blade
  • Myopic or hyperopic keratomileusis, or ALK (automated lamellar keratoplasty) without Excimer Laser. - AK, RK
  • Holmium YAG laser surgery
  • Myopic or hyperopic epikeratophakia
  • Scelleral expansion implants (highly experimental)


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