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    Refractive Errors

    Refractive surgery is a procedure used to treat common vision problems such as astigmatism, shortsightedness and farsightedness.  


    The ultimate objective is to enhance eyesight and lessen or do away with corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. 


    The KPJ Centre for Sight offers a variety of refractive surgery (laser vision correction) procedures, including: 

    - Zeiss Smile (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) 
    - Femto LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) 
    - Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA)  
    - Implantable Phakic Contact Lens (IPCL) & Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) 


    Refractive Surgery is an alternative to spectacles and contact lenses to help you see more naturally. 


    The concept behind Refractive Surgery is simple: reshaping the cornea to change its focusing power. 


    Benefit of Refractive procedures: 
    Less than an hour 
    Not everyone is a good candidate for refractive surgery, and there are risks and potential complications. It is important to do an eye assessment on your eyes and talk to a Refractive Surgeon to determine if refractive surgery is suitable for you. 

    Determining if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery involves a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced Refractive Surgeon. Here are some factors that are typically considered to determine candidacy for refractive surgery: 


    1. Stable Prescription: Your vision prescription should be stable for at least two years before considering refractive surgery. Significant changes in prescription may affect the accuracy of the procedure. 


    2. Age: Refractive surgery is generally recommended for individuals who are over 18 years when refractive errors have stabilized. However, the ideal age for refractive surgery can vary based on individual circumstances. 


    3. Healthy Eyes: You should have generally healthy eyes, free from any eye infections, inflammation, or conditions such as dry eye syndrome. Certain eye conditions, such as cataracts or glaucoma also impact candidacy. 


    4. Corneal Thickness: Adequate corneal thickness is important for refractive surgery. A certain minimum corneal thickness is necessary to ensure safe and effective results. 


    5. Realistic Expectations: It is important to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of refractive surgery. While the procedure can provide significant vision improvement, it may not guarantee perfect vision, and some individuals may still require glasses or contact lenses for certain activities. 


    6. General Health: Your overall health is also taken into consideration, as certain health conditions or medications may affect the healing process or increase the risks associated with refractive surgery. 


    It is crucial to consult with a qualified Refractive Surgeon who can assess your individual circumstances and perform a thorough examination of your eyes. They will evaluate your eye health, discuss your visual goals, and determine if refractive surgery is a suitable option for you. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, address concerns, and learn more about the procedure to make an informed decision about your eye care. 

    Make an Appointment 

    For more information on Refractive Surgery options or to schedule an appointment for a Lasik Assessment, contact us at KPJ Centre for Sight at +6017 726 9218