Laser Surgery at University of Colorado Hospital
About Laser Refractive Surgery
Refractive surgery is any eye surgery that changes how the eye focuses.
Laser refractive surgery is used to permanently correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. It uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea – the clear covering on the front of the eye. This process changes how you see in much the same way that prescription glasses or contacts do.
Every eye is different
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Every eye is different, and not everyone is a candidate for LASIK surgery. Factors like the shape of the eye or thickness of the cornea may be a consideration. Thanks to the level of expertise of our surgeons, we can offer several different laser surgery options.
There are three primary refractive techniques used today:
- LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis)
- PRK (Photorefractive Keractectomy)
- Epi-LASIK (Epithelial LASIK)
See a side by side comparison of PRK, LASIK and ICL
In addition, our surgeons perform non-laser procedures such as intraocular contact lens procedures that may not be available at many laser centers. It is important to talk to your surgeon about all of your options.