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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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It's time to start seeing things your way!

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.

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Events

  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider
  • AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring Course

    The Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring course is designed for Registered Nurses and Physicians with the goal of building on basic knowledge of essential principles of fetal monitoring including the current NICHD terminology and categories. The focus is on advanced concepts relating to assessment, interpretation, management and evaluation of fetal heart rate patterns, using case scenarios for illustration and reinforcement. This course is open to UCH employees and Family Medicine MD's and other qualified providers affiliated with UCH only.

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