Laser refractive surgery is the most common procedure currently used, among those used to eradicate refractive errors.
Any refractive error can be treated by laser. They range from myopia to astigmatism , passing through hyperopia , although by number and prevalence, myopia is the most-treated defect. It can even be used to compensate for the defect of presbyopia .
Benefits and risks of laser refractive surgery
Practically from the moment in which the intervention is performed, the patient has the possibility of being able to carry out his normal daily life, both at work and in hobbies, without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
Regarding the risks involved in the intervention, like any surgical procedure of any pathology and specialty, it is not free of risks. The technology that is available today, however, minimizes the incidence of major problems in an extraordinary way.
Recovery after the intervention
The patient, as has been mentioned previously, can lead a normal life, but although he does not wear glasses or contact lenses, he still has a myopic or farsighted eye with regard to the ocular structure.. Therefore, an annual review should be carried out in a preventive manner, just as if it had not been intervened.