What is refractive surgery?

Written by: Dr. Germán Gómez Tellería
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Refractive surgery aims to eliminate or reduce the patient's need for glasses.

Within this type of surgery are different surgical techniques for treating eye diseases such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism or farsightedness techniques.

Refractive surgery techniques

The oftagmología distinguishes three types of techniques:

  • Laser surgery: Carving graduation in eye cornea, this technique allows specialists to correct farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism.
  • Lenses for high myopia: This technique is ideal for myopia and hyperopia that can not be treated with the laser to be outside the range of action. It is used in young people with thin corneas.
  • Refractive Lensectomy: It uses this technique to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even farsightedness with multifocal lens implant. With it you can edit any number of diopters in patients who do not crystalline their duties or with certain degrees of cataracts.


When I can operate?

Preoperative and judgment of the specialist in ophthalmology are critical to planning surgery, since it is a kind of very personalized surgery. The application of each technique depends on the age, the number of diopters, whether suffering or not and tired eye view characteristics, such as the corneal thickness, pupil size ...

The-art laser and innovations in the field of lenses like multifocal lenses for presbyopia, toric lenses for astigmatism or aspheric lenses for higher optical quality, allow professionals to customize much more as both interventions treatments.

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By Dr. Germán Gómez Tellería

Renowned specialist in ophthalmology, Dr. Gomez Tellería is an expert in refractive laser surgery, cataract and glaucoma, among other treatments. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra in 1994 and conducted its clinical-surgical training in Ophthalmology at the Jimenez Diaz Foundation in Madrid which ended in 2000, where over a year later was Assistant Medical Service Ophthalmology. In addition, since 2001 and until today he is responsible for the organization and the medical-surgical assistance Ophthalmic Center of San Sebastian.

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