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pros and cons of laser surgery for glaucoma

Pros & Cons of Laser Surgery for Glaucoma: What to Know

Laser surgery can provide immediate relief from glaucoma-related pain and pressure, but it is also associated with certain risks that should be weighed carefully.  Glaucoma laser surgery lowers intraocular pressure for a period of time. In most cases, patients need to continue using medications that control intraocular pressure, such as eye drops, but laser surgery […]

stroma medical

Stroma Medical: Laser Surgery for Permanent Eye Color Change

Stroma Medical Corporation is a research and development company that patented a laser system to permanently change the color of a person’s eyes.  Unique shades of blue, hazel, gray, and amber can typically be found underneath the darker pigment of an eye. The laser surgery brings these underlying shades of color to the forefront, providing […]

PRK eye surgery

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Vision Correction Surgery

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a laser eye surgery that was approved before LASIK but is now less popular compared to the other brand name. Still, PRK is a very popular operation, helping millions of people achieve good visual acuity, with a 95 percent success rate. PRK is a great option for some people who […]

SMILE eye surgery

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) Eye Surgery Explainer

SMILE is a new approach to laser eye surgery that was approved by the FDA as recently as 2016. This operation benefits people with high levels of myopia, astigmatism, or both. It has lower rates of some side effects like dry eye compared to LASIK. SMILE is not designed to help people with farsightedness, and […]

woman having laser eye surgery

Types of Laser Eye Surgery: Understanding Your Options

Laser eye surgery involves using a laser to correct a visual problem, most often a refractive error like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Some surgeries remove scar tissue or improve vision in other ways, but LASIK is the most popular form of laser eye surgery, and it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Using lasers improves patient […]