LASIK

LASIK is a modern microsurgical vision correction procedure using an excimer laser, which has been successfully performed for a number of years by specialists of Dr. Kurenkov’s Eye Center.

LASIK is the English acronym for “laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis”, which points to laser evaporation of the corneal tissue. This method allows changing the refractive power of the cornea and improving visual acuity.

LASIK is a surgery technique aimed at vision correction

  1. Formation of a flap on a peduncle of the superficial corneal tissue.
  2. Displacement of the flap to access the stroma.
  3. Partial evaporation of the stroma using laser equipment.
  4. Placing the corneal flap to its original position.

Indications for LASIK:

  • myopia (up to -11 D);
  • hypermetropia (up to +6 D);
  • astigmatism.

This vision correction surgery is minimally invasive, bloodless and does not take much time (about 15 minutes). This makes LASIK suitable for a wide range of patients. The cost of LASIK is not high.

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Differences between LASIK and PRK

LASIK is a modification of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), which was proposed in 1995 and was the first method of laser vision correction.

PRK procedure:

  1. Removal of the corneal epithelium;
  2. Laser ablation (evaporation) of the corneal stroma.

The principal difference between PRK and LASIK is that the surgeon does not leave a «valve» of the corneal tissues. This extends the period of recovery and limits the possibility of correction of refractive errors.

Advantages of LASIK as compared to PRK:

  • good predictability of results;
  • possibility to use this procedure for almost any refractive error;
  • short recovery period;
  • short-term and simple restrictions after surgery;
  • long-term supervision in the postoperative period is unnecessary.

Contraindications to LASIK

Relative:

  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • inflammatory diseases of the eye;
  • general inflammation and colds;
  • progressive nearsightedness;
  • age under 18 years.

Absolute:

  • not enough corneal thickness;
  • progressive myopia;
  • keratoconus;
  • advanced glaucoma;
  • retinal detachment in the medical history;
  • severe herpetic keratitis;
  • somatic diseases in the stage of decompensation.

High-precision equipment used at the eye center enables high-quality preoperative diagnosis with modern methods to minimize the risk of possible complications.

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To find out the price of LASIK or make an appointment with a specialist of Dr. Kurenkov’s Clinic, please call 8 (495) 781-9333 or use the online form.

The price of LASIK laser vision correction starts from 26,000 rubles! The price includes: visual inspection on the day of the surgery; the surgery itself using foreign expendable materials; an individual set of disposable clothes; medicines (drops) used after the surgery; and 4 postoperative examinations!

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