Myopia | Innova ocular
What is myopia?
Myopia (short-sightedness) is a vision problem caused by excessive focusing of the cornea or because the eye is too elongated.
In a myopic eye the rays of light converge before they reach the retina, so the image it receives is not clear.
This problem usually develops from childhood and varies over time (changes in eyeglass prescription). Myopia usually stabilises after the age of 18, the age from which laser surgery is recommended.
The symptom that most often reveals myopia is blurred vision when looking at distant objects. However, at early stages of the condition the patient may not notice any vision loss. It is therefore necessary to check whether they suffer from constant blinking, headaches or ocular hypertension, as well as blurred vision.
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These days 40% of patients with eye problems have myopia and 95% of all these cases can be solved by refractive surgery.
Techniques used to correct Myopia
This is the most widely used technique worldwide for correcting refractive defects. It is a simple, fast, safe, painless, personalised operation...Lasik
This technique has revolutionised laser refractive surgery, as instead of cutting the lenticule to create a flap on the surface of the cornea, a technique is used...FEMTOSECOND LASER
This technique is performed on the surface of the cornea. It involves separating the corneal epithelium, the most superficial layer of the cornea...PRK
This is a technique that involves implanting an extremely fine and malleable lens inside the eye. It is additive surgery, which means...ICL LENSES