What is Cornea & Refractive Surgery ?
Defects in the shape of the cornea will lead to the impaired refractive ability of the eye that manifests as refractive diseases like far-sightedness, near-sightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, and more. Corneal refractive surgery focuses on gaining back the adequate refractive power needed by altering the shape of the cornea and how light reflects from the retina, using minimally invasive procedures. LASIK or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis is a type of corneal refractive surgery where an incision is made in the cornea and its shape is changed with the help of highly efficient laser technology. Some other types of corneal refractive surgery are PRK and LASEK.