What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a condition that is progressive and leads to irregular corneal shape due to thinning of the cornea typically on the inferior cornea. There is usually a history of eye rubbing since early childhood, but the exact onset and mechanism is not clearly defined; therefore each case is independent and needs to be managed accordingly. The irregularity of the cornea is usually a red flag for most refractive procedures, but again that depends on the severity
Corneal Curvature & The Quality Of Your Eyesight
How important is the curve of the cornea?
Corneal curvature, the curve of the clear window of the eye, is important in determining a good Lasik surgery candidate. When correcting myopia, nearsighted eyes, it is not recommended to flatten the cornea past a certain degree. In myopia correction, the corneal curvature is flattened secondary to an eye that is too steep. In hyperopia, farsighted eyes, it is not recommended to steepen the cornea
Welcome to Global Laser Vision San Diego LASIK Center!
We recognize that there are many options when researching LASIK eye surgery in San Diego. Although there are many surgeons, at Global Laser Vision, we want to help you make the best choice. All of our surgeons are well-trained and very experienced. Our staff has received the best education from highly regarded universities. In fact, our team is among the top one percent in the
Prevent Ocular Irritation During Healing
Preservative-free artificial tears
In general, preservative-free artificial tears are recommended for the first six to eight weeks following Lasik surgery. The reasoning for no preservatives during the initial healing period is that a large percentage of the population can get ocular irritation with preserved artificial tears. In extreme cases of preservative sensitivity, the corneal surface can become very irritated, causing a blurring of vision, burning, or itchy sensations. After six to eight weeks, preserved artificial tears