Another option for laser vision correction (same laser used for LASIK)
No flap is created- Laser is performed on the corneal surface.
No chance of flap wrinkles, flap dislocation, or interface (underneath flap) problems
Surface cells (corneal epithelium) need to re-grow.
Early discomfort common.
Healing/vision recovery is generally slower than LASIK
Long-term results are equivalent to LASIK
ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)
A lens implanted inside the eye to reduce or eliminate glasses or contacts
Ideal for age 18-45 with moderate-high nearsighted (myopic) prescription
Outstanding optics and predictability.
Newer technology allows for astigmatism correction to a certain degree.
A small opening in the iris (PI) is created with YAG laser prior to the implant
Risks include cataract, over- or under-correction, and elevated eye pressure
Corneal shape is preserved. ICL may be removed if needed.
Clear Lens Exchange (also called CLE, CLEAR, RLE, and PRELEX)
Natural lens is removed and replaced with intraocular lens (IOL)
A variety of IOL choices are available (distance only, astigmatism-reducing, multifocal, monovision)
Ideal for age 45+ without medically significant cataract
Procedure similar or identical to cataract surgery- a cataract will never develop once CLE issuccessfully performed
Less suitable < age 40 as IOLs not as “flexible” for range of focus as natural lens
Risks include over or under-correction, retinal or corneal swelling
Call 303 482 1300 for a free refractive surgery consultation
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