If you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have other vision problems that can be corrected with laser eye surgery, you may be wondering if you can cover the costs of LASIK procedures. Laser eye surgery has become increasingly affordable in the last ten years as more surgeons offer advanced treatment and more services.
Choosing LASIK surgery for vision correction is not the same as it was 10 or 12 years ago. In 1994, when Baltimore ophthalmologist Anthony Kameen had LASIK surgery to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism, his options were not very extensive: a small mechanical blade, called a microkeratome, created a flap on his cornea, after which a conventional excimer laser was used to reshape the tissue underneath so that the cornea would be able to focus light directly on the retina, as it would in a normal eye. That was, in a nutshell, the only way LASIK was performed then. Now, of course, the technology is much more advanced including smoother and more precise lasers, allowing patients to achieve better vision than ever possible before. The newest technological addition to Dr. Kameen's refractive surgery office is a machine called IntraLase, which allows patients to avoid operation via a metal blade, using a special laser that is used only for the purpose of flap creation.
If you are experiencing blurred/ hazy vision, spots in front of the eye(s), sensitivity to glare, and/or a feeling of “film” over the eye(s), there is a good chance you are experiencing symptoms of a cataract. A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens in the front of the eye, which is normally clear and usually there is no pain associated with the condition.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease, which causes a thinning of the cornea. The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. As kertoconus progresses, the quality of the patients vision deteriorates.
Konrad Filutowski, M.D., Founder, Chief Surgeon and Medical Director, Filutowski Cataract & LASIK Institute, Orlando/Lake Mary/Daytona, FL. Dr. Filutowski received his medical degree from Columbia College, NY. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
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