REFRACTIVE LASER SURGERY: WHAT’S NEW?

  • Antonio B Lobo Ribeiro Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde Universidade Fernando Pessoa http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2988-1222
  • José Salgado-Borges 3 Invited Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto Portugal. 4 Head of Ophthalmology, Clínica Oftalmológica J. Salgado-Borges, Porto, Portugal.

Resumo

The correction or improvement of common vision problems (such as, myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism) through refractive laser surgery, as a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses, has been growing in demand over recent years. The most common refractive laser surgery is the laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and its recent technological variants with improvements. Nevertheless, the generality (if not all), these ophthalmic laser procedures are based in the same physical principle: the reshaping of the cornea and thus altering its optical properties in order to improve vision. Here, the authors attempt to describe in general terms, a very promising, refractive laser procedure much less invasive that doesn’t alter the shape or thickness of the cornea and probably overcomes some limitations of usual LASIK procedure.
Publicado
2018-12-30
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Artigos de Revisão