Astigmatism laser eye surgery is a specialised procedure that aims to reshape the cornea, correcting its irregular curvature and bringing light into a single focal point on the retina. This refractive surgery is tailored to each individual’s unique astigmatism prescription, allowing for personalised treatment and improved visual outcomes.
A comprehensive eye examination and consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist is conducted. During this evaluation, the extent of your astigmatism will be measured, and your overall eye health will be assessed to determine your eligibility for the surgery.
Based on the evaluation, the ophthalmologist will develop a personalised treatment plan to address your specific astigmatism prescription. Advanced technologies, such as wavefront-guided or topography-guided lasers, may be used to achieve precise corneal reshaping.
Suitability criteria for Astigmatism correction with laser is the same as those for PRK and LASIK. Please see “Am I suitable for Laser eye surgery section” to assess your possible suitability here.
For those, older than 50 years ago age requiring lens surgery, the suitability criteria would be similar to lens replacement surgery. Your surgeon will carefully review your eyes and help you decide which treatment option is best suited to you. Some individuals may not be good candidates for lens surgery and better suited to one of our other refractive surgical procedures. The recovery is usually 1 week for each eye and both can be treated a week apart or in some cases simultaneously.
Your 1st appointment, procedure and aftercare will be with one of our consultant ophthalmologists, both of whom have the relevant qualifications and extensive experience in this field.