What is laser corneal surgery?
A normal, healthy human cornea is typically a clear dome over the front part of the eye. It helps bend light rays so that they focus on the retina. Irregularities in the cornea, such as scarring from past trauma or corneal dystrophies, which are the build-up of foreign material in one or more of the layers of the cornea, can impair vision. For patients with corneal abnormalities, Clewner & Kelly Eye Center proudly offers laser corneal surgery, including phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK). This advanced procedure helps to create a smoother cornea surface, allowing for greater visual acuity. If you have corneal scarring or corneal dystrophies in Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Delray, Parkland, or Pompano, FL, contact our center in Boca Raton, FL. Schedule a consultation with a board-certified ophthalmologist to ask how PTK can help you see more clearly.
How is laser corneal surgery performed?
Patients who have certain autoimmune or inflammatory disorders may not be good candidates for laser corneal surgery. An ophthalmologist will evaluate your candidacy for the surgery by performing a comprehensive eye exam at our center in Boca Raton, FL. Should you be determined to be a good candidate, the surgery will be performed as an outpatient procedure and should take around 10 – 15 minutes to complete. To begin, our team will administer anesthetic eye drops to ensure you experience minimal discomfort. A speculum will be used to hold open the eyelids while one of our board-certified ophthalmologists uses the laser to remove diseased tissue and corneal irregularities. After surgery, you will be given a bandage contact lens and detailed aftercare instructions. Some patients will see a noticeable improvement in vision in as little as one day after surgery. Our team will schedule several post-op appointments with you to monitor your healing progress.
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Laser Corneal Surgery for Improved Vision
The experienced staff at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center is dedicated to enabling patients to see with their best vision and experience life to the fullest. If your vision is hindered by corneal irregularities, then laser corneal surgery could be the advanced treatment option that will allow you to improve your vision. To learn more about PTK or other laser corneal surgery options, contact our center in Boca Raton, FL, and consult with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists.