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Refractive Surgery

What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive surgery is the treatment of the changes in the cornea to remove the refractive problems in the eye and allow the person to see clearly without contact lenses and glasses. Refractive surgery involves the surgical reshaping of the cornea, the implantation of lenses, or the replacement of lenses.


Refractive surgery is a surgical method that has been used since the 1970s and has eliminated vision problems in more than 50 million people. A breakthrough in this area was achieved with the introduction of excimer lasers. Today, the excimer laser is the first preferred application for the relief of visual disturbances in the age group of 25-45 year olds in 25-40% of the population.

Refractive surgery, mainly used to correct the cornea, has diversified with the advancement of technology, the second major refractive medium of the eye, with the surgical interventions being performed on the lens and eye tissue.