The Department of Laser Refractive Surgery
Surgeons of the Department of Laser Refractive Surgery provides surgical treatment to patients with refraction errors such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism as well as vision abnormalities caused by previous surgeries (eg, anterior radial keratotomy, keratoplasty, etc.).
Our surgeons apply following novel technologies of refractive abnormalities correction: ReLEx, SMILE, LASIK, femto-LASIK and photorefraсtive keratectomy. Laser correction is provided with the use of the most modern equipment of leading European, American and Russian manufacturers.
Professionalism and individual approach to each patient are the key features in daily practice of the Department’s specialists.
The Department is staffed with highly qualified surgeons who not only perform standard procedures but also develop new technologies.
What do we operate?
- Near-sightedness (myopia)
- Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
- Induced refractive disorders (after surgeries, injuries, corneal diseases)
- Vision correction surgeries:
- Femtosecond laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (FemtoLASIK)
- Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
- Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
- Personalized surgeries (optimized according to keratotopography and aberrography data)
- PresbyLASIK (LASIK for presbyopia correction)
We live in the age of information technology, when the human visual system is overstressed from childhood. Thus, it is not surprising that the number of people with refractive disorders is growing from year to year. Issues related to visual disorder correction remain relevant at all times.
To date, the standard laser correction of mild and moderate near-sightedness is a successful direction of ophthalmic surgery and has long since become a routine operation that entails no complications. However, current requirements of patients to the surgery outcome are increasing and are associated not only with improving the visual acuity, but with enhancing the vision quality – “supervision”, they require an individual approach to each patient taking into account their lifestyle and professional activities.
Moreover, some visual disorders (complex astigmatism of more than 2 diopters, far-sightedness, near-sightedness of high degree) are initially quite complex refractive pathologies and require special attention. Such patients often have the maximum corrected visual acuity below 1.0 due to the development of amblyopia, difficulties with the selection of vision correction with glasses or contact lenses, including complete intolerance of such correction, increased fatigue after visual stresses. Standard laser surgeries in such patients are associated with a number of problems in the postoperative period, such as: undercorrection or overcorrection, postoperative instability of the refractive effect and, therefore, the need for another surgery.
The problems are solved by constant improvement and development of diagnostic equipment and laser systems, the use of unconventional laser treatment and new algorithms of laser exposure with account of the aspheric cornea, using corneal topography (anterior corneal surface imaging) or aberrometry (wavefront scans the entire optical system) data.
The cutting-edge and innovative diagnostic equipment, modern excimer laser and femtosecond laser systems, as well as a huge experience of proficient specialists of S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution guarantee not only successful standard laser correction, but increase the safety and predictability of surgeries to the highest possible extent, help to achieve the maximum vision acuity of 1.0 and above using new personalized algorithms of laser exposure.