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Refractive surgery

Refractive surgery


See the world clearly from the moment you wake up!

Refractive surgery refers to all the surgical techniques applied to millions of people worldwide to correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.


It contents all procedures that regulate the focus of the eye in order to let us see clearly without the help of glasses or contact lenses. There are many different techniques, and each one is chosen to provide the best outcome in each patient personally. Thanks to technologic developments and experience, each technique is safe and able to meet the needs of the patient.


The main goal of refractive surgery is to change corneal curvature by sculpting the surface using a laser beam. The outcome is the light to focus on the retina for clear vision without glasses. Currently there are three systems used for this purpose in IVO: the Excimer laser Eye Q of Allegretto, the last generation Femtosecond Laser iFS and the newly arrived Femtosecond Laser FS 200 Hz of Alcon Wavelight. All are high precision lasers, and able to correct the main refractive error (myopia-hyperopia-astigmatism) and the errors affecting the detail of focus (high-order aberrations).


IVO is one of the few opthalmological centers worldwide that own and use 2 different kinds of last generation Femtosecond Lasers.

Femtosecond Laser 200 Hz Alcon Wavelight