Astigmatism Surgery in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Astigmatism Surgery.
Xanit Hospital Internacional Contact Xanit Hospital Internacional
Private Hospital, Malaga, Spain
Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.
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Astigmatism is treated at Xanit Hospital Internacional
Listed ophthalmologist:
Dr. Angel Cilveti
Dr. Angel Cilveti
Head of The Ophthalmology Department
Clinica La Luz Contact Clinica La Luz
Private Hospital, Madrid, Spain
The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.
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Astigmatism is treated at Clinica La Luz
HM Hospitales Contact HM Hospitales
Hospital Group, Madrid, Spain
HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.
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Astigmatism is treated at HM Hospitales
Hospital Internacional Medimar Contact Hospital Internacional Medimar
Private Hospital, Alicante, Spain
Medimar International Hospital is a tetriatry care hospital with 200 physicians, 50 resident and 150 affiliated, providing healthcare services to the residents of Alicante, as well as to over 25,000 foreign patients a year.
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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Internacional Medimar
Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital Contact Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital
Private Hospital, Madrid, Spain
A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.
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Astigmatism is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital
Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital Contact Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital
Children Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence medicine and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 21 years of age.
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Astigmatism is treated at Barcelona Children’s Hospital
IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya Contact IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya
Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A large private hospital, part of the IDCSalud group of hospitals, with over 300 physicians. This is a general tertiary hospital that provides medical services in virtually all medical specialties.
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Astigmatism is treated at IDCSalud HGC
Quirón Madrid University Hospital Contact Quirón Madrid University Hospital
Private Hospital, Madrid, Spain
An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.
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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid
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About Astigmatism

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What procedures can be used to correct Astigmatism?
Astigmatism can be treated but not cured by contact lenses or glasses. For permanent results, surgery is carried out.
The most common procedures used to treat Astigmatism are:
  • LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis): LASIK corrects a range of eye disorders including astigmatism. In the LASIK procedure, drops of anesthesia are put into the eye and the eyeball is held in place while the surgeon makes a small cut in the upper layers of the cornea. An ultraviolet laser reshapes the cornea underneath the flap, smoothing it to take a more regular shape. The upper layer of the cornea is replaced.
  • PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy): this procedure corrects astigmatism by using a laser to reshape the surface of the cornea without cutting a flap.
  • LASEK (Laser epithelial keratomileusis): treats astigmatism by using the laser on the cornea through a flap created using alcohol solution, with no cutting.
  • LTK (Laser thermokeratoplasty): uses heat from a laser beam to shrink the cornea and reshape it, without cutting the cornea.
  • CK (Conductive keratoplasty): radio frequency waves are used in order to steepen the cornea and restore it to a more spherical shape.
  • AK (Astigmatic keratoplasty): Carried out through small incisions in the cornea which alter the curve of the cornea and restore its spherical shape.

What are the chances of success with Astigmatism Surgery?
According to MedlinePlus, most people who have refractive surgery to correct astigmatism will have close to 20:20 vision, without glasses, following the procedure although it may take several months for vision to stabilize. Around 10 percent of people will still need glasses or contact lenses at some point following the surgery.

What surgeon performs Astigmatism Surgery?
A specialist eye doctor will carry out astigmatism surgery.

How popular are these types of surgery?
LASIK and LASEK surgery are the most commonly used procedures to correct astigmatism.
PRK and AK are older techniques and less commonly used today.
Radial keratotomy was common in the 1980s but is not generally performed today.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
The duration of surgery depends on the technique used. The procedure generally takes less than 30 minutes for both eyes.

Days admitted:
None.

Anesthesia:
Local anesthesia.

Recovery:
Recovery time following astigmatism surgery varies depending on the procedure carried out, but it is typically short and patients can generally return to work within 48 hours of the procedure.
Full stabilization of the vision takes around four weeks.

Risks:
Serious complications from astigmatism surgery are rare.

Risks include:

- Variable vision for the first months following astigmatism surgery.
- Weakened cornea.
- Infection (according to WebMD, infection resulting from PRK for astigmatism happens in one-tenth of one percent of patients and even less following LASIK).
- Spots or halos in the eyes in dim light.
- Sensitivity to glare from lights at night.
- Dry eyes.
- Excess corneal haze which may affect vision.
- Vision may not be completely restored following astigmatism surgery and a second procedure is sometimes needed.

After care:
- A friend or relative will need to drive you home after astigmatism surgery.
- Use prescribed antibiotic eye drops following surgery to cut the risk of infection.
- You may need to wear protective glasses for one or two days.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes or putting pressure on them for a few weeks.
- Don’t use make up, creams or lotions around the eyes for up to two weeks.

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