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Astigmatism Surgery Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Astigmatism Surgery.

Veni Vidi Eye Health Center

Veni Vidi Eye Group is the oldest and the first eye hospital group with its over 30-years experience which applied the first laser treatment in Turkey. Our competent auxiliary staff and expert doctors have broken grounds by carrying out over 60.000 operations per year.

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Astigmatism is treated at Veni Vidi Eye Health Center

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Dr. Ertan Sunay, MD

Medical Director

Prof. Firat Helvacioglu, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, FEBOS-CR

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Hospital General de Catalunya

The Division of Ophthalmology at Hospital General de Catalunya offers a full range of ophthalmic and optical services for children and adults.

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management. IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 doctors

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Astigmatism is treated at Grupo Quirónsalud

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

The department of ophthalmology provides a well-equipped facility for the complete examination, diagnosis, and treatment (both medically and surgically) of all ocular diseases in both adult and paediatric patients.

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Instituto Oftalmológico Quirónsalud Dexeus

Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica's Medical and Surgical activity is developed in all areas and specialities in Ophthalmology. They provide the most modern, latest and complete diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.

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Astigmatism is treated at Instituto Oftalmológico Quirónsalud Dexeus

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Dr. Mercè Guarro MD

OMIQ Medical Director

Dr. Laura Sararols MD

Head of the Vitreo-Retinal Unit

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About Astigmatism

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

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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