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Astigmatism Surgery in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Astigmatism Surgery.

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Hospitals and clinics offering Astigmatism in Spain

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Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)

The Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO – Institute of Ocular Microsurgery in English) is a leading international ophthalmology centre. Their hallmark is medical excellence and our objective is to provide the best service to the patient.

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Astigmatism is treated at Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)

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Dr. Borja Corcóstegui

Co-founder and medical director of IMO

Dr. Isabel Nieto

Complex Cataract Specialist

Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica

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 Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica

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Dr. Mercè Guarro MD

OMIQ Medical Director

Dr. Laura Sararols MD

Head of the Vitreo-Retinal Unit

Sanitas Hospitales

The goal is to preserve and restore vision through excellence in provision of eye care services, medical education, and clinical research. The physicians have earned national and international recognition as clinicians and educators.

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Astigmatism is treated at Sanitas

HM Hospitales

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

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We use our eyes to see life and so Vithas Xanit International Hospital has developed a highly influential Ophthalmology Department in this area. Our strong vision care programme has made us the first private hospital in the province to have a surgery for evaluating and treatment of poor vision.

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Astigmatism is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

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Dr. Angel Cilveti

Head of The Ophthalmology Department

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Chiron Hospital Group, a specialist in high complexity medicine and pioneered the introduction of new technologies in all fields of medicine, offers Ophthalmology Units formed by professionals of great prestige.

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Astigmatism is treated at Grupo Quirónsalud

Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The ophthalmology department specializes particularly in retinal and vitreous disease and actively performs advanced, high-quality treatment for diseases such as age- related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment.

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The department of ophthalmology of Hospital Ruber Internacional has been, from its inception, a leader in both clinical and academic ophthalmology.

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Astigmatism is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

We are a benchmark Hospital on national and international levels in the diagnosis and treatment of children with vision problems.

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Astigmatism is treated at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Clinica La Luz

The ophthalmology of the Hospital La Luz, in line with the requirement of the specialty, is composed of a group of physicians, superspecialized by sections.

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Astigmatism is treated at Clinica La Luz

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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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