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lasikRefractive procedures manipulate the eye to improve vision. Though there are several types of refractive procedures, the most popular is known as LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis). LASIK involves reshaping the cornea using incisions and lasers. An incision creates a flap which is folded back. Lasers are then used to reshape the middle layer of the cornea and correct the vision. The flap is folded back and allowed to heal, resulting in much clearer vision. Recently, other surgical alternatives have become available. Among these is a technique called phakic IOL implantation which involves implanting a lens behind the cornea, but in front of the iris. With this new option, many of those who were too highly nearsighted for LASIK are now candidates for refractive surgery.

If you are interested in refractive surgery, please let us know. Refractive surgery is not to be taken lightly. Detailed testing is necessary to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the surgery. If testing indicates you are a good candidate, we can help you choose the refractive surgeon who is most appropriate for your case. In addition, we provide post-operative care for refractive surgery.

Corneal Topography

Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that maps the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. The cornea is responsible for up to 70% of the eye’s refractive power, so it’s topography is critical and an important step in determining the quality of corneal health and in providing the best fitting contact lenses for all of our patients.

The three-dimensional map is also a valuable aid and assist’s us in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluating it’s results; in assessing the fit of both soft and gas permeable contact lenses and much more.

A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.

Granger Eye Studio uses the new tri-functional KR-8000PA corneal topographer which provides a highly accurate, computerized color corneal map of patient corneas which is indispensible in modern patient care.