NY LASIK Surgeon Satish Modi, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C) clarified some facts about having LASIK, correcting astigmatism and vision correction “LASIK for astigmatism is not only possible-but we use it all the time as an excellent way to correct vision,” said Satish Modi, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C) of Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie, New York. “Astigmatism is something that is often confusing to patients. Also, in addition to being confused by what astigmatism is, a lot of people are under the incorrect impression that having astigmatism means you can’t have Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK to correct your vision-this is just not the case”, commented Dr. Modi.
Here is what you need to know about LASIK and astigmatism. First, astigmatism is one of the common types of refractive problems that cause blurry vision. Common refractive-or eye focus problems-include nearsightedness or myopia, farsightedness or hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Astigmatism usually results from an unequal curvature of the cornea-the outermost clear dome in the front of the eye-that causes the eye to have two different curvatures and thus two different focal points. This can make images look more blurry at a specific orientation so that things horizontally are blurred or things vertically are blurred, depending on the direction of the astigmatism. Astigmatism can be very annoying visually and can even cause headaches and many visual symptoms apart from the blurriness itself. The visual distortions caused by astigmatism in healthy eyes are correctable with eyeglasses, contact lenses and Laser Vision Correction such as LASIK.
“Today, as LASIK surgeons, we are able to accurately measure and treat all types of astigmatism. At Seeta Eye Centers I use two lasers for LASIK-the femtosecond laser and the excimer laser-to provide my patients with a custom wavefront optimized bladeless LASIK treatment that provides high degrees of safety, precision and predictability.”, said Dr. Modi.
If you or someone you know has astigmatism and would like to be less dependent or possibly even free from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses for seeing at distance, schedule an appointment for a free Bladeless LASIK consultation by calling Seeta Eye Centers at 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or facebook.com/seetaeyecenters.
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