Long story short. YES. You can now undergo the LASIK surgery in Dubai even if you have astigmatism.
We live in a smart generation where laser technology evolved tremendously to correct vision with astigmatism in less than 10 minutes.
The word “Astigmatism” does sound a bit scary, but it’s not an eye disease, it’s a vision error where you see blurry objects weather near or far. This of course can be treated by simply wearing prescribed eye glasses and contact lenses.
Your eye's front surface is known as the cornea, and astigmatism is caused when the cornea’s shape becomes asymmetrical.
Simply put, a healthy cornea is sphere shaped and a cornea with astigmatism is an oval shaped cornea.
Lasik is a refractive procedure that improves your vision by reshaping your eye's front surface, also known as the cornea.
The laser used in LASIK procedure are super precise that can help reshape the cornea to make it more symmetrical which thus correct your vision.
But not any type of LASIK can fix astigmatism. Over the years there has been 3 generations of LASIK procedures that helped in correcting refractive errors (vision).
But over the last decade, the world’s renowned ophthalmologists & engineers worked to solve the issue of vision correction in one step using one laser.
Femto SMILE or ReLEx SMILE is a one step, one laser surgery that can fix vision correction. It is a non-surgical (blade-less) procedure that is guided by the Doctor and the machine to produce highly precise cut in the cornea to remove a small piece of the corneal tissue, thus fixing eye sight to become 20/20.
You can learn more about the Femto SMILE in Dubai here
So yes, LASIK can fix astigmatism. All you need to do next is check if you’re eligible to do LASIK surgery by booking a checkup and consultation with UAE’s top LASIK clinics with the best ophthalmologists.
Visit: Lasik surgery in Abu Dhabi or call our hotlines below to help book your consultations:
Abu Dhabi Hotline: +971-2-235-6222
Dubai Hotline: +971-4-249-3660