Vision Correction Surgery Topic Guide

Vision Correction Surgery Vision Correction Surgery: Vision correction surgery changes the cornea to focus light on the back of the eye without the need for corrective lenses. There are several types of vision correction surgery, including:
  • radial keratotomy (RK),
  • photorefractive keratotomy (PRK),
  • laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK),
  • femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (iLASIK),
  • laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK),
  • conductive keratoplasty (CK),
  • intracorneal ring segments (ICR),
  • phakic intraocular lens implants, and
  • presbyopic refractive lens exchange (PRELEX).
Vision correction surgery can benefit those with myopia, hyperopia , and astigmatism.


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