Refractive Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona

Dr. Arora is the head ophthalmologist at Arora Eye, which provides laser refractive surgery in Scottsdale. If you live in our area or nearby and are looking to correct your vision with refractive eye surgery, come to Dr. Arora’s new office for your desired treatment.
Backed by his prestigious membership in various ophthalmology organizations, you can rest assured that you’ll receive careful and professional treatment to correct your vision when you come to see Dr. Arora.

Refractive Surgery Scottsdale Types and Options

There are various avenues to achieve refractive eye surgery to correct your vision. There are cornea-based refractive surgery Scottsdale procedures such as SMILE, PRK, or LASIK. You can also go the lens-based laser refractive surgery procedure route with procedures including RLE or ICL.

Refractive Surgery Scottsdale Recovery Time

The initial recovery will last you up to 12 hours. Most patients regain their sight within the first day. But, a full recovery will last two to five days, depending on the patient.
With all of these options, which surgery is going to be best for you and your eyes? Let’s define the different types of refractive surgery procedures to determine what will be best for your situation.

Cornea-Based Refractive Surgery Scottsdale

In a cornea-based refractive surgical procedure, a laser is used to remove damaged cornea tissue or what could be diseased with a vision condition. This procedure helps to correct your vision, so you may not need glasses or contacts going forward post-procedure.

The types of cornea-based procedures include Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), and Photoreactive Keratectomy (PRK).

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

Compared to other cornea-based refractive surgery procedures, the SMILE procedure has been known to improve the cornea’s biomechanical stability in order to improve your vision.
SMILE is able to repair vision in mainly nearsighted patients. The procedure can repair up to -10.00 diopters (D) of near-sightedness for whoever receives it.
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Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a type of laser refractive surgery procedure where the excimer laser hits your cornea to improve how lighting comes into your eyes so that it’s improved from your current state of sight. It permanently changes the cornea’s shape by cutting a flap into it to ensure that your vision is improved once the procedure is finished.
LASIK surgery will be the best option for you if you have astigmatism, hyperopia, or myopia.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Much like LASIK surgery, PRK is another form of cornea-based refractive eye surgery. However, the LASIK surgery creates a corneal flap to improve vision, while the PRK procedure does not do this action. The epithelial layer is removed using a laser to correct your vision so that the corneal tissue underneath can become prominent in your eyes.
If you have thinner corneas and do not qualify for the LASIK procedure, you can safely correct your vision with a low-risk PRK procedure.

Lens-Based Refractive Surgery Scottsdale

Lens-based refractive surgery such as Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) corrects vision by improving the lens portion of your eyes.

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

An Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) procedure is much like grabbing a pair of contacts from your local eye doctor. However, these “contact lenses” can stay longer in your eyes so that they do not have to change on a daily basis, much like standard contact lenses.
This procedure is best for near-sighted patients because it is known to improve near-sightedness between -0.5 dioptres (D) to -20.0 dioptres (D).

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

For Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), the lens of your eyes will be improved by having a synthetic one placed over the top of it in its place. A synthetic lens is known to last up to 100 years, which will cover your entire life.

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Do you want to improve your vision without having to wear glasses or contacts anymore? Contact Arora Eye today to get a free consultation.