Laser Eye Surgery

Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology located in Beverly Hills, CA & Torrance, CA

In laser eye surgery, a medical doctor who specializes in eye surgery, an ophthalmologist, uses a high-tech laser to carefully shape your cornea. Laser eye surgery is often an excellent solution for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. After 30 years of delivering the best in concierge eye care to Beverly Hills and Torrance, California, patients, the Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology team knows exactly how to deliver the best laser eye surgery results. Use the online scheduler or call the office to book your appointment today.

Laser Eye Surgery Q & A

How is laser eye surgery different than standard eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery replaces traditional surgical tools like scalpels with a state-of-the-art laser. Some types of laser surgery still use a scalpel to create an incision, but the surgeon does all corneal reshaping with the laser. Laser surgery is more precise, less invasive, and has a shorter recovery period than traditional surgery done entirely with a scalpel.

What kind of eye problems can laser surgery treat?

Your Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology ophthalmologist can treat a number of eye conditions and problems with laser eye surgery, including:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism

Your surgeon may also use state-of-the-art lasers for both cataract and glaucoma surgery. The exact method of laser eye surgery depends on your condition and your needs. Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology offers a range of lasers and laser eye surgery techniques to help with your eye condition.

What are the different laser eye surgery methods?

The main kinds of laser eye surgery are:

LASIK

In LASIK surgery, your surgeon makes a small incision — the flap — in the outermost layer of your cornea using either a scalpel-equipped laser or a specialized laser. Then, your surgeon reshapes your cornea to correct the irregularities causing nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.  

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

In PRK surgery, there’s no incision in the cornea. Instead, your surgeon removes the uppermost corneal layer aside to shape the cornea below it. PRK might be a good option if your cornea is too thin for LASIK, or if your surgeon feels that a flap surgery isn’t right for you. PRK corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

LASEK

LASEK surgery is a LASIK alternative in which your surgeon makes a flap, but it’s thinner than the one made with LASIK. Your surgeon moves the flap to the side, completes any necessary corrections using the laser, and then repositions the cornea. LASEK corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Radial keratotomy (RK)

In RK surgery, your surgeon creates tiny cuts in your cornea to flatten it out. This corrects nearsightedness. RK can also correct some level of astigmatism.  

If you need laser vision correction, Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology is here to help. Use the online scheduler or call the office nearest you for the best concierge ophthalmology service.