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Ophthalmology

Lasik

During the procedure a cutting laser technique is used to change the shape of your cornea to improve vision.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You are at least 18 years of age
    • You’ve had stable eyeglass and contact lens prescription for at least 2 to 3 years
    • You don’t have history or findings of active corneal disease
    • You don’t have significant medical or eye problems
    • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Risks:
    • Infection 
    • Dry eyes 
    • Glare, halos and double vision 
    • Under corrections (removes too little tissue from your eye) 
    • Overcorrections (removes too much tissue from your eye)
  • Benefits:
    • It corrects vision
    • Dramatic reduction in eyeglass or contact lens dependence 

Specialists performing the procedure

Clínica Oftalmológica del Caribe
CLOFAN

Cataract Surgery

The goal of the procedure is to remove the eye lens and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens.
  • Eligibility:
    You may be a candidate if…
    • You have a cataract and resultant blurred vision that affects your day-to-day life
  • Benefits:  
    • Vision is greatly enhanced 
    • Increased quality of life 

Specialists performing the procedure

Clínica Oftalmológica del Caribe
CLOFAN

Cornea Surgery: Corneal Ring Implantation

Surgical procedure to place a small ring of plastic into the middle layer of your cornea. This can correct certain problems with your cornea and help you see clearly.
  • Eligibility:
    • Might be recommended to treat poor vision due to keratoconus or myopia
  • Risks:
    • Infection 
    • Swelling
  • Benefits:
    • Correct myopia or nearsightedness

Specialists performing the procedure

Clínica Oftalmológica del Caribe
CLOFAN

Cornea Surgery: Corneal Cross-Linking

Surgical procedure to place a small ring of plastic into the middle layer of your cornea. This can correct certain problems with your cornea and help you see clearly.
  • Eligibility:
    • Might be recommended to treat poor vision due to keratoconus or myopia
  • RIsks:
    • Infection
    • Swelling
  • Benefits:  
    • Halt or slow the progression of keratoconus

Specialists performing the procedure

Clínica Oftalmológica del Caribe
CLOFAN

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