18.11.2014

Laser eye surgery improves surfer"s eyesight "in one day"

Laser eye surgery improves surfer"s eyesight "in one day"

A surfer has revealed that his vision was improved in just one day after undergoing refractive surgery on his eyes.

Danny Bender told the Daily Bruin that he experienced problems while surfing and was often prevented from seeing clearly –something he managed to solve through laser in-situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK eye surgery.

"Before, when I was surfing, I couldn"t really see the sets. I couldn"t really judge the waves, and it"s hard especially for people in water sports who need to see things and what"s going on around them," he said.

The IntraLase method replaces the manual blade with a laser light to allow the surgeon to create the corneal flap with more precise and predictable cuts, and Mr Bender described the improvement in his vision as "life-changing"

Meanwhile, specialists at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London claimed that the insertion of phakic intraocular lenses may be better than excimer laser refractive surgery as the preferred corrective procedure for people wanting to avoid wearing glasses.

by Alexa Kaczka


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