Vision Surgery

Refractive surgery is the term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia) to reduce your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.

Currently, a laser procedure called LASIK (LAY-sik) is the most popular refractive surgery performed in the United States. But there are other types of refractive surgery — including other laser procedures and intraocular lens procedures — that might be an even better choice for you, depending on your needs.

Articles in this section will help you understand the many options in vision correction surgery, including laser procedures, corneal implant surgery and even cataract surgery.

LASIK Eye Surgery
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The LASIK procedure: A brief guide

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LASIK eye surgery cost

lasik complications: starbursts and glare at night

LASIK risks and complications

Other Laser Eye Surgery
Cataract Surgery
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Cataract surgery: Everything you need to know

Cataract surgery, cataract surgery procedure

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Laser cataract surgery

doctor performing laser cataract surgery on patient

Cataract surgery video