Baltimore LASIK Surgeon on Vision Quality: LASIK vs. Ortho-K

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Baltimore LASIK Surgeon on Vision Quality: LASIK vs. Ortho-K


Baltimore LASIKSurgeon Brad Spagnolo, M.D. reviewed research on the vision quality of LASIK vs. Ortho-K. LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery that provides a method of vision correction to help people with common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism see clearly at distance without being dependent on glasses or contact lenses. Ortho-K or Orthokeratology is a method of contact lens fitting used to temporarily reshape the cornea to allow people to see at distance and be independent of eyeglasses and contacts for periods of time throughout the day. “Recently researchers reporting in the journal Cornea compared the differences in visual performance between Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for the treatment of low-to-moderate myopia. The results in this study suggest that LASIK provides significantly better   visual quality outcomes than Ortho-K for the treatment of low-to-moderate myopia and that for best vision LASIK laser eye surgery is the preferred method of vision correction,” said Dr. Spagnolo.

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