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Refractive surgery at Caen Normandy University Hospital
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Refractive surgery at Caen Normandy University Hospital

The ophthalmology department of Caen Normandy University Hospital offers to correct vision problems using refractive surgery. Patients with myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia can benefit from this cutting-edge technology.

Cutting-edge technique and a dedicated course

Refractive surgery is an innovative technique that corrects vision defects such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia. Using a high-precision laser, the surgeon modifies the shape of the cornea, the transparent part of the eye, to restore the focus of light rays on the retina. Thus, after the procedure, the patient can see clearly from a distance as well as up close, without the need for glasses or lenses.

Refractive surgery is a quick, painless and safe procedure that offers long-lasting and satisfactory results. It is performed on an outpatient basis and under local anesthesia. Most often, both eyes are operated on at the same time. It is suitable for most patients, provided that their refraction is stable and that they do not have ocular or general pathology contraindicating the operation. A complete preoperative assessment is carried out by the surgeon to determine the most appropriate technique and inform of the potential benefits and risks of surgery.

Refractive surgery sessions take place every 3 months at Caen Normandy University Hospital. The service's teams support patients throughout their journey, from the pre-consultation to the post-operative visit, including the procedure itself, which takes place on an outpatient basis.

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