The transparent sections of the eye, the cornea and lens, act as converging lenses. They are like the optics of a camera which focus images on the retina.
When the eye is hyperopic, images focus behind the retina and so appear blurry. This is because the hyperopic eye has an insufficient convergence power in the cornea and/or lens.
Hyperopia surgery will solve the problem, increasing the converging power of the cornea or lens to see well without glasses or contact lenses. Hyperopia laser surgery acts on the cornea and hyperopia surgery with an intraocular lens acts on the lens.
Laser technology is most often used in surgery for hyperopia: it is a completely safe and efficient operation for up to 6 dioptres. The excimer laser increases the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea, acting like a sculptor’s chisel, reducing the thickness of the peripheral portion so that the central portion is more rounded (i.e. with a lesser curvature radius). When the cornea has a normal thickness, we will carry out the hyperopia surgery with Lasik which is completely painless and has an immediate visual recovery; the next day, you will already be back to normal. In the case of a thin cornea, we apply the Epilasek technique which ensures perfect vision with slight discomfort in the first days and a slower and more gradual recovery.
Hyperopia surgery using a laser also simultaneously corrects refractive errors such as astigmatism and presbyopia (or eye strain). The Excimer Laser creates a multifocal cornea so that you can see both far and near distances. Reading glasses are only necessary when there is little light, the writing is too small or you stare at something for too long.
Hyperopia surgery using an intraocular lens is the best solution for hyperopia with more than 6 dioptres. It is a very safe technique that provides excellent results, even better than with glasses or contact lenses. If you also suffer from presbyopia, we use a multifocal intraocular lens to correct far and near vision problems to see well without glasses. Our professionals study your particular case, analysing the thickness of the cornea, the number of dioptres necessary, the degree of presbyopia and other anatomical parameters, to choose the most convenient type of surgery.