Refractive Surgery at UPMC

UPMC performs refractive surgery, an increasingly common surgical procedure to correct vision defects and pathological eye conditions such as myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia, and presbyopia. Thanks to the use of innovative techniques and latest generation lasers, this intervention allows a partial or complete correction without the use of glasses or contact lenses.

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At UPMC, we offer refractive surgery procedures at the following facilities:

Refractive Surgery: How it Takes Place

This surgery requires a complete and accurate pre-operative evaluation to define a clear and understandable goal for the patient. The high quality of the instruments used for surgical procedures, compliance with sterility standards, and the incomparable experience of the surgeons responsible allow us to carry out countless interventions in absolute safety.

Laser Surgery Treatments

  • Cataracts with Femtolaser.
  • Cross-Linking.
  • i-Lasik standard customization.
  • Tunnel per ICR.
  • Arched engravings with Femtolaser.
  • PRK standard customization.

Cataract Treatments

  • Anterior capsulotomy with variable diameter and safety distance from the variable iris.
  • Fragmentation of the crystalline lens with geometry, variable pattern size depending on the cataract.
  • Primary and secondary corneal incisions of variable size, location and geometry.
  • Arched corneal incisions, each of size, depth, geometry, variable position.
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Insurance and Conventions

We offer medical services and services on a private basis or in agreement with the main insurance companies. Some of our services are also affiliated with the National Health System.

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