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The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. Refractive errors occur when the curve of the cornea is irregularly shaped (too steep or too flat) for a given eye. When the curve of the cornea is abnormally shaped, the cornea bends light imperfectly on the retina, affecting good vision. In this situation, the images that enter the eye are bent imperfectly and do not produce a clear image on the retina. About 120 million people in the United States wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These refractive abnormalities constitute the most common vision problems in the country.

One of the technologies developed to treat refractive disorders is the excimer laser. The excimer laser uses a beam of ultraviolet light to minimize surface abnormalities and reduce or eliminate refractive disorders. Common refractive surgery procedures performed using an excimer laser include LASIK and PRK. The doctors and staff at Eye Care Specialists are experienced in these techniques and in treating the conditions listed below.

Corneal Abrasions
The Importance of Good Eyelid Hygiene
Conjunctivitis
Blepharitis
Corneal Refractive Therapy
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