Dr. Kashif Baig

Cornea - Anterior Segment Surgery - Refractive Surgery - Cataract Surgery

Refractive Surgery

Refractive Surgery

 

Dr. Baig performs refractive surgery at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute.  Here is a video overview of refractive surgery as well as some general background information on the cornea-based (LASIK, PRK, corneal relaxing incisions) and lens-based (phakic IOL, refractive lens exchange) options offered at the Eye Institute to improve vision:

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Cornea-Based Refractive Surgery

 

A) LASIK

Introduction
Who is a good candidate
Informed consent
Step-by-step
Creating the flap
Folding the flap back
Applying the laser
Laying the flap down
Post-op healing
Complications
Monovision

B) PRK

Introduction
Overview
Step-by-step
Post-op healing

C) CORNEAL RELAXING INCISIONS

- Overview

 

Lens-Based Refractive Surgery

 

A) Phakic Intraocular Lens

In patients without cataract, a phakic intraocular lens can be placed in front of the natural crystalline lens to address myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
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B) Refractive Lens Exchange

In patients without cataract, a refractive lens exchange can be performed where the natural crystalline lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens that can address myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and/or presbyopia.  Please click here for an overview of refractive lens exchange.