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Advanced Laser Procedures

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Vision Correction Center continues to invest in the most advanced laser technologies available. Our fellowship-trained surgeons engage in ongoing education and training to stay at the forefront of medical technology and provide our patients with the best vision care available.

Laser Vision Correction

Laser vision correction brought tremendous advancements to refractive eye surgery beginning in the 1990s and has rapidly evolved since then. Before then, this surgery was performed using a blade (microkeratome) to make a cornea flap.

Although LASIK surgery is now the most popular laser correction surgery, a number of different laser procedures can be used to improve vision. All use a laser beam to reshape the surface of the eye (the cornea), but they vary slightly in their execution and the technology used.

Our physicians are skilled at helping patients understand the procedures and their options and determining which procedure is best for each patient. Some preexisting eye conditions can make PRK and other procedures a better option than LASIK surgery for certain patients.

Laser Eye Surgery Options at the Vision Correction Center

  • LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis): The most common type of laser vision correction; uses a laser to reshape the curvature of the cornea
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy): Traditional corrective laser surgery for patients who are not candidates for LASIK
  • Intacs: Corneal implants designed to treat patients with keratoconus, a degenerative condition that changes the shape of the cornea over time, impairing vision
  • LenSx: A bladeless procedure that allows for more precision, individualization and safety during cataract surgery

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

Call 773.296.3937 to schedule a complimentary consultation or request a consultation online.


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