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The Laser Refractive Center provides patients with standard refractive procedures for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism and offers emerging therapies as they become available to patients. At the forefront of new discoveries, the Center was one of the a few programs in the United States to pioneer investigations into the new excimer laser and was among the first to report using Intacs for specialized vision correction.

Types of Refractive Surgery Offered
Center physicians have access to the latest laser technology and are versed in current refractive techniques. This enables them to treat a broad range of conditions and to customize treatment for a patient's individual needs.
Custom Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
Custom Laser Sub-Epithelial Keratomileusis (No-Cut LASEK)

Custom Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Natural Lens Replacement
Monovision for Presbyopia


Phakic Intraocular Lens


Specialized Services
Patients referred to the Center undergo a complete ocular examination and testing to analyze corneal shape and identify conditions that may interfere with surgical correction. Candidates for laser surgery receive intensive education so that they understand the benefits, risks and alternatives to surgery.

Additional Benefits
Clinical trials for new refractive devices and techniques are open to patients on an ongoing basis. These include studies for the treatment of myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and keratoconus that are not readily available in community-based laser refractive centers. The Center also offers a repair clinic for patients suffering from complications or side effects after a vision correction procedure.

Refractive Surgery Information
(310) 825-2737
UCLA Refractive Center website

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