Minnesota Astigmatism Surgery

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Types of Astigmatism Surgery and Costs in Minnesota

Astigmatism can appear very early in life due to any number of inner eye issues. In Minnesota, it is typically diagnosed early and most children with astigmatism begin wearing corrective lenses around the age of six, seven or eight -- before they can begin schooling. On the other hand, adults can also develop astigmatism as part of aging. It is one of the most common reasons why individuals from any age group might have to wear corrective lenses, and no less common in Minnesota than anywhere else in the United States. Luckily, the range of possible astigmatism treatments is expanding.

Astigmatism correction in Minnesota generally requires refractive surgery, a special type of laser surgery. Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. In most people, the cornea has a very definitive round shape, much like a basketball or baseball. In a cornea with astigmatism, the shape is closer to that of a football. This difference in shape affects the way the eye focuses on objects around it, leading to the fuzzy vision that characterizes astigmatism. Corrective lenses are developed to compensate for this problem, but do not represent a permanent solution. Over time, eye muscles weaken and the condition grows worse.

There are many types of astigmatism surgery and costs in Minnesota, but most experts recommend that you look for the most advanced laser treatment available. Laser surgical tools are able to modify the curvature of the cornea directly. Although the first corneal surgeries of this kind used common surgical tools, virtually all Minnesota refractive surgery treatments of today are bladeless, using excimer lasers only. These ultraviolet lasers are especially designed to deal with complex procedures on an extremely small scale. Aside from surgical lasers, many excimer lasers are used in the development of tiny electronic parts -- such as microprocessors.

Astigmatism surgery using a laser generally runs to about $2,000 per eye in Minnesota. Other procedures are extremely uncommon in the state, so you should consider this figure an average. Your costs may vary if your doctor discovers that you do not need surgery in both eyes. Minnesota laser surgery patients generally report a waiting period of six to eight weeks before their quality of vision completely returns. A successful vision surgery will result in total elimination of the astigmatism. In cases where the astigmatism cannot be completely modified, the patient will be able to move to less powerful corrective lens prescriptions than they had previously.

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Minnesota Eye Institute
3401 South Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308
Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Crosby Eye Clinic
332 E. Central Entrance
Duluth, MN 55811
The LASIK Vision Institute
3250 W. 66th Street
Edina, MN 55435
TLC Laser Eye Center
3601 West 76th Street, Suite 150
Edina, MN 55435
Weis Eye Center
4815 W. Arrowhead Rd., Suite 120
Hermantown, MN 55811
John L. Bonner Eye Clinic
3605 Mayfair Avenue, Suite 2150
Hibbing, MN 55746
Northwest Eye Clinic
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phillips Eye Institute
2215 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Minneapolis Medical Eye Clinic
710 E 24th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A.
710 East 24th Street Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55404
West Metro Ophthalmology
504 Pine Street (Hwy 25)
Monticello, MN 55362
St. Cloud Eye Clinic
2055 15th St North, Suite D
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Centrasota Eye Care
3950 8th St. N
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Whiting Clinic
7415 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Progressive Eye Care
1690 University Ave, Suite 140
St. Paul, MN 55104
Mankato Clinic
1901 N. Old Minnesota Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082
Northern Eye Center
200 1st Street NE
Staples, MN 56479
Acclaro Eye Surgery
200 Village Center Drive
Twin Cities, MN 55127
St. Paul Eye Clinic
200 Thompson Avenue East
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Ophthalmology LTD
Hwys 60 & 71 N.
Windom, MN 56101
Associated Eye Care
1625 Radio Drive, Suite 310
Woodbury, MN 55125

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