Surgical correction of hyperopia

Surv Ophthalmol. 2006 Jul-Aug;51(4):381-418. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2006.04.009.


Surgical attempts to correct hyperopia have yielded varying results over the last 130 years. These techniques include the reshaping of the cornea through incisions, burns, or lamellar cuts with removal of peripheral tissue; the addition of central inlays; laser ablations; and the replacement of the crystalline lens. By examining the success of each surgical technique, the refractive surgeon may be able to make an informed decision on its indications and limitations, based on the specific patient's characteristics. Reporting the outcomes and complications of hyperopic surgery will help refine our approach to the management of an increasingly hyperopic and presbyopic population.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Corneal Surgery, Laser / methods*
  • Humans
  • Hyperopia / surgery*
  • Keratoplasty, Penetrating / methods*
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome