Laser operations




Astigmatism is a visual defect caused by a deformation of the cornea that makes vision blurred in one axis and sharp in the other. The image of an object is therefore formed on two different planes.


Astigmatism may or may not be associated with other visual defects such as myopia or hyperopia.



  • Symptoms: blurred or distorted vision, visual fatigue
    and/or headaches
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Opération de l'astigmatisme

Correction of astigmatism


The laser


Laser correction of astigmatism involves reshaping the cornea to make it perfectly homogeneous, so that the image can be re-formed on the retina (point of sharpness). Myopia and hyperopia can be corrected at the same time.


All laser operations take place at the Azur Vision Ophthalmological Center.



  • Quick, painless operation
  • Very rapid visual recovery (a few hours)
Opération de l'astigmatisme

Operation sequence


Laser surgery for astigmatism

Preoperative examination :

The ophthalmologist will determine your eligibility for the operation by performing a few additional tests, and will answer any questions you may have.

Day of operation

Astigmatism surgery involves reshaping the cornea to make it perfectly homogeneous. It is performed under local anaesthetic and lasts just a few minutes.

Post-operative follow-up :

You'll be back home within a few hours of the operation. You will need to rest and follow the instructions provided by the medical team.

Visual recovery :

Visual recovery generally takes 24 to 48 hours.

The team


Our team of
Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery


An experienced ophthalmic surgeon and a multidisciplinary medical team


Jesus Ocaña González

Specialist in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery


Eye diseases

  • Treatment of visual disorders in children and adults

Anterior segment surgery

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery

Aesthetic eye surgery

  • Eyebrow surgery
  • Eyelid surgery & blepharoplasty

Our prices


The rates shown apply only to the Azur Vision Ophthalmological Center and are given as an indication only. They may vary according to the technique used, the visual defect treated, the surgeon’s fees, etc.


Price per eye

1 275

Included in our rates:


  • Your care at the center
  • Preparation and surgery
  • Post-operative follow-up

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Azur Vision


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What is the main cause of astigmatism?

The main cause is corneal deformation. In fact, its curvature is irregular: oval instead of rounded. The image of objects does not form exactly on the retina, and the shape of the cornea disturbs focusing.

Is laser surgery for astigmatism painful?

The procedure itself is completely painless, as it is performed under local anaesthetic with a few drops of eye drops. However, a gritty sensation may be felt for a few hours shortly after the procedure.

What are the symptoms of astigmatism?

In most cases, vision is blurred in one axis and sharp in the other. The patient may have a tendency to confuse certain letters that look alike, such as the P and the F, or the H and the M. Visual fatigue and headaches may also occur.