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Laser Eye Surgery Specialist

Advanced Eye Center

Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon & Aesthetic Laser Services located in Hialeah, FL

If you experience vision problems, cataracts, glaucoma, or other eye conditions that affect your eyes, you might be a candidate for laser eye surgery at Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida. Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, and his team use the latest advances in laser technology to perfect your vision and reduce the risk of serious eye problems. Book an appointment by phone or request one online today.

Laser Eye Surgery Q & A

What is laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery uses laser technology to correct vision problems and issues with your eye’s structure or function. Dr. Belalcazar uses the latest advances in laser treatment to achieve superior results with minimal to no downtime. He might recommend you undergo:

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) 

PRK is a type of laser eye surgery that reshapes your cornea. It’s useful for treating farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. 


LASIK eye surgery is a common laser refractive surgery that corrects vision problems and reduces the need to wear contact lenses or glasses.

Cataract surgery

During cataract laser surgery, Dr. Belalcazar replaces a clouded lens in your eye with a clear artificial lens to eliminate blurred vision.

Glaucoma surgery

Dr. Belalcazar uses laser eye surgery to drain fluids and reduce pressure in your eye associated with glaucoma. The laser beam can open clogged channels to diminish the risk of complications.

What are signs I might need laser eye surgery?

If you experience the following signs or symptoms, check in with Dr. Belalcazar to find out if you’re a candidate for laser eye surgery:

  • Patchy blind spots
  • Tunnel vision
  • Severe headaches
  • Eye pain
  • Vision impairments
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurry vision
  • Seeing halos
  • Eye redness
  • Cloudy vision
  • Dim vision
  • Problems seeing at night
  • Glare or light sensitivity 
  • Double vision
  • Fading colors

You might also have a frequent need for changes in contact lens or eyeglass prescriptions. Routine visits with Dr. Belalcazar help detect vision changes or eye diseases before they become serious.

He reviews your medical history, discusses your symptoms, and completes vision tests, diagnostic eye tests, and a comprehensive eye exam. 

What should I expect during laser eye surgery?

Before laser eye surgery with Dr. Belalcazar, arrange for someone to drive you home. Don’t wear makeup or eye creams the day of your procedure, and avoid wearing contact lenses a few weeks prior to your scheduled appointment.

Dr. Belalcazar and his team numb your eyes and offer a sedative, so you feel relaxed without any pain. He uses a laser to repair or alter tissues within your eye to correct vision, replace a cloudy lens, or relieve pressure in your eye.

What happens after laser eye surgery?

After laser eye surgery, your vision might be a little blurry at first. Use pain medication or eye drops as directed by Dr. Belalcazar. Wait until he gives you the okay before wearing makeup or participating in strenuous exercise. You should also attend all follow-up appointments.

Don’t live with vision problems or undergo invasive eye procedures when laser eye surgery is simple, fast, and highly effective. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Eye Center, by phone or book online today.