Refractive Surgery

Dr. Appiotti’s experience is backed up by the number of laser procedures he has performed: over 40,000 eyes treated; in other words, tens of thousands of patients who regained their vision and a better life. This is the reason why Dr. Appiotti can guarantee safe and trustworthy solutions to vision correction with tailor-made laser procedures he performs in state-of-the-art eye clinics, such as Vista Vision in Milan or Verona.

A Reliable Solution to your Vision Problems

If glasses and contact lenses affect your quality of life or you do not tolerate them, refractive surgery is a reliable and effective answer to your need or wish to correct your vision problems.

Relying on experts and innovative, state-of-the-art eye laser technologies is a crucial requirement to achieve perfect vision, thus eliminating your dependency on glasses and contact lenses.

Refractive Surgery Procedures


The revolutionary 3rd generation of laser vision correction. Best suited to treat myopia and myopic astigmatism. 28 seconds per eye and only two drops of local anesthetic.


The 2nd generation of laser vision correction. Best suited to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Tailor-made. Rapid postoperative recovery. Visual recovery in 12 to 24 hours.


The 1st generation of laser vision correction. Best suited to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Safe and reliable. Ideal for patients with mild vision problems.

Refractive Lens Exchange

Surgical technique for the treatment of high myopia and hyperopia. The eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

History and Evolution of Laser

The 3rd-Generation of Laser Vision and the Advent of Zeiss VisuMax®

Let’s start from the end! Zeiss VisuMax® is a true revolution in laser eye surgery and a new beginning for many people with vision problems. This state-of-the-art procedure uses a high-performing femtosecond laser that features extraordinary incision precision, unprecedented rapid procedure time and minimum invasiveness. The VisuMax® laser is the ideal platform for the refractive and therapeutic applications of corneal surgery, such as ReLEx SMILE, the state-of-the-art vision correction procedure for myopia and myopic astigmatism.

First-Second-Generation Excimer Lasers

Refractive surgery was first performed approximately 50 years ago, but it is only over the past 30 years that procedures featuring first- and second-generation excimer lasers have become the norm. Excimer lasers are extremely sophisticated tools. The beam of ultraviolet light they emit vaporizes the very thin layer of the cornea, with no damage to the tissue underneath, and safely reshapes the corneal curvature with the utmost precision thus eliminating the vision problem.

The transition from the first to the second generation of excimer lasers has led to further changes, such as:

  • More precise laser beams
  • Gentler beams on the corneal surface, which is kept perfectly homogeneous thanks to the PTK smoothing technique.
  • Removal of pre-existing corneal scars
  • A new eye tracking safety system that can detect even subtle eye movements, within 3 mm (0.12″) during surgery and eliminate the risk of decentration.

Athletes Who Underwent Treatment

Countless renowned Italian and international athletes have relied on Dr. Appiotti’s professionalism and 30 years’ experience in laser surgery for the correction of their vision problem.

Make an appointment now

Dr. Appiotti performs laser eye surgery in state-of-the-art eye clinics such as Vista Vision in Milan or Verona. To make an appointment and determine whether you are a good candidate for the laser treatment available for your vision problem, please contact our number

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