What is laser eye surgery?
Can I undergo laser eye surgery?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of laser eye surgery?
Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses?
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Laser surgery has made it possible for many people to achieve clear, natural vision without the use of, or with less dependence on glasses or contact lens. The first laser procedure performed in Berlin, Germany in 1987. Since then, the procedure is performed for millions of people around the world and has developed methods.
Laser eye surgery effective in correcting nearsightedness and astigmatism. After extensive analysis of your eye, your ophthalmologist program excimer laser to vaporize a microscopic layer of cornea tissue at a time. That has changed the curvature of the cornea, reduced or eliminated focus issue. Eyes are usually recover impressively well, and the results are good, most people achieve normal vision and normal or near-natural. You do not have to stay in hospital overnight, the entire procedure will not take long and painful. Can you stay awake during the procedure and you will not receive injections of eye drops are only used for anesthesia.
Two of the most common methods of laser PRK and LASIK. When performing LASIK, ophthalmologist uses a special oscillating blade to create a thin flap of corneal tissue. After lasered cornea, and the flap is replaced. Corneal tissue has good quality natural bond that enables effective healing without the use of sutures. When performing PRK, superficial layer before laser eye on children. This layer then grows again. Your eye doctor will discuss the best type of laser eye procedures you.
One particular result is debatable, although this can closely predicted based on data from thousands of previous cases. As with any surgical procedure, sometimes associated with laser surgery risks that you should consider when deciding whether to undergo surgery. Serious complications are very rare. Most complications were more satisfied with medication or surgery. May have functional vision to resume normal activities and work within one to four days.
Are you a candidate for surgery?
over 20 years
Do not get pregnant
the corrected eye range
have a stable refraction (glasses or contact lenses strength) over the last year
is a complex eye without injury or pain (it is assessed)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you guarantee me a vision of 20/20, and you can guarantee that I will be free from glasses or contact lenses forever?
The result is a beautiful and usually the next day you will see a huge increase in natural vision (or corrected). Please ask your eye doctor to show the vision of the eye chart of what you can expect to see after eye is healed. For some people who improved the quality of vision is not enough, an increase in operating or thin glasses for certain activities such as driving at night may be required. Most people do not need or want more surgery, but the higher the initial amount of correction required, the greater the likelihood of needing further surgery for full correction. Sunglasses are recommended for bright sunlight, and when you are about 45 you will need reading glasses.
Is surgery painful?
The procedure itself is painless laser. For approximately one to three days after the procedure, you will feel light to moderate anxiety depending on whether you have PRK or LASIK.
What are the long term effects?
Data from 1987 revealed that the eye heals properly, and there is no indication that you need to worry about the long-term effects. However, the long-term effects are not known.
Is it possible to have surgery on both eyes on the same day?
Most people choose to surgery on both eyes on the same day of surgery is very safe. Also anxiety following surgery and recovery only happens once. However, it is also acceptable to each eye operated on different days.
I have more than 50 years, underwent surgery still work for me?
Yes, however, you will need reading glasses to see clearly up close. You will also be carefully evaluated for cataracts in both eyes due to cataract surgery can also nearsightedness or farsightedness corrected.
If I had to drive and return to work after surgery?
Your vision is usually enough to drive within one to three days after the procedure. However, you should not drive until you are comfortable with your vision. Most people can return to work within two to four days.
If I need to, I can wear contact lenses after laser surgery?
Most patients do not require contact lens then. In general if you are comfortable to wear contact lenses before surgery, you can wear it again after the surgery. You can take some time to build up to the same number of hours you wear contact lenses before surgery (like starting all contact lenses).
Does anyone ever changing vision worse after laser surgery?
In extremely rare cases, yes. Order for the vision to be worse than before the surgery, significant complications are needed to produce, rare. Your eye doctor will discuss the risks with you during the consultation.
Your initial consultation is very expensive and not covered by most medical aid. If you are on medical assistance, after consultation, letter or fax is sent to the medical assistance you ask them how much they pay for the cost of the procedure. You can also request a detailed list of the costs of staff Eye Centre Cape. This fee includes all follow-up appointments for four months and in the unlikely event that you need additional procedures are no extra fees for one year.
What should I do now?
Excimer laser surgery has created a breakthrough in visual freedom. Millions of people in many countries around the world enjoy the benefits of natural vision. If you are interested to know more about the surgery, please make an appointment with your eye doctor to have a comprehensive assessment of your eyes.