The Excimer Laser technique uses a special luminous radiation, controlled by a computer that is directed at the cornea surface. The consequent molding eliminates refraction defects, as Myopia, Hypermetropia and Astigmatism.
Pre Surgery Tests Include:
The pre surgery examination is made by a highly qualified technical and professional staff and it includes:
slit lamp tests
exam of interior surface of the eye (eye fundus)
This Procedure is Suitable for Patients:
who are older than 18 years old
have no ocular diseases (glaucoma, corneal diseases, high dry eye, retinal detachment or ocular inflammation)
have no general diseases like collagen diseases, uncompensated diabetes mellitus
have myopia from -1.00 to -10.00 diopters
have hypermetropia up to +6.00 diopters
have astigmatism up to -5.00 diopters
The procedure is performed with local anesthetic, using drops. The surgery is painless.
LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis)
This procedure consists of making a thin lamella of the cornea, followed by a photoablation with the laser excimer and after that it is replaced in its original position.
LASEK (Laser Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy)
This procedure consists on making photoablation directly in the corneal surface, first removing the epithelium, which is replaced after the application of the laser, and then a therapeutic contact lens is placed on the eye.
PTK (Phototherapeutic Keratectomy)
This is used to remove superficial scars in the cornea.
Post Surgery Care:
Don't touch eyes in the first 15 days
Don't expose to dust, smoke, or high sunlight in the first 15 days
Don't use make-up in your eyes during the first 15 days
Don't go swimming in the first 21 days
Use medicaments indicated by your doctor correctly
In case of LASEK take-off contact lens when doctor says
In case of losing of contact lens, don't replace it, go to your ophthalmologist
The Best Vision is Possible
Remember that the main objective of this surgery is to eliminate the dependence of corrective lenses, and if you are more than 40 years old, you should still use glasses for close up vision such as reading.
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