•   Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Laser vision correction - what is worth knowing before the procedure?

Laser vision correction is a chance for people who have a large defect in sight or want to improve their lives by giving up glasses. The treatment is a safe alternative also for contact lenses, which not everyone can use. Please note that glasses are a way to correct defects, while laser vision correction is a way to restore visual acuity.

How does laser vision correction work?

The procedure takes place under local anaesthesia with the use of special eye drops. The nurse prepares the patient for the procedure by disinfecting the eye area and putting on a sterile scarf with an eye opening. The doctor then puts on a metal opening in the eye to prevent blinking. The proper treatment is reduced to the use of laser. Thanks to modern technologies, it is extremely precise, even if we get distracted, the laser will switch off immediately. Therefore, there is no reason to fear that it will be diverted to another location. After the treatment, which lasts only several minutes, the doctor will clean the eyeball with a special preparation.

Who can get a treatment?

One of the limitations in the case of a willingness to undergo surgery is the age of the patient. He must be at least 20 years old. It is a matter of stabilizing the vision defect, which takes place individually. The doctor on the qualification test will conduct an in-depth interview with you, especially about your recent medical history. Contraindications to the operation may arise, such as rapid progress in vision in the last twelve months, inflammatory eye disease, glaucoma, cataract, pacemaker, retinal disorders in the course of diabetes, autoimmune diseases, tendency to scarring, pregnancy and lactation. Laser vision correction includes defects at the level:

-0.75 to -13.00 Dsph for myopia

+0.75 to +13.00 Dsph for farsightedness

up to 6.0 Dcylla for astigmatism

What effects can I count on after laser vision correction?

The aim of the surgery is to permanently correct the vision defect, but if the defect progressed during the procedure, it will probably continue to progress, so it is important that it is already stabilized. In other cases, you will not need to use corrective lenses. The sharpness of vision returns after just a few days, in some cases after a dozen or so. Fluctuations in visual acuity may occur within twelve months after the procedure, but the final effect is permanent. A great advantage of laser vision correction is its high safety, complications occur in less than 1% of patients.

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