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Services and Most Common Procedures

What is laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery is an outpatient procedure that is intended to reduce the person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses. The actual procedure takes only a few minutes, is painless, and allows the patient to get back to their everyday routine, such as working and driving, usually by the next day. Using a laser, such vision problems as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism can be successfully corrected. During the surgery the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, is permanently changed using an excimer laser. The cornea works in the same way as the lens of a camera that focuses light to create an image on film. Imperfections in the focusing power of the eye, that are concentrated mainly in cornea, are called refractive errors. In this case, the image on the retina is out of focus, and the aim of the procedure is to return the image to normality upon the retina by correcting the imperfections of the cornea surface. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser modify corneal tissue creating a new refractive surface that is programmed individually for the patient. No sutures are needed, there is no blood and no pain during the operation. Almost immediately after the operation the patient can find his vision significantly improved (although it may take several hours), achieving maximum stable results after 3 months. During the rehabilitation period there are almost no limitations for living an active lifestyle.

If the patient for some reason IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE for a laser eye surgery, IT DOES NOT MEAN that there is no way to reduce or eliminate the use of eyeglass dependence. Our clinic provides surgical alternatives of acquiring a clear vision – the implantation of phacic lenses (ICL or Implantable Contact Lenses). ICL’s are, in fact, a great opportunity for those who are not ideal candidates for Laser Eye Surgery.

We offer all available methods of laser eye surgery:

There are no two identical persons in the world. Similary, every person has individual eye anatomy. That is why it is so important to select the most effective laser eye surgery method in each case individually. The destinguishible quality of our clinic is that we provide ALL laser surgery options available for today (there are more then 10). After a diligent examination, taking in concideration individual eye anatomy and patient’s wishes, a doctor together with a patient together select the laser eye surgery method, from world most popular LASIK,(a single laser is used during procedure), to top-class FEMTO-LASIK,(two lasers work simultaneously during the surgery). That is the way how we manage to succeed the best possible result in every case.

LASIK: 1 laser is used during the surgery

During the procedure, a special instrument, called a microkeratome, is used to cut a 50 mikrons thin flap in the cornea. The flap is followed back revealing the mid-section of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser create a new refractive surface that is programmed individually for the patient. Then the flap is replaced. There is no sutures needed, there is no blood and no pain during the operation. Almost immediately after the operation the patient can find his vision significantly improved (although it may take several hours), achieving maximal stable results after 3 months. During the rehabilitation period there are almost no limitations for living an active lifestyle.

FemtoLASIK: 2 lasers used at the same time.

Using this technique, instead of making an incision with a microkeratome, another laser is used, called femtosecond laser. It is more precise, safe, and provides maximum comfort for the patient.

The femtosecond laser is also used for corneal transplantations, keratoconus treatment and other purposes.

Advantages that patient receives from the new technology:

  • Minimal risk of complications
  • High precision of laser treatment
  • Maximum patient satisfaction with results
  • Methods can be applied on thin corneas and higher diopter

Laser eye surgery – FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Who should not use laser eye surgery?
If you have required a change in your contact lens or glass prescription in the past year (have refractive instability), if you have a disease or are on medications that may affect wound healing, if you actively participate in contact sports in which blows to the face and eyes are a normal occurrence, or if you are not an adult (under the age of 18).

Why do contact lenses need to be left out before the surgery?
Contact lenses may alter the natural curvature of the cornea. To have accurate results your doctor will need to know what the natural curvature of the cornea is, thus it is essential that lenses are left out prior to consultation and surgery.

How long does the surgery take?
The surgery itself takes around 15 minutes (10-13 minutes positioning and preparations for the procedure, and 2 minutes laser itself) although but you will be at the Centre for about 90 minutes.

Is the laser surgery permanent?
Yes, the surgery permanently alters the shape and focus of your cornea.

Which laser is the best to treat my eye problem?

Femtosecond laser VisuMax FDA-approved femtosecond lasers

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