Laser vision correction is a high-tech, effective and comfortable way to restore visual functions in case of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, which has been successfully used by ophthalmologists all over the world for decades. This operation is affordable, very popular and incredibly popular. Can help you regain excellent vision, get rid of glasses and lenses.
However, despite the fact that the laser vision correction technology has been around for more than 30 years, people still treat it with suspicion. Concerns about safety and effectiveness are usually associated with the fact that patients are not familiar with the technique and often confuse it with traditional surgery.
We believe that before deciding on such a step, each patient needs to weigh the pros and cons, get acquainted with the possible risks and be sure to consult with a specialist.
Benefits of laser vision correction
Why do so many people still prefer laser correction to glasses and lenses? Patients who have undergone surgery give many arguments in favor of the procedure. Let’s take them all in order .
Any laser vision correction procedure lasts less than 10 minutes for both eyes. Direct the work of the new laser TENEO 317 – only 2 seconds to 1 diopter! That is, in 20 seconds you can remove myopia -10!
All manipulations, including preparation, the operation itself and postoperative rest, take no more than one and a half hours. Normal vision returns immediately after surgery. After that, the patient goes home on his own. In fairness, it should be noted that in the first hours, discomfort in the eyes and discomfort, lacrimation and slight fogging are possible, but all this usually goes away after 3-4 hours, vision becomes clear.
Thanks to anesthetic drops, the patient does not experience pain or discomfort during laser correction. However, it is important to remember that any operation is stressful, so uncomfortable feelings can arise unconsciously on an emotional level.
The operation allows you to completely restore vision or significantly improve its acuity. We have thousands of successful surgeries and we can say that in most cases the laser completely corrects refractive errors caused by astigmatism, myopia and farsightedness.
Statistically, the risk of eye infection when wearing contact lenses is much higher than when performing laser correction. In addition, in our clinic we use modern consumables that guarantee sterility and sanitary and epidemiological safety. The multiple surface disinfection carried out during the day.
On today laser vision correction is a very affordable and popular operation. Of course, the cost of it can not be compared with a trip to the supermarket, but the new iPhone is definitely more expensive than surgery for both eyes. In addition, regularly ordering contact lenses over several years or buying glasses with expensive frames will almost certainly not cost less.
Minimum restrictions after the procedure
The busiest patients choose LASIK HD, because this operation is almost knocks them out of the usual schedule. Vision recovers quickly (for comparison: recovery from PRK lasts longer – up to 7 days), so there is no need to take a vacation or a few days off at work. Usually, doctors recommend limiting visual activity for 1-3 days and physical activity for 10-14 days. After the operation, a certificate of incapacity for work is issued for 2-3 days.
Contraindications and restrictions
There are a number of contraindications that exclude the possibility of such an operation: various eye diseases, as well as general systemic diseases, for example, oncological diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, etc. Laser vision correction is not performed for lactating and pregnant women.
In addition, it is undesirable to do laser correction for children under the age of 18, adults over 45 (but in some cases, according to indications, the operation is performed even up to 65). In all cases, the decision to carry out the operation is made by the ophthalmologist individually.
Discomfort after surgery
After the procedure, some patients complain of halo effect, double vision, poor night vision, dry eye syndrome. Such unpleasant sensations appear extremely rarely and, as a rule, disappear in the first few days after the operation. The doctor warns about this in advance at the appointment before the operation.
In other cases, these sensations are not associated with laser exposure, but with relative contraindications that the patient has. In such a situation, the doctor warns the patient in advance about the possible risks.
Immediately after vision correction, patients sometimes feel a little discomfort: burning, itching, lacrimation and dryness. These sensations disappear within a few hours after LASIK, but after PRK they persist for several days. Do not be afraid of this – the ophthalmologist will prescribe drops that compensate for the lack of tears and relieve unpleasant symptoms.
No guarantee for duration
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It is impossible to say with absolute certainty that the effect of the operation will last for a lifetime. In the vast majority of patients, vision is fully restored for decades, but in rare cases, deterioration may be noted again after several years.
For the sake of fairness, we note that statistically, in 98% of cases, laser vision correction is still the most effective way to restore vision.
Is it always possible to restore vision completely?
It is not always possible to achieve 100% vision, for example, with high degrees of refractive error. In this regard, some patients will still need to wear glasses or lenses with lower diopters. The best results are with myopia: in most cases, the laser completely restores vision. With farsightedness, near vision acuity continues to deteriorate with age, therefore, over the years, such patients will need near glasses even after laser correction .
All forecasts regarding the results of laser vision correction of a particular patient can be determined only by a doctor after a complete diagnostic examination.
Answers to frequently asked questions
I decided to do laser vision correction. Which technique should you choose?
We work with several effective laser vision correction techniques. The most popular today is LASIK HD, but do not forget that the selection of the optimal technique is an individual matter. Our specialist will help you choose the best option that suits you. Much depends on the characteristics of your vision, the presence of pathologies and the degree of their development. For patients with a thin cornea, one correction option is offered, for people with presbyopia , another. Get diagnosed in our clinic, and the doctor will tell you which option is right for you.
For a long time I ‘ll recover after the surgery?
Your normal vision will return to you immediately after the surgery. After a few hours, the unpleasant sensations will disappear, if they arise at all. After 2-3 days, you will be able to return to your work. However, it is not recommended to go in for sports and hard physical labor for 10 days , it is also undesirable to subject the body to heavy loads at this time.
What is the likelihood of complications?
Our doctors try to take for the operation only those candidates who are definitely suitable for laser correction, without causing unpleasant side effects. If a person has diseases that can affect the result and provoke complications, the ophthalmologist always warns about this. We want patients to be aware of the possible consequences and make a decision only after weighing all the risks.
I am not an ideal candidate, but I want to do laser correction. What should you do in such a situation?
It is important to choose a reliable and well-equipped clinic, as well as a doctor who has many successful operations behind him. In our clinic, laser correction is carried out some of the best doctors not only in town, but and in the whole Krasnoyarsk Territory, and excimer laser makes it possible to take into account all the parameters of the eye. Therefore, we handle even complex cases, warning in advance about possible risks, if any.
Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist
Qualified doctors of our clinic are waiting for you for a consultation and are ready to carry out a full diagnosis of your vision! We have state-of-the-art equipment and colossal experience that allows us to restore vision and maintain the health of thousands of patients every year .
Along with vision, self-confidence returns , the ability to calmly engage in active sports, without fear of losing or breaking glasses. Give yourself freedom and enjoy life without limits!