Refractive Surgery FAQ

Patients’ doubts

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FAQ BEFORE SURGERY

In order to correct refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism), these must be stable, and this occurs around the age of 20.

Yes. Actual procedures (laser and intraocular lens) allow both refractive errors to be simultaneously corrected.

It is important to keep your eye from moving during surgery. The patient lies on the surgical table and looks at a red light found in the laser device.

A security device called “eye-tracker” compensates small involuntary eye movements. In case of sudden eye movements, the security system immediately stops the treatment.

It is a quick surgery. The procedure only lasts about 10 seconds. The remaining time is used to prepare the patient and his/her eye for the surgical procedure.

Refractive surgery procedures are performed under local or topical anesthesia (eye drops), so the patient will not experience pain.

Laser procedures’ (LASIK and PRK) postoperative period involves putting the eye drops the ophthalmologist recommends in each case.

Relative rest is recommended after the surgery for at least 24 hours. Normal activities can be resumed after 48 hours, but sport should not be practiced during the week following the operation.

With preoperative examination, the postoperative condition of the cornea may be estimated if taking into account corneal thickness and the number of diopters that need to be corrected. Laser treatment vaporises corneal tissue, so the more diopters are corrected, the more tissue is lost. In case this corneal tissue loss is excessive, intraocular lens surgery will be recommended.


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