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    Advanced Refractive Surgery

    This type of surgery involves the correction of refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia or strain eye). In order to achieve a correct focusing of objects on the retina a lens is placed between the retina and the object to compensate the deviation of light rays. The most common methods include eyeglasses or contact lenses. Refractive surgery significantly improves the quality of living since it eliminates the dependence on external lenses.

    Myopia

    The most significant aspect of this refractive error is near-sightedness. Light rays from an object focus in front of the retina.

    Hyperopia

    Hyperopia is characterised as a near sight refactive error. Patients affected by this condition have difficulty and require help to focus on near objects.

    Astigmatism

    Astigmatism is defined as the variation of the corneal curvature in different axes. Such variation generates a dispersion of light rays causing blurry vision.

    ADVANCED LASER
    REFRACTIVE SURGERY

    Dr. Alonso, one of the specialists at Rahhal Clinic explains the most common doubts regarding Laser Refractive Surgery.

    The expertise of our medical team combined with the use of state-of-the-art technology guarantee the best results for our patients. Schedule a free consultation and we will recommend you the best treatment option for your condition.

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    LASER
    PROCEDURES

    • LASIK – Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis.
    • PRK/LASEK – Photorefractive Keratectomy.
    • ReLEx SMILE – Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction.

    In cases that involve Excimer Laser Surgery it is possible to use a customised Wavefront TM guided system which reduces the induction of High Order Aberrations and grants a high quality vision.

    • SUPRACOR ® – Multifocal laser treatment of presbyopia.

    INTRAOCULAR
    LENSES

    Intraocular lenses implants represent a possibility to correct refractive errors in patients whose eyes do not meet the criteria for laser surgery.

    • PHAKIC INTRAOCULAR LENSE
      • Angle-fixated anterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses
      • Iris-fixated anterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses
      • Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses(ICL)
    • PSEUDOPHAKIC INTRAOCULAR LENSES

    Inclusion criteria

    Patients must meet specific criteria to undergo refractive surgery (regardless of the procedure)

    1

    Age

    Minimum age required for surgery is 18 years old to grant the adequate development of the eye
    2

    Steady vision

    Patients must not have recent sudden variations in their prescription
    3

    Adequate corneal thickness

    For cases that require laser surgery.
    4

    Absence of corneal lesions

    Absence of corneal lesions or infections, especially herpes infection during the last year.
    5

    Appropriate chamber width

    For cases that require intraocular surgery.
    6

    Pregnancy limitations

    Women must not be pregnant or in breastfeeding period.

    PIONEERS IN
    OCULAR SURGERY

    The expertise of our medical team combined with the use of state-of-the-art technology guarantee the best results for our patients

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    “I have been informed and advised from the very start about the most adequate procedure to treat my myopia. Results were very satisfactory, as it was expected.”

    Mª Paz Gómez. 

    “Dr. Rahhal is an outstanding professional, he advised me and performed the
    operation himself. I must say I made the right decision. Thanks to Dr. Rahhal I don’t need eyeglasses anymore. I am very satisfied with the results and most grateful to him.”

    Marian Fons. 

    The staff are very kindly. Excellent treatment. Doctors were awesome, five stars. I had three operations and would choose this clinic again if I had to. Recommendable 100%!

    Elena Aguilella Martinez. 

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    FREQUENTLY
    ASKED QUESTION

    Select any of the following FAQs from our patients and check the answers. If your doubts are nor solved please use the contact form below to get in touch with us.

    When can I undergo surgery to correct myopia/hyperopia?

    Refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) can only be corrected when the patient’s prescription is stabilised, which occurs around the age of 20.

    Can I be operated if I also suffer from astigmatism, aside from myopia/hyperopia?

    Yes, any of the procedures currently used (laser and lens) allow the simultaneous correction of both errors.

    What happens if my eyes move during the laser surgery procedure?

    It is important that the eye remain as stable as possible during surgery, therefore patients are placed in a semi-recumbent position with their eyes fixed on a red light on the Excimer Laser machine.

    A safety device called eye tracker compensates slight  involuntary eye movements following up the eye at milliseconds intervals and adjusting the direction of the laser pulses. In case of sudden movements the safety system fully stops the treatment.

    How long does laser surgery last?

    It is a quick procedure. Patients remain in the surgery room for 15-20 minutes as average. Just a few seconds of that time are used for the application of the Excimer Laser. The remaining time is used to prepare the patient’s eye for surgery.

    Is laser surgery painful?

    Refractive surgery procedures are carried out using topical (local) anaesthetics (eye drops). Patients do not experience any pain during the operation.

    How will the post-operative/recovery period be?

    LASIK and PRK  procedures have a very simple post-operative processes which require only eyedrops and artificial tears. After surgery it is recommended to rest at least for 24 hours.

    Most work activities can be resumed after 48 hours. Patients must wait at least a week to resume any sport activity.

    I have a very high prescription. Can I undergo refractive surgery?

    During pre-surgery assessment tests, our medical staff will examine the condition of the cornea, namely corneal width and number of dioptres to be corrected. Laser treatment vaporises corneal tissue. The amount of extracted tissue is proportional to the number of diopters to be treated. If prescription is very high intraocular lens implants may be considered.

    First visit

    Leave your contact information and we will get back to you to confirm an appointment with one of our specialists. You will receive a confirmation email with information about your request and within the next few hours we will call you to confirm the appointment.