Laser Eye Surgery at EuromedicaLife®

EuromedicaLife® offers a comprehensive range of ophthalmology services and is led by a highly qualified team of internationally recognized ophthalmologists. Our specialists are experts in the field of ophthalmology and, in addition to a wide range of eye treatments, have special specializations in laser eye surgery, including laser eye correction, as well as cataract surgery.

Procedure For Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery, also known as laser vision correction, uses a laser to change the shape of the eye’s cornea. This allows people with poor eyesight to achieve improved focus.

Problems That Laser Eye Surgery Can Solve

Laser eye surgery can help with various vision problems, including:

  1. Nearsightedness (myopia): People with nearsightedness have difficulty seeing distant objects clearly. Laser eye surgery can sculpt the cornea to better focus incoming light, resulting in improved distance vision.
  2. Far-sightedness (hyperopia): With far-sightedness, people have difficulty seeing close objects clearly. Through laser eye surgery, the cornea can be shaped so that it better focuses the incident light and improves close vision.
  3. Astigmatism: Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is irregularly shaped, which can cause distorted vision both near and far. Laser eye surgery can correct the irregular shape of the cornea, thereby improving vision.
  4. Presbyopia: Presbyopia occurs when the lens of the eye loses elasticity with age, making it difficult to read and see up close. Although laser eye surgery cannot completely correct presbyopia, there are various procedures such as monovision that can help alleviate the vision problems.

Laser eye surgery can provide a long-term solution for many people to correct their vision problems and improve their quality of life. However, it is important to have a thorough examination by an ophthalmologist before surgery to determine whether you are suitable for the treatment.

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The three most common laser eye surgery methods are LASIK, SMILE and PRK:

  1. LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis): With LASIK, a thin flap is created from the cornea and folded back. An excimer laser is then used to correct the shape of the underlying corneal layer. The flap is then put back into place. LASIK is a popular method for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
  2. SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction): With SMILE, a small, circular incision is made in the cornea through which a piece of tissue (lenticule) is removed. This is done without creating a flap. The excimer laser is then used to correct the shape of the remaining corneal layer. SMILE is a gentle method for treating myopia.
  3. PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy): PRK involves removing the top layer of the cornea (epithelium) without creating a flap. The excimer laser is then used to correct the shape of the underlying corneal layer. The top layer of the cornea then regenerates itself. PRK is often used for thin corneas or other contraindications to LASIK.

Laser Eye Treatment Procedure

Each of these methods has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of the most appropriate method depends on various factors such as the individual eye anatomy, the type of visual impairment and the patient’s personal preferences. It is important to seek advice from an experienced eye doctor to determine the best option for your specific situation.

Healing process

As far as the recovery process is concerned, most patients can return to their everyday lives and work the next day after LASIK and SMILE laser eye treatment! After the PRK procedure, patients may not return to daily routine for approximately 3 days. We recommend that you apply the recommended eye drops after surgery to support the eye’s healing process and achieve the best possible refractive result. Postoperative appointments are scheduled 1 day, 1 month, and 1 year after laser eye surgery. After PRK, this can vary depending on the healing process.

Cataract surgery & healing process

  1. Patient preparation: Before the operation, the ophthalmologist will conduct a thorough examination to evaluate the condition of the eyes and plan the optimal treatment. This may include measuring intraocular pressure, examining the cornea and determining the appropriate intraocular lens (IOL).
  2. Anesthesia: Cataract surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia to ensure that the patient does not feel any pain during the procedure. In some cases, intravenous sedation may also be administered to relax the patient.
  3. Access to the lens: A tiny incision is made in the cornea to gain access to the lens. This can be done either manually with a scalpel or with a femtosecond laser.
  4. Removal of the clouded lens: The clouded lens is removed either by phacoemulsification or by manual extraction. During phacoemulsification, the lens is broken into small fragments using ultrasound energy and suctioned off.
  5. Intraocular lens (IOL) implantation: After the clouded lens is removed, a clear plastic lens, the IOL, is placed in the same location to restore vision. The IOL can be a monofocal lens that is fixed at one distance or a multifocal lens that covers different distances.
  6. Completion of the operation: After the IOL has been implanted, the incision in the cornea is either self-sealed or closed with fine sutures. The operation ends with the application of a bandage or eye ointment to protect the eye.

Most patients experience a significant improvement in their vision after cataract surgery and are often able to resume daily activities the next day. However, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for aftercare to ensure a quick recovery and optimal results.

Healing process

The recovery process after cataract surgery varies from person to person, but in general the following phases can be expected:

  1. Immediately after the operation: Immediately after the cataract operation, slight symptoms such as burning, itching, tearing or a feeling of a foreign body in the eye may occur. This is usually mild and resolves within the first few hours after surgery. It is important that the patient rests after the operation and avoids any physical exertion.
  2. First days after surgery: In the first few days after surgery, vision may be temporarily blurred while the eye recovers from surgery. The doctor will usually prescribe eye drops to reduce inflammation and lubricate the eye. It is important to use the prescribed eye drops regularly and according to the doctor’s instructions to promote good healing.
  3. First week after surgery: During the first week after cataract surgery, most patients can resume daily activities, but it is recommended to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical activities. It is also important to protect the eye from water and dust by taking care when showering or bathing and wearing safety glasses if necessary.
  4. Long-term recovery process: Final vision may take a few weeks to months to fully stabilize and improve. During this time, the patient will receive regular follow-up visits from the ophthalmologist to ensure that the eye is healing properly and vision is developing as expected. The doctor will monitor the recovery process and make adjustments to the treatment if necessary.

Throughout the recovery process, it is important to immediately report any signs of complications such as persistent pain, increasing redness or swelling, sudden worsening of vision, or sensitivity to light to the doctor. By following the doctor’s instructions and regular follow-up care, a successful recovery from cataract surgery can be achieved.