Personalized eye laser treatment is one of the essential methods to correct vision defects such as myopia, astigmatism, and hypermetropia. These treatments are also known as laser eye surgery (LASIK).
Your eye doctor carries out a thorough examination before determining the laser eye surgery and approving laser or intraocular lens method.
Excimer laser is used in the correction of the vision defects such as myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. If the patient has a sufficient corneal thickness, this method can be used to correct myopia up to -12 diopters, hypermetropia up to +6 diopters, and astigmatism up to 7 diopters.
With the Femto-LASIK method, the top layer of the cornea is opened like a lid using a micro-blade. Pre-calculated and mapped out visual impairment is reformed and corrected by directing excimer laser beams to the cornea tissue under the lid by means of the computer software. Then the lid is closed and repositioned.
The procedure takes 5 to 10 minutes.
Laser Eye Surgery Aftercare
Try not to get hit in the eyes, do not rub your eyes, avoid getting any water in your eyes for a certain period of time, and do not forget to take your medications as prescribed. The first three days following the laser surgery, it is very dangerous to rub, scratch, and touch the treated eye, wash the face, or take a shower. Avoid getting any soap or shampoo in the eye in the first few days.
Do not put on any eye make-up for three weeks after the laser treatment. You can start swimming in the sea or pool as of the fourth week after the laser treatment. You can wear contact lenses for cosmetic purposes after the laser treatment, however, it is advised to start wearing contact lenses a minimum of one month after the treatment with the supervision of your doctor. What Is The Suitable Age For Laser Treatment?
Laser eye surgery is usually not performed on those under 18 since it is the age when the vision development is completed and the eye prescription becomes stable. Laser treatment can be an option for those under 18 in some exceptional cases.
Who Is Not A Candidate For Laser Surgery?
Pregnants Those who have dry eye syndrome and eye malformations Those who have a thin cornea Those who have suffered from active inflammatory eye disease Those who have recovery problems and autoimmune diseases such as diabetes and rheumatic connective tissue diseases Those who have higher diopters than the above-mentioned numbers will not be able to reach the desired diopters even with laser treatment.