ABOUT Excimer Laser & LASIK Unit
Excimer laser is a form of ultraviolet laser that is generally used for production of microelectronic devices in eye surgery, and micromachining.
People who are aged 18-60 and have no any serious systemic or eye problems can benefit from this treatment. Myopia up to -12, hyperopia up to +5, astigmatism up to 7 diopters can be corrected with excimer laser.
Additionally to an ophthalmic examination which is done very detailedly, corneal topography and cornealpachymetry (shape and thickness of the cornea) are evaluated with refined devices.
Recovery Time: Tearing and burning the eyes may occur for 2-3 hours and is recognized as normal. Antibiotic drops are used every 1-2 hours until bed time. The eyes should becovered with transparent plastic shields. Next day after the surgery a 5 min. post-operation check-upshould be made.
LASIK is usually the most preferred and popular laser refractive technique in the worlddue to its short recovery time. Even if LASIK cannot be done for some reason, the patient may still benefit from surface ablation techniques called PRK or LASEK. Main disadvantages of these tecniques are longer recovery time and greater patient discomfort. LASIK is a totally painless procedure. The eyes are numbed with drops. The microkeratome produces a 10 second pressure feeling on the eye then the patient watches the “fireworks” of the laser.