What is that?Refractive Surgery: Solution to myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism
eliminates or minimizes the different ocular pathologies such as myopia (poor vision from a distance), farsightedness
(close vision) and astigmatism
. The patient can reduce the use of glasses or contact lenses or never ever use them again.
Oftálica has been developing multiple techniques to combat different ocular pathologies for 10 years. The Lasik technique
is the most used refractive surgery which employes a laser
to reshape the cornea.
For patients who cannot use this type of surgical procedure, there are other treatments, such as intraocular lens implantation. Our ophthalmologists will perform an analysis of the patient to find out what type of treatment is the most appropriated one.
Our ophthalmologists have an extensive experience, and that is why hundreds of patients trust Oftálica, resulting in a long list of very satisfied patients.
The Lasik technique has been used for more than 20 years. It is the most used technique to correct the most common ocular pathologies such as myopia, farsightedness and astigmatism.
The Lasik technique is a painless, safe, and offers a personalized surgical procedure, which only lasts 5 minutes. The operation consists of raising a thin layer of the cornea, leaving free the area where the laser will be applied. It is directly on the inner part of the cornea, in order to be able to carve it and correct any eye pathology (myopia , hyperopia or astigmatism). All this operation only lasts a few minutes.
Once the intervention is completed, the patient should spend a short time in the hospital before being able to return home.
During the first day of surgery, the patient will begin to notice their visual recovery.
PRK / LASEK:
The operation with PRK consists of the separation of the epithelium, which is the outermost layer of the cornea, using a special alcoholic solution. The excimer laser is applied to correct the cornea and eliminate the refractive defect.
The ophthalmologist puts the epithelium back in place and places an external protective lens the patient will carry for a few days.
The operation lasts few minutes and, like the LASIK technique, it is performed with topical anesthesia (drops). Vision recovery will be progressive.
This technique places an intraocular lens in the eye, without replacing the natural lens. It is the best option for those patients who, for various pathologies, do not admit laser surgery or Lasik technique.
At the first consultation, we verify that the patient meet all the requirements to be able to have a surgery. Different tests will be performed to determine which type of surgery is the most appropriate for each patient.
What should I do before my first visit?
The patient should be at least a week without wearing rigid contact lenses (if he / she uses them). If contact lenses are soft, they should only be avoided 3 days before.
Should I be accompanied?
In Oftálica we recommend to be accompanied during the consultation, because some tests requires drops that wouldn’t able the patient to see clearly for some hours. It is not recommended either to use the car as a way of transport if the patience comes alone.
What do I have to do next?
Once the medical tests have been performed on the patient, the ophthalmologist will explain to him/her which is the recommended treatment and will provide him/her an informed consent. The patient should go to the Patient Care department where he will be provided with all the information needed. In a short time, we will arrange with the patient the date for his next intervention.