Main ocular defects that are corrected with laser eye surgery
Correction of Myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism: Thanks to the excimer laser, you can model the cornea to correct these refractive errors and eliminate your dependence on glasses. The latest advances in laser treatment have allowed the appearance of personalized or customized Lasik operation, which also allows the patient to see better without than with glasses.
Laser presbyopia or strained eye surgery: The latest generation of excimer lasers allow the induction of multifocality in the cornea, which makes the patient to see at all distances without glasses or contact lenses.
Laser Cataract Surgery: The use of femtosecond laser for some steps of the cataract surgery (and clear lens) has improved the accuracy and safety of the intervention.
Laser application in the Retina:
- In the case of the detachment of the retina, the laser is used to create a small scar that promotes the adhesion of the retina to the underlying layers. This small adhesion acts as a small precision welding. The preventive treatment of retinal detachment is done in the query itself using Argon laser for retinal tears and holes. During surgery, the argon laser is applied by an intraocular probe.
- In cases of diabetic retinopathy the laser’s mode of action is totally different. The laser produces a small focal necrosis in peripheral areas of the retina to slow the onset of pathological neovascularization (blood vessels that bleed easily and damage the surrounding tissue) in diabetic retinopathy.
Can I be operated with laser?
To assess whether you are a candidate for laser operation, we must conduct a complete eye examination to rule out other pathology that may arise from it and ensure that you can obtain satisfactory results after the operation.
In Visiondiez clinics we carry out the full preoperative ophthalmologic examination on the first visit. This appointment is free and involves no commitment. Come and meet us.
What are the advantages of laser operation?
- Accuracy: It applies the treatment in the exact point with an error rate of a submicron.
- Speed: during the excimer laser operation hundreds of laser impacts are applied on the ocular surface in less than a second. This eliminates the patient dioptres in seconds.
- Allows maximum safety and reliability when you have all the assurances:
- Diagnostic equipment with the latest technology,
- State of the art laser systems.
- Surgical procedures with certified quality.
- In Visiondiez we perform advanced laser treatments through our integrated platform for refractive treatments. Besides our clinics have quality certification by AENOR.
What are the disadvantages?
The use of lasers has few drawbacks when used for the right indications and when the surgeon has verified that all safety requirements are met.
The laser is the most powerful and sophisticated tool for an eye clinic, but it does not operate on its own: The importance of quality certification.
The laser is an instrument of high accuracy and speed. It requires continuous care, its level of technological sophistication involves ongoing maintenance by qualified personnel so that its operation is perfect.
The laser not only has to be in perfect calibration, but also medical personnel must receive specific training for its optimal use. The laser equipment usually has complex management systems so that the training and knowledge of the doctor has to be certified. The laser does not «programme itself». It needs a skilled surgeon to analyse the consistency of a specific treatment plan for the patient.
Given the extreme complexity of the ocular structures and the sophistication of the laser equipment, it is easy to understand the importance of the medical staff rigorously complying with security protocols for best results.
In the case of the Ophthalmology Clinic Visiondiez, the company AENOR (certification number ER-1367/2008) is responsible for ensuring the zeal and rigour with which we provide sanitary care.
It is not only about having the best equipment but to ensure its suitable use.
Certification of surgical procedures is a guarantee of quality of care.