With excimer laser devices, refractive errors in the eye can be corrected by choosing the most suitable for the eye among LASIK, ILASIK, PRK, No-touch PRK, and transepithelial PRK methods. In addition, if desired, near and far corrections can be applied in the excimer laser process.
On the way to Lasik; In the past, blades called microkeratomes were used to create a valve in the cornea, but today, femtosecond lasers have replaced microkeratomes. The use of blades in laser applications has now been abandoned in many centers. Myopia treatments can be performed without the need for an excimer laser with a procedure called SMILE using femtosecond lasers.
With the wavefront system in excimer laser devices, a special treatment is planned for the eye structure of the person. Thus, a very clear vision is formed in the patient after the surgery. Thanks to this system, which brings a new dimension to the excimer laser application, it is possible to correct the eye disorders of even individuals with special eye structures that have not been treated until now, and it is possible to re-treatment of people who have had laser with old technologies and have not seen full benefit.
Each eye has a unique structure. For this reason, vision power differs from person to person. For example, the eyes of everyone with 2 diopters myopia do not have the same characteristics, and therefore, the same treatment cannot be applied to everyone. With the Wavefront system, the refractive power of the eye can be examined in much more detail, and even structural defects that the person does not notice in his daily life can be detected. Thus, a SPECIAL correction is programmed to the eye structure of the person with the excimer laser.
However, there are some diseases for which the excimer laser is insufficient. For example, the Excimer laser does not treat amblyopia. Excimer Laser treatment is not suitable for patients with keratoconus, those with insufficient corneal thickness, pregnant women, those with rheumatic diseases, and those with intraocular bleeding due to diabetes.
In the laser process, the aim is to get rid of glasses or lenses, but it is more valuable to protect eye health first. Not every eye is suitable for laser, the success rate varies from person to person, depending on the structure of the eye. For this reason, for a successful laser application, first of all, patient selection should be made real and the patient should be informed in detail.
There may be minor discomforts such as tearing, burning and stinging in the eyes for the first 3-4 hours after the laser process. As the hours progress, the image will begin to become clearer. The next day of the laser process, you can return to your normal daily life and even go to the sea or pool from the 3rd day.