The intervention itself lasts only 5 minutes on each eye. It is completely painless – local anesthesia is applied in the form of drops and the patient does not feel pain. The patient is awake and communicates with the ophthalmologist and follows their directions.
A brace is placed on the eye – this procedure is painless, but maybe a little uncomfortable. It serves to keep the eyelids. The patient has a feeling of blinking, although they do not do so because of the holder.
A flap is then created in the cornea of the eye where the diopter is removed with laser. Once the diopter is removed, the flap returns to its normal position. This procedure is completely painless.
With today’s lasers, a diopter is removed in less than 2 seconds. The patient’s eye tracking system during the operation (tracker) enables precise delivery of the laser beams to a precise place, regardless of the micro-movements of the patient’s eye while the laser is operating.
Laser diopter correction in Sistina Ophthalmology is a routine procedure performed in accordance with the protocols and standards of worldwide ophthalmology. The experienced surgical team, as for all other interventions, is a guarantee of success in the treatment of the patient’s eyes.