- Which patients are recommended laser correction?
The basic predisposition is for patients to be over 18 years old. The eye should be healthy, ie there should be no other accompanying diseases, which we analyze in detail on the examination. The diopter should be stable, and we discuss the specific details of each patient at the examination, depending on the diagnostic findings.
- How long does it take to perform the intervention and how long is the postoperative period?
The intervention itself lasts about fifteen minutes for both eyes. After the operation, the patient goes home with his eyes open, he feels that his eyes are watery and during the next few hours the picture becomes clear and stable. After the intervention, the patient puts therapy (drops) for a week. You should not drive for the first 24 hours. Dust, eye rubbing, strenuous exercise or contact sports, and swimming in the pool should be avoided for the next few weeks.
- Can both eyes be operated on at the same time?
It is recommended to operate on both eyes at the same time, except when the patient has diopters in only one eye or for personal reason (fear) wants to operate on one eye, and then in the second term the other. From experience so far, all patients decided not to operate on both eyes at the same time, concluding that they were wrong.
- Can patients with diabetes undergo such an intervention?
Diabetes is not a contraindication to laser diopter correction. The preoperative examination includes a detailed examination of the retina and if we find diabetic retinopathy we consider that its treatment is a priority and laser diopter correction should be delayed. If the retina is healthy, we have no reason to delay.