In the Lasik treatment (laser – assisted in situ keratomileusis), the cornea is shaped with the help of a laser. To explain it a bit more:
The method is called excimer laser and is used to treat eye defects such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.
The eye is undoubtedly one of our most important organs. Up until 15-20 years ago people generally tried to solve eye problems with glasses or contact lenses.
Thanks to laser treatment, which was a revolution, it was possible to eliminate the inconveniences and reduction in quality of life that glasses or contact lenses bring.
In the last 20 years, more than 50 million people worldwide have had their eye problems treated with this method. The quality of life increases noticeably because glasses or contact lenses are no longer needed.
In order to benefit from this treatment method, the patient must be over 18 years old and the diopter values must not have changed for at least one year. If the necessary tests and examinations by experienced experts have not revealed anything that represents an obstacle to the operation, then nothing stands in the way of the quick, easy and painless elimination of visual defects using the laser method. The tests and controls carried out amount in particular to the examination of the corneal layer, corneal topography and corneal thickness measurement. Another important feature that should be emphasized is that after Lasik treatment, the risk of recurrence of the symptoms is almost non-existent. After it has been ensured that all requirements are met, the implementation follows.
Carrying out the intervention:
Lasik surgery is a short procedure that only takes 5-10 minutes. Watery eyes, stinging and sensitivity to light can occur an average of 4 - 6 hours after the treatment. During this time, you can protect your eyes by properly taking the medication provided, keeping your eyes closed, and wearing sunglasses. Since the operation is reliable, quick and painless, you can return to your usual everyday life the next day.
Undoubtedly, eye health is an important aspect in relation to our quality of life. Factors such as advancing age, genetic structure and the increasing use of technical devices such as televisions, computers and mobile phones lead to a deterioration in eye health.
The well-known and most common eye problems are myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism (blurred vision). Of course, problems of this kind make life difficult and were mostly solved in the most classic way, through glasses or contact lenses.
However, thanks to the rapid and continuous development of technologies in recent years, many alternatives for the treatment of vision disorders have emerged in order to achieve effective and reliable results.
Check out our other posts for detailed information on the latest treatments for vision problems.
With the numerous, fast and reliable methods offered to us by ever-advancing technology, many ask the question "Which method is better for me, Lasik or iLasik?" and are undecided.
In this article we want to try to convey the differences between the two methods. The most appropriate treatment method will be determined based on some necessary tests or controls carried out by the treating experts.
Both methods offer a specially tailored treatment, are painless, short interventions with a short healing process.
The biggest difference occurs during the implementation of the treatment.