What guarantees do I have that the surgery for Astigmatism or any other eye condition will be effective?

In reality, as with any surgery involving human tissue, no surgery can be fully guaranteed. However, what can be guaranteed is that the operation will be performed with the latest technology available in the world, which is crucial for the success of the surgical intervention you will undergo.

Is laser surgery for visual defects (Myopia, Astigmatism, Hyperopia) relatively new, or is there enough experience?

Refractive surgery with Excimer Laser was patented in 1983 by Dr. Steve Trokel, and the first surgery was performed in 1987 in New Orleans. The first laser arrived in Colombia in 1992.

Is laser surgery for visual defects (Myopia, Astigmatism, Hyperopia, Presbyopia) better than surgery with incisions or radial keratotomy?

Yes, laser surgery is better because it does not weaken the cornea, it is not dependent on healing, and its effects are not affected by external factors such as age or intraocular pressure. Laser surgery also does not have delayed changes like incision-based procedures.

Does Myopia surgery always cause discomfort in night vision and glare?

This used to be true for certain patients with large pupils. However, with the latest technology, it is no longer the case. The implementation of the Eye Tracker ensures that treatments are focused on the pupil, mitigating the risk of discomfort in night vision and glare. The latest program called “VSS” from VISX Star S4 enables treatments for larger pupils, up to 8.2 mm. The Pupillometer is used to measure the size of the pupil, and Iris Registration enables a fully personalized treatment design.

Can Presbyopia (age-related near vision impairment) be treated with Excimer Laser?

Presbyopia is primarily caused by the natural aging process of the lens, resulting in a loss of autofocus or accommodation for near vision. While it is not possible to fully reverse the aging process and completely correct presbyopia, laser treatment can provide partial correction. Laser treatment for presbyopia is primarily focused on improving near vision for the small print, but it may still necessitate the use of glasses in certain situations. It is important to note that presbyopia is a progressive condition, and it may reappear or worsen over time. Additionally, touch-up procedures may be required to maintain the desired level of correction.

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