laser eye surgery, implantable contact lenses and multifocal lenses
Classic procedures for life without glasses
If you’re suffering from an eye condition, there are safe and modern solutions to consider in addition to the traditional subscription of glasses and contact lenses. Unlike opticians or optometrists, our ophthalmologists can correct your vision with different types of laser eye surgery, implantable contact lenses, and multifocal lenses. Laser eye surgery—also referred to as LASEK surgery or simply LASIK—changes the surface of your eye so that light entering the eye is optimally refracted and a sharp image is produced. With laser eye surgery, it’s safe to say that you can live your life without glasses. We offer professional solutions to correct any common vision disorders and encourage you to contact us for a free, initial consultation to address your concerns about the risks and benefits of laser eye surgery.
Lasermed can correct any common visual problem
Most vision disorders are generally corrected with laser eye surgery and includes two procedures – PRK/ LASEK and Femto–LASIK. A Femto–LASIK surgery can correct up to -7 diopters of nearsightedness (myopia), +4 diopters of farsightedness (hyperopia) and 4 diopters of astigmatism—this being more than with the PRK/LASEK procedure.
Even if you have a very severe vision disorder, there are other procedures to consider in safely correcting it. Since a LASIK would have to remove too much of your corneal surface, artificial lenses such as EVO Visian ICL are an option in correcting very severe vision disorders. Evo Visian ICL is implanted into the eye in addition to your own natural eye’s lens and allows the correction of severe vision disorders up to -20 diopters nearsightedness, +10 diopters farsightedness and 6 diopters of astigmatism.
Above-average, common eye problems, for example, can be corrected with a multifocal lens as part of a CLE (clear lens extraction). Your own natural eye’s lens is replaced with a multifocal lens. The multifocal lens offers a unique advantage over a monofocal lens, in that you are able see sharply across various distances without glasses or contact lenses.
Laser Eye Surgery
With PRK, the upper epithelial layer is carefully removed before the actual lasering procedure begins. In contrast to Femto–LASIK surgery, there is no flap with PRK. Therefore, this LASIK procedure is also suitable for patients with a particularly corneal thinness. Athletes, police, and firefighters are often recipients of laser eye surgery using PRK.
Laser Eye Surgery
Femto–LASIK is the most commonly used procedure for laser eye surgery. In contrast to the PRK, a corneal flap is formed with a femtosecond laser – or simply referred to as femto laser – in preparation for laser treatment. The eye is then lasered and re-shaped with an excimer laser. Femto–LASIK is a particularly popular procedure because it is painless, and the sharpness of your vision adjusts very quickly in recovery.
Evo Visian ICL
Implantable contact lens (ICL)
The ICL is an implantable Collamer lens that is inserted between the iris and the natural eye’s lens. To be precise, this technique is not a complete LASIK surgery as the laser used here only makes a 2mm incision through which the ICL lens is inserted. This makes it a minimally invasive surgery that is completely reversible. Other benefits include an extremely short and practically unobtrusive recovery time.
Laser Eye Surgery
With the ReLeX SMILE procedure, a femto laser is used to create a small, lens-shaped bit of tissue (a lenticule) within the cornea. With the same laser, a small arc-shaped incision is made in the surface of the cornea and the lenticule is then extracted through the incision. The ReLex SMILE procedure is minimally invasive because no LASIK flap is formed, nor is the upppermost layer of the cornea removed. Currently, only nearsightedness and astigmatism can be corrected with the ReLex SMILE procedure, not farsightedness. Moreover, this surgery may cause irreversible complications and side effects. Lasermed does not offer ReLex SMILE.
Types of visual problems
No eye is anatomically perfect. Depending on the extent in which the shape of your eye differs from your optimal vision, this will determine the degree in which you experience eye problems in relation to the sharpness of vision. The length of your eye (nearsightedness and farsightedness) and the shape of the eye surface (corneal curvature) play a decisive role in the type of visual problem you may have. Usually, the side effects of visual problems are corrected with glasses or contact lenses. For a life without glasses you can also have your eyes lasered. We will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of our procedures in relation to your personal needs!
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Laser Eye Surgery and Multifocal Lenses
Age-related vision loss & particularly severe vision problems
From the age of 40, you may notice that you have to hold a book or newspaper a bit farther away in order to see it clearly. This type of side effect happens because the natural lens in your eye is becoming increasingly inflexible. This is an age-related vision loss called presbyopia, and it can be safely corrected with a lens replacement (multifocal lens) or with a laser eye surgery called PRESBYOND. With either of these methods, you will be able to enjoy reading without glasses as you age.
Lens Exchange (CLE)
A multifocal lens is inserted into the eye in place of the eye’s natural lens. The multifocal lens is often used during cataract surgery, but can also be used to safely correct severe vision problems and/or age-related vision loss (presbyopia). When replacing a lens, your eye’s natural lens is first removed and then replaced by the multifocal lens. We recommend multifocal lenses to anyone who wants to live a life without their glasses, reading glasses, or contact lenses for good.
Age-related vision loss – presbyopia
The laser eye surgery PRESBYOND was specifically developed for the correction of presbyopia. In comparison to the multifocal lens procedure, this type of vision correction is only carried out on the eye’s surface. Your eyes function like a pair of varifocals: one eye corrects objects in the distant, one corrects objects in the vicinity. Your brain then assembles these images into a sharp and complete picture. Contrary to monovision, the PRESBYOND also provides sharp vision in depth ranges. We recommend this method to all people who are looking for a gentle correction of their presbyopia.
Frequently asked questions
What is laser eye surgery? What happens during laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery, also known as LASIK surgery or simply LASIK, is a cosmetic treatment for the correction of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. During LASIK surgery, an excimer laser is used to model the surface of your eye so that when light enters the eye it is refracted correctly, and you can see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. The laser is used to remove minimal tissue from the surface of the eye. This takes only a few seconds and is completely painless.
Lasermed offers the laser eye procedures PRK/ LASEK and Femto–LASIK. Due to our quality standards, we currently do not offer ReLex SMILE.
When is it possible to get LASIK surgery? When is the best time?
How safe / dangerous is LASIK surgery?
How painful is LASIK surgery?
Laser eye surgery is a completely painless procedure. The eyes are anaesthetized with eye drops before the procedure so that you don’t feel anything. With Femto–LASIK, only a slight pressure can be felt that lasts a few seconds.
How many dioptres are treated with LASIK surgery?
How long does laser eye surgery take? How long do the corrected visual effects of the procedure last?
The entire laser eye surgery appointment takes about an hour and a half. However, the correction surgery itself only takes a few seconds. To correct 1 diopter, for example, the excimer laser used in both PRK/LASEK and Femto–LASIK lasts only three seconds. The results from a LASIK surgery are stable for many years. Despite this, it is possible that changes may happen. In such cases, a follow-up correction can generally be made. Keep in mind that the body’s own lens becomes less flexible with age, meaning every person around the age of 45 needs reading glasses. This, however, can also be corrected with the PRESBYOND eye laser surgery or the use of a multifocal lens.
How long is the recovery time after LASIK surgery? When will I be able to see again after LASIK?
What do I need to do/ keep in mind after laser eye surgery?
How long do I have to use eye drops after LASIK?
How long should I wait to take a shower/wear make-up after laser eye surgery?
When will I be able to exercise or play sports again after LASIK surgery?
After laser eye surgery, you should refrain from exercising and doing sports for two weeks to make sure that no sweat or other particles get into your eyes as they will still be sensitive. However, light physical activities are allowed. In general, it should also be noted that Femto–LASIK is not suitable for athletes participating in contact sports due to the formation of a flap.
When will I be able to drive again after LASIK surgery?
As a general rule, you can drive again two weeks after LASIK. This may vary slightly depending on the procedure you have (PRK/ LASEK or Femto–LASIK) as well as on your individual recovery. This will be determined more clearly in the follow-up examinations. You will then receive an official certificate that you are allowed to drive without visual aids.
When can I go back to work after LASIK surgery?
After a Femto–LASIK procedure, you can already work in an office environment on the first day after the surgery. With the PRK/ LASEK procedure, it is advisable to take one week off. If you have a particularly physical and active occupation, or work associated with dirt and debris, you should wait longer before going back to work. Our team of eye surgeons and experts will be happy to discuss this in more detail based on your personal needs in a free, initial consultation.