Laser Surgery

 

Refractive surgery

There are numerous potential benefits for patients who undergo refractive surgery (LASIK, LASEK, PRK). Almost all of these advantages are associated with reduced dependency on glasses and/or contact lenses. While the use of glasses and/or contact lenses can be an effective method of correcting refractive errors, it is also a method that can place restrictions on normal, everyday activities.

Reduced dependency on corrective lenses can result in considerably more freedom for patients with active lifestyles. Many recreational activities, such as water sports or contact sports, tend to be much more enjoyable when the necessity of wearing glasses or contacts is removed. In some cases, patients choose laser eye surgery for professional purposes, rather than recreational ones. Corrective lenses are not permitted in all fields of employment.

For contact lens wearers, laser eye surgery can also eliminate the time and effort involved in cleaning, removing and replacing lenses. In addition, over time, the costs associated with maintaining and replacing corrective lenses can be prohibitive. Some glasses wearers also cite cosmetic or aesthetic reasons for wanting to undergo the procedure.

The reasons for contemplating laser vision correction will be different for every individual. For those who have required corrective lenses throughout most of their lives, the simple prospect of being able to drive without wearing glasses or contacts, or of being able to wake up and see without putting on glasses or contacts, may be sufficient reason in itself. The potential benefits, like the potential complications, can vary, and should be considered carefully. The patient is the only person who can decide whether the benefits of laser eye surgery outweigh the risks.

WaveLight lasers come with a unique safety feature: PerfectPulse Technology

-High precision process control
-Eliminates environmental factors like humidity and temperature with a sealed enclosure for the optics

 

Methods of treatment

 

The surgerys are performed with a laser Allegretto WaveLight:

  • PRK (PhotoRefractive Keratectomy),
  • LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis),
  • LASEK (Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy).

 

PRK

522€ (for two eyes)

LASEK

1160€ (for two eyes), 600 one eye

LASIK

1275€ (for two eyes), 650 one eye

 

 

Am I suitible for laser correction? 

Suitable for Treatment:

  • Age 18 or over
  • Stable prescription (i.e. less than 05.D change over the preceding year)
  • Healthy eyes
  • Good general health
  • People with reasonable expectations

Certain conditions may make you a questionable candidate for the procedure or cause additional risks or complications. These conditions may interfere with the healing process and require additional care. If you have or may have any of the following conditions, we suggest that you discuss them thoroughly with our optometrist and surgeon. These conditions include, but are not limited to:

Pregnancy / breast feeding

Significant keratoconus, cataract or glaucoma, herpes eye infection (these should be discussed further with the surgeon)

Patients on certain prescription drugs, such as oral steroids

Patients with medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus. These should be discussed with the surgeon.

We can do this because we are more than confident that once you have learned about our safety protocols, technology, experience, expertise and results, you will choose us to help you achieve your goals for better vision. (read more)

 

How should you prepare before treatment?  

Please arrange alternative transportation for after your surgery, as we do not advise driving long distances for approximately 3 days after LASIK.

Depending upon your occupation, you may need to arrange to be away from work for up to 4 days following LASIK. Make sure you speak with your surgeon regarding your individual case.

There are generally no restrictions on eating or taking medications before or on your surgery day. However, please advise us of any medications you are taking.

Our Clinic will be happy to provide you with referrals for travel and accommodation, although these remain your responsibility.

Laser vision correction is a medical procedure and, as such, there is a possibility that you might need to extend your stay due to the healing process of your eyes. In this case, any additional travel and/or accommodation costs will be your responsibility.

Please remove all eye makeup a minimum of 24h prior to surgery. Please ensure your face and eyes are free from all makeup on the day of surgery. For your own safety, surgery may be cancelled if makeup is present. (read more)

 

LASIK procedure

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Follow-up care

Your follow-up care is as important as the actual procedure. Wear the sunglasses we provide as most other varieties do not provide adequate protection. You will be required to return to our clinic within 24 hours after your surgery for your first (mandatory) post-operative appointment. Your appointment time will be given to you immediately after your surgery.

Following your 24-hour visit there are 3-4 additional, (mandatory) visits required. Should you choose your own eye care professional to provide the follow-up care, you will incur the cost of these examinations, otherwise, the post-operative care is included in your fee.

Eye and Face Laserclinic will not be held responsible for any costs incurred for travel and/or accommodation, lost employment income or any additional expenses incurred due to the patient being deemed a non-candidate, requiring re-treatments, re-scheduling, or delays. (read more)

 

 

Activity schedule following LASIK surgery

Recommended activity schedule following routine bilateral LASIK surgery)

 

Day of surgery

• The day of surgery should be a day of rest.

• Always be very careful about activities where the eye may be poked, rubbed or touched.

• Always avoid rubbing eyes. (Rubbing is never a good idea - instead, use lubricant drops for irritation or cool water gently splashed onto your closed eyelids).

• Avoid staring without lubricating the eyes

 

24 hours after surgery and later  (read more)

 

Possible risk of LASIK

Like any surgical procedure, LASIK and PRK involve risks of unsuccessful results, complications, or serious injury, from unknown and unforeseen causes. Although the vast majority of our patients experience a significant improvement in their vision, neither your surgeon, nor your optometrist, nor the Centre nor its staff, can promise or guarantee that the procedure will be 100% effective or make your vision better than it was before the procedure. During your pre-operative examination, the likely surgical efficacy outcome (e.g. the chances of you seeing well without glasses or contact lenses after one surgery) will be conveyed to you based on the level of your particular refractive error.

There is a small possibility that the procedure or a complication arising from the procedure could cause your vision to be blurred, doubled, distorted, or have halos or other disturbances, and that these would NOT be correctable with glasses or contact lenses. In the event this should occur, your surgeon will discuss and offer you advice on further treatment, which may involve medications or more surgery. If the outcome cannot be corrected by medications or more external surface corneal surgery, the only way of restoring the vision may be a corneal transplant. However, it is believed that with current techniques and technology, the combined risk of all causes of a corneal transplant being necessary is approximately one in 20,000 or less  (read more)

 

Vision Correction Clinic “LASERVIEW”
Address S. Žukausko 41, Vilnius LT-09130. Tel. +370 5 2120290 . Mobile: +370 656 52755. E-mail info@laserview.lt