How is the myopia operation?

Myopia represents one of the most common refractive errors and fortunately it can be solved forever through the LASIK laser surgery but, How is the myopia operation?

It is an ambulatory and non-invasive procedure that offers the patient to recover his visual acuity almost instantaneously to say goodbye to the use of glasses and contact lenses.

How is the myopia operation?

Myopia represents one of the most common refractive errors and fortunately it can be solved forever through the LASIK laser surgery but, How is the myopia operation?

It is an ambulatory and non-invasive procedure that offers the patient to recover his visual acuity almost instantaneously to say goodbye to the use of glasses and contact lenses.

How is the operation of myopia with laser?

La laser myopia surgery is a outpatient procedure which is done under the influence of the topical anesthesia, administered in drops. The operation consists of apply the excimer laser to the cornea, which modifies the curvature of the natural lens of the eye to correct permanently myopia diopters.

El surgical procedure is as follows: once the eyes están sedated the ophthalmologist will perform a small incision in the superficial tissue of the cornea and apply on it the Excimer laser previously programmed according to the needs of the patient.

Immediately after applying the laser the person loses visual sharpness and will begin to perceive halos of light. This process takes approximately 10 seconds. When the laser application is finished, proceed to cover the cornea and the surgery is finished.

Whole process lasts approximately 10 minutes. After the intervention, the person can go home.

how is the myopia operation

Can I have myopia?

Surgery is the only way to permanently correct vision and dispense with the use of glasses or contact lenses. However, not all people are candidates for this intervention, because to be able to operate from sight It is necessary to meet the following requirements:

  • Not suffer eye diseases like diabetes, glaucomaretinopathy.
  • Not being pregnant nor during breastfeeding.
  • Be older than 18 years of age and that the eye has fully matured.
  • Not submit no variation in graduation during at least one year.
  • Lack no eye infection o corneal injury.

Likewise, only those people who have laser myopia can be operated do not exceed 8 diopters. There are some cases in which people with between 8 and 12 diopters can be intervened, but this must be decided by an ophthalmologist depending on the thickness of the cornea.

When more than 12 diopters are presented, the patient is suggested to consider other alternatives such as myopia surgery with intraocular lens ICL.

FAQ

Now that you know how the myopia operation is, you are sure to ask yourself some questions about the procedure and recovery.

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada We want to help you clear them, so we answer the most frequent questions of our patients:

Does the operation of myopia hurt?

Since the whole process is carried out under the effects of anesthesia, the myopia operation It is totally painless.

Once the effect of sedation is passed, discomfort in the eyes that can be treated with any over-the-counter medication will be perceived.

A few days after the operation, the patient will be able to make his normal life.

How is the recovery?

After operating myopia with laser the patient may leave the medical center Whenever accompanied.

As the days go by the person will notice how progressively increase your visual acuity. The day after the surgery the person will be able to make her life as usual, that is, she can read, watch television ...

In some cases, especially in people who work with the computer, it is not recommended to be in front of it for more than two hours during the first day, because the eyes get tired very easily. If you have an office job, the specialist may recommend asking for a couple of days off work. Tampoco contact sports are recommended for a week.

During the following month to surgical correction is important take special care of the eyes, in other words, not squeeze them o rub them With a cloth or towel. It must also to avoid use any irritating substance as soaps, perfumes o creams.

It is important avoid contact with sand or that penetrates some foreign particle, so it is recommended not go to the beach or ride a motorcycle.

It is also essential the use of eye drops and artificial tears during the time indicated by the ophthalmologist. The makeup use should be consulted with the medical specialist, usually allowed one week after the operation.

Does this surgery have risks?

All surgical intervention has risks, however, the Laser surgery to correct myopia represents minimal risks y do not usually leave sequels, since it is a treatment, brief, outpatient and that is carried out with topical anesthesia.

To rule out any type of complications it is essential to go to a medical center specialized in ophthalmology and recognized for its work.

Can myopia return after the intervention?

Myopia is due to the size and shape of the eye, factors that are determined by the patient's genetics. There is no ideal age for myopia operation. Anyway, it is important to keep in mind that the growth of the eyeball occurs up to 20 years, so it is important perform the myopia surgery when the eye has fully developed, otherwise the refractive defect may reappear.

When the myopia is medium or very mild, usually does not return after the operation. When the myopia is degenerative may occur corneal modifications after surgery, but the vision will always be better than before the intervention.

If a patient undergoing myopia had variations in vision and it is found that the defect has reappeared, the problem can be corrected again with laser surgery as long as it meets the requirements for this intervention again.

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