How is the myopia operation?

Myopia represents one of the most common refractive errors and fortunately it can be solved forever through 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 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 are 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 or during lactation.
  • 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 present, the patient is suggested to consider other alternatives such as myopia surgery with intraocular lens ICL.

FAQs

Now that you know what the myopia operation is like, you will surely ask yourself some questions regarding 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:

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How is the myopia operation?
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Wondering how the myopia operation is? In Área Oftalmológica We explain how this operation is, if it hurts, if there are risks and the postoperative period.
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