LASER

Message of common value




HOLIDAYS = LENSES




YOU ONLY HAVE  2 EYES:

CHECK YEARLY !

SEE CLEARLY  !



LENSES....
SO EASY !



WHAT IS CATARACT?



CLOUDING OF THE LENS
WHY DO YOU REGULAR NEED
EYE EXAMINATION WHEN YOU
HAVE GLAUCOMA? 



YOU DON'T FEEL ANYTHING
BUT YOUR EYE CAN GET BLIND
SLOWLY
WHEN THE EYE PRESSURE
IS TO HIGH!




SHOW YOUR EYES ...
WITH LENSES !!!





DAILIES: SAY IT WITH
YOUR EYES!
ARE THERE...
DISCREET MAGNIFIERS?



YES,  SUCH AS EASYPOCKET


METAMORPHOSIS
(=curved lines)




THIS MAY INDICATE AGE
RELATED MACULA
DEGENERATION
LASER » EXCIMER LASER (to get rid of glasses) »
ALTERNATIVE: LENSIMPLANTATION
Instead of grinding the lens: implanting a lens
  • LASIK: THE GOLDEN STANDARD FOR -10 UP TO +3

  • AN IMPLANT IS A GOOD ALTERNATIVE FOR HIGH MYOPIA (more than -10 ) AND MODERATE HYPERMETROPIA (more than +3)

Current status of refractive surgery 


A. Surgery on the cornea:
Scratches: good for pure myopia up to -3 to -4 on the age of 20y (age of 40j : to - 5) / price: 370€  little pain / good view after 1 day , the refraction is almost certainly between -1 and +1  / the other eye is treated after 1 week / not good for astigmatism
Normal excimerlaser: good from -1 to -8 (also for astigmatism (= cylindric glasses) / price: 1000€  / some pain / good view after a fiew days - weeks/ result between - 1 and +1 in 85 % of the cases / retreatment is possible but very painfull/ the other eye is treated after 1 week - 1 month
Excimer laser under corneaflap ("LASIK-procedure "): good between +3 and  -12(even if there is astigmatism  (= cylindrical glasses)  - this replaced the normal excimerlaser because of the many benefits!: no pain / good vision after 1 day / result between-1 and +1 in 85 % of the cases /  additional treatment is easy and painless, because the flap can be detached very easily / the other eye is treated after 2 - 7 days / only the price is higher: 1.125€ 
 
B. Surgery in the eye
clear lensextraction  (= cataractextraction without  a cloudy lens): good for very hight refraction abnormalities (- or +) with patiënts over 40y  (because reading glasses are necessary after this surgery  - on the age of 40 everyone needs readings glasses and it is more acceptable !) / they pay the operation back for a part / the next day the vision is good  / the other eye is treated after 1 week / when the strength isn't good, the lens can't be changed easily, but can be chosen for a corneal refractive technique ( such as scratches for residual myopia), for addition correction. Optionally an addition lens can be applied
Intra-oculair contactlenses  (= implantation of an extra lens above the own lens):
good for large refraction-abnormalities (- or +) with patients under 40y (there is no reading glasses necessary after the surgery!) / they pay a part of the operation back /very fast good vision / the other eye treated after 1 week / when the strength isn't good we can replace the lens easily. Two types are distinguished: " harde " iris-claw lens, that is fixed on the iris or  a "soft" intra-oculair contactlens, that is palced on the own lens (price: 1.125€ cfr lasertreatment). Because we have many experience with the iris claw lens, most people choose for this. The soft lenses give cataract fast (in the first test results).
 
Decision:
     - less than 20y: contactlenses
     - between 20 and 40 year: 
          - more than +3: hard lens implant
          - between  +1 and +3: lasik
          - between -1 and -3: scratches are possible but not ideal - when the price is important
          - between -1 and -10: lasik - more predictable than scratches- the eye is less vulnerable  
           * both eyes are lasered at the same time, unless the patient wants it otherwise!
          - above -10: implant of a hard contactlens
          * astigmatism can only partly be solved with scratches and implant contactlenses
     - more than 40 y:
Clear-lens-extraction for all high refraction disorders ( - and +) is possible. Astigmatism is a little bit difficult especially against the rule - astigmatism. Afterwards reading glasses are necessary. Also for far distance glasses are necessary (because the goal is usually a mild myopia). This correction is always lighter than before and the patient can function without glasses!

NOTE: surgery to eliminate reading glasses is possible but is still experimental !!

 
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SHOW YOUR EYES, WITH LENSES!
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