Problems with Your Eyes?
With the advanced technology of Laser Excimer, you can wave goodbye to your long-sightedness, shortsightedness and astigmatism problems forever. All it requires is a simple operation, which is both accurate and safe and does not require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation.
Sanitas offers you the latest techniques and technology in laser eye surgery, giving you access to this service with complete peace of mind. More than 10,000 clients have benefitted from this treatment with Sanitas.
Benefits of this technique
- High precision and safety
- Fast intervention: in one session of just 20 minutes, you can operate on both eyes.
- Minimally invasive techniques
- Does not require a general anaesthetic
- Immediate recovery
- Complete check-up to ensure the successful outcome of the treatment
Exclusive advantages of Sanitas
- First consultation is free, with top specialists, valued at 120 € approx.
- Special discounts
- Set price including consultations and corrections up until discharge
- Financing available at 0% interest during the 1st year
- Competent medical staff whose professionalism and experience guarantees you the peace of mind you need when you make your decision
Now is the time to improve your image and enjoy freedom and quality of life: - you can forget your glasses and contact lenses forever!
Refractive Surgery is a combination of surgical techniques that aims at eliminating or minimising the refractive defects of the eye such as shortsightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (lazy eye).
In a normal eye, the image that reaches the eye undergoes a process known as refraction and projects itself onto the retina, thus allowing the image to transmit itself to the brain and is interpreted clearly. However, when the eye has a refractive defect, the image projects itself anomalously, which causes an unclear interpretation of the image and therefore blurred vision. Refractive defects we can suffer from are:
- Myopia: the shortsighted eye sees close objects clearly but distant ones are seen with difficulty
- Long-sightedness: Objects close to the sufferer appear blurred
- Astigmatism: A person with astigmatism has a distorted view, both far and near. Astigmatism is often accompanied by myopia or long-sightedness
The solution to these eye problems is laser eye surgery. One of the main advantages of this surgery is the accuracy of the Laser Excimer for its cutting precision. This laser emits ultraviolet light, which when applied to the cornea (outer structure of the eye), produces a polishing effect in order to change the curvature and achieve the correct focus of images. This kind of light disappears into the surface of the eye, being unable to penetrate further, or alter any other structure of the eye (lens, retina, etc).
Types of laser surgery
- LASIK is the most widespread method and preferred by both physicians and patients due to its high rate of success and the rapid recovery of patients. Laser surgery involves sectioning, and setting aside a small surface of the cornea (corneal flap), then using the laser, polishing or sculpting the tissue through the cornea. This is then re-covered with the corneal flap that was previously removed.
- The method known as intralasik is a type of technology used to replace the mechanical blade called a microkerat, traditionally used to cut the corneal flap during a procedure for correcting vision with lasers. Instead of creating the flap with a scalpel, the laser intralasik uses a quick and painless incision.
First of all, call us on 902 310 122 and we will provide you with a free initial consultation, in which you undergo all the necessary tests to assess whether you are suitable for the treatment.
The analysis prior to the operation is fundamental because it will enable our highly qualified ophthalmologists to interpret the data, make the diagnosis and select the proper technique to treat the visual impairment. At this time, in addition to the diagnosis, they can also explain the peculiarities of the case, the surgical indications and technique to be used, together with any alternatives and possible complications.
- You are advised to come to the clinic accompanied and wearing comfortable clothes. It is not necessary to abstain from eating, however, you should not wear make-up or use perfume. Before surgery, some anaesthetic eye drops will be applied so that you do not feel anything during the procedure.
- The operation begins with the application of anaesthetic eye drops and immobilisation of the eye to avoid blinking.
- A thin layer of the cornea similar to a lens is lifted with either the microkeratome blade or by the Laser Excimer to cut into the deeper layers of the cornea, changing its curvature and correcting the defect in dioptres.
- During the operation the laser is applied to the middle layer of the cornea for 15 to 45 seconds (depending on the type and size of the defect to be treated).
- Subsequently, the corneal flap is repositioned and fixes itself without need for stitches, as it will adhere itself in minutes.
- Adults must be over 18 years and maximum of 50 years (surgery is ideally recommended up to age 45).
- You must have ocular stability, meaning that there have been no changes for at least a year.
- Patients with pacemakers or who are pregnant and patients with keratoconus should not be operated upon. However, if you have any illness at all, you should consult your ophthalmologist before undergoing this procedure.
- You must remain without contact lenses for long enough to undergo corneal topography, so that the cornea regains its normal shape. This is generally 2 weeks in the case of soft contact lenses, 3 weeks in case of semi-rigid contact lenses and 4 weeks in the case of rigid lenses.
- You must be within dioptre ranges:
- Myopia: between 0.5 and 10 dioptres.
- Long-sightedness and Astigmatism: from 0.5 to 5 dioptres.
- It is not necessary to have a health insurance policy with Sanitas to use this service.
After surgery, you will stay at the clinic with your eyes closed for about 15 minutes, after which you will have your first check-up. The doctors will explain what treatment to follow and what you can or cannot do. After this, your eyesight will be good enough to allow you to leave the clinic to go home. The entire process usually lasts about an hour.
At this time, you may notice slight discomfort or itching, as well as possible grittiness in the eye. You will see better than before the surgery without glasses, although visual improvement will continue from the next day onwards.
Normally, three postoperative checkups will be made before discharge:
1. The next day
2. After 1 month
3. At 3 months
To be able to improve your vision permanently, you must meet the following requirements:
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