Are you considering laser eye surgery because you are short-sighted or long-sighted, but still have a number of questions and concerns? On this page, we provide answers to the questions frequently asked by our patients.
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1. How much does Femto-Lasik treatment cost?
As you might expect, it’s a bit like comparing apples and oranges. There is a wide variety of offerings in laser eye surgery.
At Focus Eye Clinic we use the most recent technique of Femto-Lasik. Unless medical circumstances require otherwise, the cost of surgery is about 3000 euro for both eyes.
Consult the pricing list for more information.
2. Is there a risk of decreased night-vision or contrasting?
With the laser apparatus currently available applying broad laser beam spots (6.5mm tot 9.0 mm), there is no risk of diminished night-vision. In fact laser treatment improves contrasting in circumstances of reduced light and darkness.
3. Will I have dry eyes after the procedure?
Dry eyes was indeed the most common temporary complication with the mechanical technique. But with the current Femto-Lasik equipment and adequate pre-operative preparations, the risk of dry eyes syndrome is significantly reduced. We treat any temporary decrease in tearing with artificial tears and tear-duct plugs.
4. I am very short/near-sighted. Am I a candidate?
With Femto-Lasik we can treat high levels of myopia. By virtue of the thin flaps made by the Femto-Lasik laser, we can easily treat short-sightedness up to -11.
5. What are the risks involved with Lasik?
There is clear evidence that Femto-Lasik is safer regarding possible complications than is the daily use of contact lenses. For the moment, the primary, actual risk is that you may require a further corrective Femto-Lasik procedure, but this risk is less than 1%.
6. Can I treat my long-sightedness and difficulty reading with Lasik?
The Wavelight apparatus can treat long-sightedness (hypermetropia) up to 6D in a reliable manner. Presbyopia (old-age long-sightedness)or similar difficulty reading can be helped by Presby-Lasik or by the Monovision strategy.
7. Is the correction of astigmatism by laser reliable?
Of course an astigmatism –even of a serious degree–can be treated with Femto-Lasik. The equipment we use is rated to 6D. In many cases of treating an astigmatism we have achieved a sharpness of vision without further correction after the operation that is better than what existed prior to the operation but with additional correction.
8. I heard that the Lasik procedure only gives temporary results.
This is not true. Of course if you undergo the procedure for short-sightedness at age 25, naturally you may still develop presbyopia or old-age long-sightedness when you reach middle-age.
9. What is Relex Smile?
RELEX is an abbreviation of Refractive Lenticule Extraction. SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. Relex Smile is a surgical technique developed for the treatment of myopia. It differs from other techniques because it does not involve the creation of a so-called ‘flap’. Learn more.