Laser Eye Surgery from Optilase is more popular than ever

28 Oct 2013

Laser Eye Surgery continues to be one of the most popular elective surgeries in the world and right here in Ireland, more and more people are opening their eyes to the lifelong benefits of the procedure.


While skeptics may consider Laser Eye Surgery a purely cosmetic course of action to avoid wearing corrective lenses, it is in fact a purposeful procedure that improves eye function and is completely life changing.


The entire procedure takes under half an hour and patients leave with 20/20 vision, never having to depend on glasses or contact lenses again.

Factors to be considered prior to Laser Eye Surgery

Like any procedure, especially one that involves your sight, pro’s and con’s need to be considered to make sure that Laser Eye Surgery is right for you.


One of the most important questions you must ask yourself is: how badly do you want to get rid of your glasses or contacts?


Laser Eye Surgery is a permanent procedure that alters the shape of your cornea. It involves removing tiny amounts of tissue using an Excimer Laser, which cannot be reversed once done.

Worried about the laser in Laser Eye Surgery?

One of the most common worries patients have relates to the notion of a laser beam going near their eye.


But, it is important to be open-minded when it comes to the science behind Laser Eye Surgery, because advances in technology mean that the procedure is safer than ever nowadays.


The Excimer Laser used during Laser Eye Surgery sends short pulses of light energy via a cool, 193nm laser beam to remove minute amounts of tissue from the cornea in order to produce a smooth, spherical surface.


No heat is generated by the laser and the back of the eye is unaffected, which means you don’t have to worry that the laser will burn your eyes.

Can anyone have Laser Eye Surgery?

Before you undergo Laser Eye Surgery, there of course are stringent conditions and criteria in place to maximize patient safety and visual outcome.

  • Patients must be over 18 – the refraction error of anyone younger may not have yet stabilized.
  • Stable prescription – your eyesight must not have worsened significantly in the past year.
  • Healthy Eyes – your retina, cornea and intra-ocular pressure are all in good shape.
  • Corneas must meet the minimum thickness requirements for surgery.
  • You have no diseases that could affect surgery outcome – unmanaged diabetes, rheumatoid conditions such as lupus, or any autoimmune disease.
  • Aware of the risks and possible complications of surgery
  • Realistic vision expectations

If you are interested in having Laser Eye Surgery, book your free consultation on +353 1 223 8821.

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