You can really amaze your friends at parties with this information, and it helps you to make an informed decision on deciding if Laser Eye Surgery is right for you.
The eye is set into a bony shell, called the orbit, and surrounding by soft fatty tissue. The eye’s movement are controlled by extraocular muscles, so you can look around in various directions without having to turn your whole head.
The glass-like cornea is the outermost part of the eye; it’s the bit that gets easily irritated by dust. It’s about a half a millimetre thick and about 12mm across, and is basically a section of the sphere that makes up the entire eyeball.
It’s the part that is responsible for refracting most of the light that enters the eye, so it’s hugely important in your ability to focus properly. Even the tiniest change in the shape of your cornea makes a big difference in the resulting focus.
This is why most laser eye surgery is Refractive Surgery, as it involves changing the shape of the cornea to treat focusing or refractive errors.
The cornea actually has several layers to it, called the epithelium, stroma and endothelium. The Bowman membrane lies between the epithelium and the stroma and the Descemet layer between the stroma and the endothelium.
This is great party trivia-although you might find yourself standing alone in a corner. With your cornea chat and your drink.
The epithelium is made up of lots of cells-5 layers of them to be exact- which have the ability to multiply, and is covered by the tear film.
Because of its ability to regenerate itself, it’s essentially self-healing and usually fixes itself within a couple of days, which is very handy for eye surgery patients.
The stroma, the main layer of the cornea, takes up most of the space and is made of collagen fibres, which form lamellar sheets like the pages of a notebook.
It’s the packing and spacing of these collagen fibres that provides the transparency of the eye, and the stromal cells (keratocytes) can’t reproduce themselves, and don’t have nerve endings so feel no pain. They give your eye its strength and its dome-like shape, and that’s why refractive surgery is generally performed on this layer.
The endothelium, which is the innermost layer of the cornea, looks like a transparent honeycomb under a microscope. It’s only one layer of cells, but it plays a vital function in keeping the cornea transparent; there is a balance of liquid in the cornea and this is maintained by pumping excess liquid by means of the endothelium.
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I had my PRK done on both eyes , and im happy with the result. The post operation pain was extreme but it settled down after 4 days. Now i feel great after 2 weeks post operation no complications what so ever , other than blurry vision now and then, but its improving every day
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LASIK was so easy and pain free. It’s one week post surgery and my eye sight is wonderful. I couldn’t recommend enough.
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I have been wearing glasses for over 20 years. I always hated wearing contact lenses and I got to a time in my life that I needed a change. A friend recommended optilase, I went for the free consultation and the person that did all the exams was really nice and I felt safe and confident enough to go ahead, I was recommended the PRK. I Put on a piece of paper how much I spent and would still spend on glasses for the next 10 years, and the surgery was for sure cheaper than that. My prescription was very high, both eyes, myopia and astigmatism Optilase provided all the information I needed, in clear manner. And they always made clear that there was nothing wrong with my eyes, it was my own choice to go for the surgery. The day of the surgery I was a bit nervous, who wouldn't? But then, from the reception to the surgeon, they were all so nice and welcoming. Hernandez performed the procedure, lovely surgeon, again all information was provided the way it should. I was instructed in what I should and should not do. The actual procedure took less than 15min, I felt nothing, no discomfort or anything. The whole process is very well done by the team, if I remember well around 3 people supporting the surgery plus one other girl providing pos surgery instructions. Right after the procedure I could already see much better than before without glasses! I couldn't believe it, I cried, thanked everyone and left the clinic knowing that I made the best choice. The recovery for PRK is a bit longer, I stayed for 2 full days no phones, or any screens. In the dark. If you have a little one, I would recommend to have someone minding them, as you are very limited in what you can do for the day of and day after surgery. It is hard to open the eyes, the second day after surgery was the toughest, I thought all went wrong as the vision got worst, but again I was advised it could happen. Note that this was my experience and could be different for other people. The 3rd day I felt nothing and could see much better already. Light sensitivity was very high, and still, 6 days after surgery, but nothing that a sun glasses would not help. My vision still blurred, but I need no glasses to see, my eyes feel dry sometimes, but the eye drops provided helps with it and and am very happy with the results already, even knowing it takes a bit longer to fully recover the vision. I'm back to work (screen at 200% to make sure I dont force my eyes too much) and I have had no headaches or anything, which I would have all the time looking at screens for most of my day. I cannot recommend Optilase enough, they are amazing! If you want to do something for your self and want a place you can trust, go for it, choose Optilase. Thanks to the whole team for one of the best things I did for my self!
Great experience all tound from start to finish. Every step explained in great detail. Eyesight was better than 20/20 the next day. Would highly recommend using optilase for laser eye surgery
Surgeon was great! Talked me through everything as the surgery was happening. Bit of discomfort during surgery and very painful for 2-3 hrs after but put more drops in and took a nap and then completely fine after. Colette for my consultation and post op was so friendly and helpful. Overall, great experience.
I highly recommend Optilase for laser eye surgery. The process from the initial consultation to the post surgery check ups was quite smooth and professional. The staff working at the clinic was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The surgery was over in minutes and I didn't feel any pain. The doctor kept an open communication with me during the surgery what made a big difference.