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Should I have my eyes lasered?


Should I have my eyes lasered?

Dr. med. Ken Selde

FMH specialist doctor for ophthalmology and eye surgery


 

Safety first

Many people dependent on glasses or contact lenses would like to live without these visual aids. As an ophthalmological specialty, refractive eye surgery can offer a remedy. The human eye can suffer a large number of individual visual defects or a combination of several visual defects simultaneously. This can increase the level of suffering and lead to the decision to have the visual defects corrected surgically. We recommend that you only rely on proven experts who can offer you the best and safest forms of surgery.

 

Different methods with the same objective

Different methods can be used if you want to have your eyes lasered.

 

  • LASIK: Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis
  • PRK: Photorefractive keratectomy

 

The most commonly used method worldwide is the LASIK method, in which a corneal flap is formed with a flap incision, which is then folded to the side. The laser is then used to give the cornea the desired shape. The corneal flap is then repositioned.

 

 

The world’s first laser procedure of the 1990s, the PRK method, to the development of which I already directly contributed in 1991, is currently experiencing a renaissance. What is the difference to the LASIK method? The PRK method is nothing other than the LASIK method without prior flap incision. Today, corneal tomography can accurately measure the structure of the cornea prior to the intervention. This allows the laser to calculate the target amount without touching or physically manipulating the eye during treatment. At the end of the treatment, the patient receives special eye drops that act for a few seconds. This procedure is call the new TransPRK.

 

Risk assessment

State-of-the-art techniques are making all procedures safer. Even NASA classifies today’s laser procedures as safe for its astronauts. Nevertheless, all procedures pose risks – albeit statistically low. We will discuss these with you as part of a consultation and weigh up the risks and opportunities together.

 

My main objective is your well-being

What is most important to me as a doctor? The patient should always feel comfortable during the consultation and treatment. I achieve treatment success and patient satisfaction with my 30 years of experience, comprehensive know-how and state-of-the-art technologies. We are currently treating patients with the latest system by Schwind, the leading supplier of laser technology. We hold regular information evenings on laser eye surgery during which you can ask your questions. We would also be happy to advise you personally.


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