Most frequent questions and answers
We provide ReLEx SMILE treatment, Femto LASIK treatment, Cataract Surgery, ICL surgery, eye-related minor operation and general ophthalmology
Generally, a suitable candidate will be at least 18 years of age, have had a stable vision for the last 12 months, is not pregnant, is free of certain diseases of the cornea and retina and is generally in good health.
Your surgeon will advise this after a thorough examination at a consultation.
The eye has a self-monitoring and self-regulating mechanism to keep itself lubricated. Following LASIK, this mechanism is disrupted, causing dry eyes. About one to two months following surgery, proper functioning is restored, and tear production returns to baseline. However, in some patients, especially with a preexisting dry eye condition, the post-operative recovery can be delayed or incomplete. However, this condition very rarely affects the health of the eye and can be managed effectively with various treatments.
Your eye will be gently held open by a lid retractor, so you do not have to worry about blinking.
LASIK does not cause or advance cataract. If we live long enough we will probably all develop cataract. Cataract occur in a different part of the eye (the lens inside the eye) and can easily be treated later in life after LASIK.
Unfortunately, there is not a way to prevent a cataract from forming. Cataract are a natural part of the aging process for some people.
During cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. The process generally takes less than 10 minutes per eye.
We do not put patients to sleep for cataract surgery. It is an uncommon practice to be fully sedated during cataract surgery these days. We use topical numbing drops during your procedure instead of a numbing injection. The procedure itself is short and painless.
Most patients can drive and return to normal activities the next day. The only restrictions are no eye makeup, contact sports, swimming, or excessively dusty locations for two weeks following the surgery. It can take up to 6 months for your vision to fully adjust to any premium lens implants.