STEPS TO VISUAL FREEDOM: YOUR LASIK JOURNEY.
to remove your contact lenses (soft lenses
at least 2 days, ideally 1 week, hard lenses for 3 weeks
- that you are not pregnant or nursing
- that you are not a keratoconus patient
- that you do not have an immunological disease
- that you are not a diabetic patient with an unregulated blood
- that you do not have connective tissue or vascular disease
(abnormalities in the healing of the wounds)
- that you are not taking pills such as Accutane, Amiadorone
or high doses of steroids.
Besides your medical history, a detailed eye examination, videotopography (corneal
map), 3D analysis of the anterior segments of the eyes and ultrasonic pachymetry
for evaluating corneal thickness are necessary tests for us to plan your
From this data if we deduct that a custom ablation will work
better for your eyes, then we may proceed to another test:
aberrometry or wave-front analysis.
Generally this is the case for people with irregular astigmatism, previous
history of eye trauma or complicated vision correction surgery.
During the eye exam, we instill drops into your eyes to widen
the pupils in order to see the back part of your eyes better.
Also for obtaining a reliable
value of your refractive error we put drops that temporarily stop your
accommodation. This may cause blurry near vision and sensitivity
to light for a few hours.
This is the laser procedure step. Before the procedure, you will
be thoroughly informed about the procedure. We will prepare you
by explaining to you the procedure through the patient's point
Our psychiatry and NLP trained doctor will provide you the support you'll need
in the laser room. This service is unique in Europe and exclusively available
to EyeSTAR patients. Besides the best LASIK results, we want you to remember
your LASIK experience as a pleasant one. We recommend to you to bring the
CD or tape of the songs that relaxes you. We will play it during your LASIK
procedure. We may also hold your hand if this helps you feel safe and comfortable.
Generally after the LASIK procedure a few hours of discomfort
is anticipated. Normally this discomfort has been described as
a foreign body sensation in the eyes, burning and tearing. But
thanks to our new medication regime our patients do not report
to us any of these complaints but sometimes some tearing. We recommend
to our patients to sleep after the LASIK procedure. In fact this
is why we prefer doing our procedures in the evening.
The "Wow" Day
The day after your treatment your eyes will be examined to be
sure that they are recovering well.
this eye exam,
you are ready to go sightseeing or shopping in the Grand Bazaar!