Correction of far-sightedness - laser treatment and alternatives

Correction of far-sightedness - laser treatment and alternatives

If you recognize distant objects clearly but have difficulty deciphering the newspaper in front of your face, you may have far-sightedness or hyperopia. Far-sightedness is often discovered relatively late in life, since the visual system can compensate for far-sightedness to a certain degree as long as the lens of the eye is still flexible enough. To correct for far-sightedness, a vision aid (eyeglasses or contact lenses) is needed. Alternatively, one may undergo laser treatment.

To treat far-sightedness, part of the anterior cornea is removed. Consequently the optical characteristics of the cornea will change. Modern high-precision devices can adapt the refractive power of the eye so exactly that one will see perfectly again.

In the treatment, first a surface area of the cornea is cut open and flapped away. Then the middle layer is stripped off by the laser. Following thorough irrigation, the corneal surface is flapped back. The operation is practically painless. Since the laser uses a wavelength that is not detectable by the human eye, the laser treatment is not noticed at all.

The team at the Vienna Private Clinic will be happy to give you detailed information about appropriate treatment for your far-sightedness.

You can get more detailed information via our telephone Infoline or by e-mail. All contact information is available on our Contact page.