Laser treatment - correction of visual defects
Visual defects are not a matter of individual fate. Visual defects such as far-sightedness, near-sightedness or astigmatism have condemned millions of people to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. But alternative vision correction methods are now available. Ophthalmic laser treatments have become trusted ways to resolve visual defects with a single outpatient laser operation.
The eye laser corrects the shape of the cornea and ensures that vision defects can be eliminated in minutes. For laser treatment of the eyes, as a rule a so-called excimer laser treatment of the cornea is used. The goal is to change the so-called refractive power of the eye, thus the strength with which the incident light rays are bundled. The refractive power is measured in dioptres. In people with normal eyesight, the refractive power of the eye, the refractive power is aabout 65 dioptres. If the dioptre value is higher than that, the term “far-sightedness” is used; if less, it is “near-sightedness”.
There is now a full range of different laser treatments. Today, a so-called Lasik treatment is used to correct near-sightedness or far-sightedness. In this laser treatment method, first the top layer of the cornea is flapped away like a lid to reach deeper layers with the laser.
This ophthalmic laser offers the best prospects for success in the case of deviations up to -10 dioptres of near-sightedness, +4 dioptres of far-sightedness and up to -4 dioptres of astigmatism. Another method of laser treatment that offers advantages, especially in the case of rather thin corneas, is Lesik. Certain diseases or injuries to the cornea or retina may also be treated with the ophthalmic laser.
The team at the Ophthalmic Laser Centre of the Vienna Private Clinic will be happy to inform you in a private consultation about all details of the procedure, risks and costs of the optimal treatment for your case.
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