What is eye laser surgery?
Laser eye surgery enables people with short-sightedness, far-sightedness and/or astigmatism to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. With laser eye surgery, the doctor treating you uses a computer-assisted laser system to shape the upper layer of the cornea in such a way that the ametropia is compensated.
More than 30 million people worldwide have already regained their sight thanks to eye laser surgery. In Germany alone, more than 100,000 people decide to have their eyes lasered every year.
Free State of Bavaria – Treatment contracts, medical services and billing are handled by legally independent ophthalmologists.
Eyes laser treatment methods and costs
Depending on the type and severity of the ametropia and the condition of the cornea, various eye laser methods are available.
1The exact billing is done according to the German Gebührenordnung für Ärzte (GOÄ).
Eye Laser Surgery: Treatment and procedure of the eye laser surgery
Eye laser treatment can fundamentally change the attitude towards life of ametropia. We accompany our patients step by step into their life without glasses.
Before the eyes are lasered, we examine your eyes thoroughly. Through comprehensive examinations with precise measurement technology, we lay the foundation for optimal treatment results.
On surgery day, we prepare your eyes for the eye laser surgery with numbing drops. Upon your wish, you will be given a light sedative. Anesthesia is not necessary. The treatment only takes about 10 minutes per eye, and the actual use of the laser only takes a few seconds. After an initial follow-up examination, you can go home. Many LASIK patients can see well on the same day – without any glasses.
After the surgery
Please follow the recommendations in the eye drop schedule that you will receive on the day of treatment. With these behavioral recommendations and regular follow-up examinations, nothing stands in the way of optimally restoring your vision.
How safe is eye laser surgery?
Eye laser surgery is one of the safest surgical procedures in the world. During a thorough preliminary examination, we precisely measure every millimeter of your eye and determine whether your eyes are suitable for eye laser surgery. If this is the case, only proven treatment methods are used at CARE Vision based on the extensively tested LASIK and PRK/LASEK method.
The extensive experience of the CARE Vision doctors who specialize in eye laser surgery also contribute to a very high level of treatment safety. We have already treated more than 1,000,000 eyes in association with Clínica Baviera with excellent results.
Frequently asked questions about eye lasers surgery (FAQ)
We advise our patients against laser treatment during pregnancy, as vision can change due to hormonal changes during pregnancy.
During the entire laser eye treatment, your eye movements are monitored by an eye tracker system, which immediately compensates for the smallest movements of your eyes or switches off the laser prematurely.
This question worries many patients, but it is quite simple. During the treatment you will be fitted with an eye clamp (speculum) which will hold the eyelids open. Unintentional closing of the eyes is therefore no longer possible.
The costs of an eye laser treatment are partially or completely covered by some private health. Unfortunately, the statutory health insurance companies generally do not cover the costs of eye laser surgery. Under certain conditions, however, you can deduct the costs as an extraordinary burden from tax insurance companies. Please ask your health insurance provider directly for the exact conditions.
You can do these sports again just two to three days after the eye laser surgery. If necessary (especially in wind or dust), only protective glasses should be worn. edarf (insbesondere bei Wind oder Staub) ist lediglich eine Schutzbrille zu tragen.
No, you cannot go blind as a result of having your eyes lasered. The laser beam only hits the top layer of the eye, which means that there is no risk of injury to the eye lens, retina or optic nerve. In rare cases, the eye may be under- or over-corrected (1-5%). However, this small deviation can be corrected in a follow-up treatment. In exceptional cases, an infection of the eye can occur. There may be an insignificant impairment of the tear film. A greater sensitivity to glare can arise at night, in which case light sources are surrounded by ring-shaped light reflections, or the view becomes slightly blurred. There may also be a temporary foreign body sensation in the eye or a harmless increase in intraocular pressure. Possible risks are explained in detail during the medical consultation.
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