After carrying out an optometric and ophthalmological assessment , your ophthalmologist surgeon will choose the technique most suited to the nature and strength of your visual defect. In addition, the choice of the type of laser operation must take into account the thickness and curvature of your cornea, as well as your age and your ophthalmological history.
For laser surgery, you must remove your contact lenses: 48 hours before for soft lenses and a week before for hard lenses.
The operation can cause visual blur for a few hours. As this can interfere with driving, it is therefore necessary to be accompanied for the return home.
To completely numb your eyes, a few eye drops will be applied shortly before the laser operation. Next, you will lie down comfortably under the laser device, with light music in the background to help you relax. Several people from the team will be present, in addition to the surgeon, to best meet your needs. Let us guide you.
With your eyelids held open, the surgeon proceeds to realise a corneal hood (or corneal flap). Depending on the technique used, the surgeon will use different instruments. He will use a microkeratome (precision surgical instrument) during the LASIK operation. But for the intervention by LASIK 100% laser, he will realise the corneal flap with a Femtosecond laser. The surgeon then lifts the flap to apply the computer-controlled Excimer laser. Finally, he puts it back in place without any stitches. The same procedure is applied to the other eye.
The painless operation takes around 7 minutes for both eyes. At the end of the intervention, the vision is blurred for a few minutes and gradually improves in the hours that follow. You therefore return to your home the same day as the laser treatment and, in the majority of cases, you can resume normal activity the next day.
The LASIK operation allows you to obtain a better quality of vision and, consequently, to do without further optical correction (glasses, lenses). Most patients recover almost all of their final vision within 12 hours of the procedure.
In some cases, visual recovery is slower, particularly in patients who were operated on for hypermetropia and presbyopia . For the latter, the recovery of near vision is almost immediate but the stabilisation of far vision can take a few weeks or even a few months. Pending complete stabilisation of vision, it may be necessary to temporarily wear a slight correction for far vision in certain circumstances (for example driving a car).
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