YOUR QUESTIONS ON LASER EYE SURGERY



  • Can all impairments be operated?
  • Can I have surgery if I am hypermetropic and astigmatic at the same time, or myopic and astigmatic, or hypermetropic and presbyopic?
  • What is the minimum age for eye surgery?
  • Can both eyes be operated on at the same time?
  • Is the operation painful?
  • How long does a laser operation last?
  • Will I be conscious during the operation?
  • How do I know if I can have laser vision correction?
  • How long after the intervention does vision become optimal?
  • Is the intervention reimbursed by Basic health insurance or by additional insurance?
  • Are there any risks during an operation?
Can all impairments be operated?

Laser vision correction corrects myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia (except in the case of pathological vision problems).

Can I have surgery if I am hypermetropic and astigmatic at the same time, or myopic and astigmatic, or hypermetropic and presbyopic?

Yes, two visual defects in combination can be corrected with the laser, and in a single operating session.

What is the minimum age for eye surgery?

The eye must have finished its growth, this is generally the case around twenty years of age as a rule. In addition, the visual defect must have been stable for at least one year.

Can both eyes be operated on at the same time?

Absolutely, the LASIK technique makes it possible to operate on both eyes during the same operating session.

Is the operation painful?

The intervention is in itself painless. For enhanced comfort, it is performed under local anaesthesia using eye drops.

How long does a laser operation last?

In total the operation lasts approximately 6 minutes for both eyes. Visual acuity is however corrected by the laser in just a few seconds.

Will I be conscious during the operation?

Yes, you are conscious during the operation because it is painless – the laser correction only lasts a few seconds for both your eyes

How do I know if I can have laser vision correction?

A thorough preoperative examination is necessary. This makes it possible to measure the level of your visual impairment, to detect any possible contraindication and to determine the most suitable technique in discussion with the doctor.

How long after the intervention does vision become optimal?

The hallmark of the LASIK technique is rapid recovery of vision. In fact, most patients recover almost all of their final vision within 12 hours after the operation. In some cases, visual recovery is somewhat slower, especially in operated patients who suffered from hypermetropia and presbyopia combined.

Is the intervention reimbursed by Basic health insurance or by additional insurance?

The intervention is unfortunately not reimbursed by basic insurance, nor by additional ones (except Tarmed). However, some insurance companies cover a set amount similarly to the partial reimbursement of new glasses. Ask your health insurance if this is the case.

Are there any risks during an operation?

As with any surgery, there is no such thing as zero risk. Complications are possible but they remain the exception. Preoperative examinations are very thorough in order to rule them out as much as possible.


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