Throughout the procedure, the computer-controlled laser generates a beam of radiation that, by irradiating the cornea, changes its shape and effectively corrects the vision defect. The procedure is performed under drop anaesthesia and can take just a few minutes to as much as ten minutes depending on the level of correction needed. These procedures utilise the German Schwind excimer laser, the most modern laser on the market for corrective procedures.
Correctable vision defects:
- myopic astigmatism
- hyperopic astigmatism
The procedure is available to persons between 21 and 55 years of age.
The patient eligibility test determines whether it is possible to perform the procedure on the patient, as well as the expected effect and risk level. The test takes approximately 2 hours, during which, the pupils are dilated, which will cause temporary deterioration of vision acuity. The week prior to the scheduled eligibility test, we advise patients that they must not wear soft contact lenses.
Refractive surgeries do not correct presbyopia which requires wearing reading glasses. The principle cause of this is the age-related loss of lens elasticity and reduced eye accommodation. This defect may be corrected by Presby Lasik or intraCOR procedures.
- less than 21 years of age
- cataract, glaucoma
- cornea or retina degeneration
- active inflammatory eye diseases
- autoimmunological diseases
- cardiac pacemaker implant
- pregnancy or breast-feeding
- neoplastic diseases