What is an excimer laser?

It is a laser device used to treat refractive defects in the eye. Refractive defects such as myopia and astigmatism are corrected according to certain standards and criteria. Therefore, Excimer laser surgery has taken its place in the medical world as a reliable method with clear rules and results.

The history of this technique

LASEK, a treatment option that can be applied in the treatment of low and moderate refractive errors, was approved by the FDA in 1995. It is a superficial ablation technique applied under the corneal epithelium. Easy to apply, takes 10-15 minutes, painless.

Who can apply the laser excimer?

People over the age of 18 who wear glasses or contact lensesThose whose ocular score has not changed more than 50.0 diopters in the past 1 yearMyopia – a number up to 10
Hyperopia up to 4+
Astigmatism up to 6-
The thickness of the corneal tissue is sufficient
Those who do not have any other disease in their eyes (corneal stenosis, intraocular pressure…)

Pros and cons:

Does the eye become dry after the laser excimer?

This dryness can be removed with artificial tears. There is no need to use a tear over time

What are the risks of glaucoma (intraocular pressure) after laser treatment?

Excimer laser steroid drops used after surgery may temporarily affect eye pressure in some patients. Increased intraocular pressure due to the use of eye drops returns to normal values when the drug is discontinued

Can cataract surgery be performed after Laser Excimer treatment?

The Laser Excimer process does not cause any obstacle to eye treatment

Will the retina be damaged in the Laser Excimer treatment?

Laser Excimer is a procedure that is applied to the corneal layer in front of the eye. There is no risk that the retina will be damaged by this procedure

Does pain or bleeding occur with Excimer Laser treatment?

The laser excimer is applied to the free part of the eye (cornea) and no bleeding occurs. In addition, patients do not feel pain during the procedure due to the use of drip anesthesia