Is the Lasik laser myopia operation painful?
Excimer laser surgery is analgesic. Thanks to the anesthetic drops supplied prior to the process, the sensation of pain is completely blocked and no discomfort is noted. The only discomfort that is noticed is the use of the device that prevents the closing of the eyelids.
Can it affect the laser that is used inside the eye?
The laser we use to reshape the cornea does not penetrate the eye. Its action is punctual on the surface, which has no impact at the intraocular level.
Can a patient be operated if their diopters of myopia continue to increase?
When we have a refractive defect to be able to be operated with Excimer laser we have to have a stability of that defect. It is useless to operate someone who has myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism if that defect is evolving over time. At the moment we operate, we correct the defect, but if it continues to evolve, soon after, it will be necessary to use glasses again. That's why in Clínica Nivaria We analyze the history of the patient and determine if his previous glasses match the current refraction. We always recommend a stability of at least one or two years depending on the defect.
Can someone who wants to have Lasik laser surgery use contact lenses?
The continued use of contact lenses is an inflammatory factor of the ocular surface. There are patients who tolerate it very well and there are patients who do not. It is true that when a patient wearing contact lenses is operated with this method he experiences an improvement in the health of his ocular surface, which is very important. Pre-surgically it is important that the eye is not inflamed so it is recommended to abstain from its use between a week or 10 days before the operation. This would avoid possible inflammatory effects. However, we will also associate other active ingredients that soothe and soothe the eye in addition to the usual treatment.
When a patient re-enters his / her usual activity after the operation?
In the case of Excimer laser, the reincorporation to the habitual activity depends on the dry eye and working conditions. When we are operating a user of contact lenses, the dry eye is already important preoperatively, which depends on each case. There are patients who at 3 days are in perfect conditions and their working conditions do not entail an additional dryness of the eye, which can quickly be incorporated into their normal life, but there are others who because of their previous dry eye or the previous abusive use of lenses of contact may take a little longer to join their usual activity, maybe two weeks.