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At what age it is advisable to bring a baby for the first check and how often it should be repeated?
The first eye check is normally performed at maternity hospital, the next one should be at one month of age. Next are a must checks at 6 month and 1 year. The main task for such checks is to timely detect any innate pathology (congenial cataract, retinal underdevelopment, high intraocular pressure) and carry out necessary treatment, if necessary. Besides it is important to evaluate if eye development corresponds to age norm. The first year of life is a period of intensive eye development and growth therefore visits to an ophthalmologist are as important as seeing other doctors. The doctor will advise on future examinations schedule. The general advice is to bring your kid to see an ophthalmologist at least once a year.
Is Laser correction possible if one has thin cornea?
EXCIMER Clinic employs FemtoLASIK Laser vision correction technique. This perocedure may be used in various complicated visual system conditions, thin cornea included. But the main advantage of FemtoLASIK is quality correction outcomes. FemtoLASIK is assisted by two lasers: Femtosecond and Excimer. The correction principle is still same: change of shape of a refractive eye media – cornea, and the change occurs within mid layers of cornea. The key advantage is that the surgery is carried out based on patient’s individual parameters with highest accuracy of micrometer fraction of the surface corneal flap diameter, thickness, alignment and morphology. Such a flap is perfectly thin and smooth, eliminating any hazard of vision distortions under e.g. low light conditions, which may occur as results from other laser vision correction methods. FemtoLASIK eliminates the need for mechanical cuts of cornea, therefore after-surgery complications (yet very low with other laser vision correction procedures) become only “theoretically probable”.
EXCIMER Clinic is the only in Odessa to offer this procedure, and among only few in Ukraine to deliver it while this procedure has been successfully practiced in the world for over 10 years with about 1,5 million surgeries performed.
My mother had a nearsightedness correction 20 years ago and she says it was painful. Is it any better now?
A trail of negative speculations on vision correction has been there since the time when the only surgery was radial keratotomy. That procedure core was that special notches of up to 30% thickness were cut using a diamond knife on the cornea from pupil to periphery, and those cuts were adhering consequently, resulting in corneal surface change thus altering its refractive properties and improving vision. This was the great advantage. However there were a few drawbacks as well: the tools were far form micrometer accuracy so outcomes were pretty difficult to calculate and ensure. Healing of notches was not so fast and subject to individual regenerative abilities, often causing complications as well. Rehabilitation was slow and enforced a few limitations.
Excimer Laser introduction in ophthalmic surgery was a real breakthrough. Modern Laser vision correction surgery is performed as follows: a corneal flap of 90 to 130 micrometers thick is created and folded aside giving access to inner corneal layers; then the laser evaporates some corneal tissue, the flap is placed back and is self-fixed thanks to own collagen. There is no need for suturing as epithelium is restored along the flap border by itself. Patients start enjoy good vision already 1,5 to 2 hours after the correction.
Procedures keep advancing and the newest FemtoLASIK technique eliminates any mechanical contact. It is also known as «all–laser LASIK», since it is delivered assisted by two lasers: the Femtosecond laser creates corneal flap and Excimer laser corrects corneal shape. Thanks to the procedure being non-contact recovery is very fast with practically no unpleasant sensations possible.