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I have had strabismus from my childhood, now I am 22. They say a surgery cannot restore vision, why to go for it then?
Strabismus treatment is a complex and long process, and it is best managed when started early. If the problem has not been attended in childhood, it may lead to functional vision acuity deterioration of the affected eye called amblyopia. With strabismus images seen by the eyes are very different, and the brain for the sake of visual chaos protection blocks images from the squinted eye. Vision on the eye can be lost forether. Modern conservative and surgical procedures allow to correct strabismus in most cases, however the final outcome forecast can be obtained only after a comprehensive vision testing. Binocular vision (when images from both eyes are merged by brain into integrated image) is restored mainly by apparatus assisted exercises, special training and complex vision stimulation. Indeed strabismus surgery is first of all a cosmetic procedure as in most cases it cannot restore binocular vision. But sometimes it is rather important for professional and private success.
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.
I live outside of Russia, but I’m planning to have my cataract extraction surgery in Russia, because I think that Russian surgeons offer the best value for money. I would like to find out if it is true that I won’t have to stay in the hospital bed before and after the surgery. I need this information to plan out my itinerary beforehand.
Yes, you won’t have to stay in hospital. All our cataract extraction surgeries require no hospitalization. Patients operated for cataract require no special care after the surgery. The ocular tissues and structures are treated with maximum care to ensure the shortest possible recovery period so that the patient can resume his or her normal lifestyle quite quickly.