Life without glasses and contact lens is possible, thanks to a LASIK operation. LASIK surgery is a proven laser eye procedure which is conducted in lasik germany® centres nationwide by high-volume surgeons. Under the direction of Dr. Jörg Fischer, proven LASIK experts perform over 1000 eye operations independently every year.In addition to experience and competence, our work is distinguished by our use of the most modern laser technology in a LASIK operation.
LASIK on the eye is done on an outpatient basis and takes only few minutes. LASIK eye surgery is generally free of complications and patients usually only experience a slight feeling of tension.In the course of LASIK surgery, the middle cornea is remodelled with the help of an eye laser and helps the patient gain new vision.
A LASIK operation to improve vision is the most frequently applied eye operation in the world, and has been offered in lasik germany® centres in Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Oberhausen for many years with great success.
Preparation for LASIK surgery
Once you have decided on LASIK surgery, you are first examined in detail. For the preliminary investigation, please plan on an hour to measure your exact vision strength, pupil size as well as the corneal thickness with the most modern computer technology. Based on the results, your eye surgeon will specify an individual treatment and laser procedure. At the same time, the recorded data serve as basic information for the surgeon who will perform the LASIK surgery on your eye. Eye laser surgery is done on an outpatient basis. It is quite sufficient if you arrive at your lasik germany® centre 1 hour before your appointment.
Every eye is individual. Yet with the precise computer-aided measurement of your eye before the LASIK surgery, the physician can determine the success and the individual steps of the operation exactly. Imaging information from approx. 9000 measuring points is referred to in planning the operation and transferred to the laser as treatment parameters. This way, the cornea can be modelled extremely accurately by the high-tech laser. The eye measurement before the LASIK surgery consists of the following steps:
Measurement of the eye surface (topography)
The micro-exact measurement of the cornea provides information about height and curvature values. The cornea topography also determines possibly existing cornea damage.
Measurement of the internal pressure of the eye (tonometry)
onometry serves above all the early detection of glaucoma (green star). If there is increased internal pressure of the eye, i.e. over 10 and 21 mm mercury column (mmHg), the eye is at risk for glaucoma.
he length of the eyeball and its sections are measured by laser. This method provides an accurate calculation of the post-operative refractivity of the eye.
Determination of the dioptre number
he objective (visual acuity) and subjective (refraction) refractive power of your eyes are determined with most modern wavefront aberrometer.
Measurement of the cornea (pachymetry)
The determination of the corneal thickness of your eye is done using ultrasound.
Determination of the pupil diameter (pupillometry)
n order to establish the sensitivity of your eyes, the width of the pupil and its change are measured under different light effects (day/night) with a special measuring instrument called a pupillometer.
Retina diagnostics (OCT)
Optical coherence tomography is one of the most accurate ways to determine degenerations, retinal detachments and other types of damage to the retina. Before the OCT the patient’s pupils are dilated with eye drops.
The surgeon renders the eye to be treated with LASIK insensitive to pain, using drops. He then fixes it carefully with a small ring, which lightly adheres to the eyeball.A slight pressure on the eye is noticeable.
While the mechanical microkeratome (microblade) prepares the corneal flap with the standard LASIK keratome, a laser is used for the comfort and premium femto LASIK procedures. The femtosecond laser creates very thin corneal flaps of precise dimensions, You will feel a slight pressure and your field of vision will go dark for approx. one minute. This is completely normal. Opening: The corneal covering is unfolded. You won’t feel this. Now your eye surgeon can reach the layers of the internal cornea with the laser light.
The corneal covering is unfolded. You won’t feel this. Now your eye surgeon can reach the layers of the internal cornea with the laser light.
The laser models the tissue
Guided by the computer, the cool laser light of the laser now gently models the treatment zone. A narrow, 1-2 mm wide ray strikes the eye with the speed of light, which allows the eye to recover between pulses. Even minimal eye movements are therefore immediately recognised and accounted for. An extremely smooth corneal surface is produced, which compensates for your defective vision precisely according to your individual measurements. The LASIK laser eye treatment takes only a few minutes.
Power of self-healing
Directly after the eye lasers the corneal cover is closed over again. It clings to the eyeball. It covers the treated surface like the body’s own plaster. The surgeon does not need to suture the incision, as the eye heals itself. Right after the surgery, the vision in this eye is somewhat blurry and the patient first has the feeling of having a small foreign body in their eye. This irritation subsides after approximately three hours. The eye feels natural.
Immediately after the LASIK operation we check your eye again. You can then go home without any annoying bandage! On the day after LASIK surgery, you can already see almost normally again without eyeglasses. In the first weeks, vision can still adjust slightly; permanent stability is usually reached after four to six weeks.