Laser vision correction
a safe alternative to traditional glasses and contact lenses
permanent method of restoring full visual acuity
quick and completely painless procedure
individually tailored treatment procedures
the longest 12-year warranty in Poland
Laser vision correction (laser refractive surgery) – consists in modelling of the anterior corneal surface with laser which results in elimination of refractive error. It flattens the cornea in the centre in myopic patients and steepens the cornea in hyperopic patients so their vision after the surgery is as good as in the best-fitted glasses before the procedure. Laser vision correction offers a safe alternative to traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses. Laser surgery is a permanent method which restores a complete visual acuity. The patients confirm that the effects are noticeable as soon as on the second day after the procedure.
At present, laser vision correction is the safest way of a permanent elimination of refractive errors such as: myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The range of available spherical powers to correct refractive errors varies from -12.0 to +6,0 dioptres and up to 6.0 cylinder dioptres in case of astigmatism.
The qualifying examination includes the following package of tests:
- Medical history
- Corneal topography
- Intraocular pressure
- Corneal width
- Objective and subjective refraction
- OCT macula and disc assessment (how low is visus c.c.)
- Density of endothelial cells
- Application of eye drops according to a doctor’s recommendations
- Optical biometry
- Consultation with a doctor
WF Optimized is considered to be one of the best technologies in the world due to the increased intraoperative safety, wider range of spherical powers to correct refractive errors, higher precision and quality of vision after the procedure. It is recommended for patients who require a fast vision correction and reduced discomfort after the procedure.
WF Optimized is qualified as a deep method which means that during the procedure we
prepare a corneal flap with a femtosecond laser and deflect it. After that, we start the proper reshaping of the cornea through touchless change of its structure with an excimer laser. The mean time of corneal exposure to laser does not exceed 10 seconds. Then, the flap is placed back and after a short time it sucks on so strongly that margins of the incision are practically invisible. Therefore, one of the greatest advantages of this method is shorter recovery time. It is worth to mention that it enables to correct high refractive errors (from -7.0 to +2.00 dioptres and 2.0 dioptres of astigmatism).
The advantages of WF Optimized method:
- Lower number of complications related to an incision and to flap preparation.
- Faster healing of the cornea, satisfying vision on the next day after the procedure
- No pain and discomfort after the procedure
- Higher predictability in correction of refractive errors
- Limited sensation of eye dryness and halo effect
The range of available spherical powers to correct refractive errors varies from -12.0 to +6.0 dioptres and 6.0 dioptres of astigmatism. The wider range of spherical powers is related to the more personalized approach which is offered by vDesign-based procedures. Such procedures are offered to persons with eye parameters exceeding the reference range for WF Optimized method. The exemplary parameters include:
- excessively thin cornea
- wide pupil
- high refractive error, in particular high astigmatism
- a refractive error associated with lesions which may increase the procedure-related risk – high myopia, atypical corneal shape, high hyperopia with astigmatism
At the level of an operating theatre, the course of this procedure does not differ from WF Optimized method.