The first step in a routine eye examination at the Ophthalmology Department is to listen to complaints about the patient’s vision problem. According to the characteristics of the complaints, the gaze position of eyebrows, eyelids and eyes is observed primarily in the appearance of a routine eye examination. The refraction defect of the patient is measured by computerized ORM (autorefractometer) and retinoscope. Visual acuity without glasses and glasses is determined on both eyes. On the biomicroscopy examination, the eyelashes, conjunctiva, cornea and other anterior segment elements of the eye are carefully examined. Then eye tensions are measured.
LASER EYE SURGERY
OurHospitals uses a new laser system which is recognised as the safest and most technologically advanced method of refractive surgery in existence today. This system enables us to correct presbyopia (eye strain), as well as correcting refractive defects such as myopia, hyperopia and/or astigmatism, amongst others.
The laser, entitled The Technolas Perfect Vision Laser – Bausch and Lomb, consists of a femtosecond laser, used for making non-manual incisions in the cornea. The hospital also offers the Excimer laser (PRK) for refractive surgery. This is aimed at correcting each refractive defect, i.e., the characteristics of the eyeball that requiere us to wear glasses.
Presbyopia is a visual defect that makes difficult to see near objects, which appears at age of 40-45 years. In Our Hospitals we offer a variety of solutions to correct presbyopia, including laser surgical treatments, and also throught implantation of Intraocular Lens (IOL) as well.
Cataracts are usually associated with age and affect patients over the age of 60, causing loss of vision that limits the patients in their daily lives. At Our Hospital we offer our patients the latest and safest techniques for cataract surgery.
Vitreo-retina surgery uses various techniques to treat a variety of pathologies that affect the retina, which can lead to blindness or severe vision loss if not treated on time, so it is urgent to go to the ophthalmologist if any symptoms of some of these pathologies appear.
GLAUCOMA TREATMENT – GLAUCOMA SURGERY
Glaucoma is a term used to describe a condition whereby the intraocular pressure is increased thus causing pressure on the optic nerve and, as a result, causing irreversible loss of vision.
It is a chronic disease of the optic nerve: the nerve fibres are atrophied and the visual field and acuity are disturbed.
Glaucoma treatment procedure
The glaucoma surgery aims to reduce the intraocular pressure within the eye and this way slows the progress of the disease.
- laser surgery:
This technique is a simple, quick and painless eye surgery. The laser is used in the affected areas to reduce eye pressure.
- Glaucoma surgery (conventional) :
This surgery is performed to create a drainage track from the inside to the outside of the eyeball thus draining the aqueous humour of the eye and reducing intraocular pressure.
Conventional glaucoma surgery lasts approx one hour and is ambulatory surgery.
INTRAOCULAR LENS – IOL
There are certain cases in which visual impairment can only be corrected through an eye implant, which consists of an artificial lens called : IOL : IntraOcular Lens.
Indications for lOL
Serious visual impairments:
Intraocular Lens procedure
This eye surgery involves making an incision in the cornea in order to be able to place the eye implant in front or behind the iris.
Once the implant is placed, this is invisible and painless.
Type of surgery:
The surgery is ambulatory, and lasts between 15 to 25 minutes. It is completed in two sessions: One for each eye.
Postoperative follow-up of eye surgery:
These type of ocular surgeries require periodic checks.