Step by stepFirst,a very detailed,
painless ophthalmic exam is performed at the clinic.
What you should know about this exam:
It is a series of tests lasting for about 1 to 2 hours. The results will be presented to you in a written medical report.
During the exam, your pupils will be dilated with eye drops, which blurs vision for a few hours after the exam; driving a car is not recommended during this time. Please remember this when you apply for an exam.
Soft contact lenses should not be worn 6 to 8 days before the exam (and the treatment). If you use semi-rigid or rigid contact lenses, 3 to 4 weeks without them may be necessary for the cornea to regain its original shape and accurate test results can be expected. It is very important to observe these instructions, because contact lenses significantly affect corneal surface measurements.
Please bring your previous ophthalmology reports and other discharge reports along to the exam.
Ladies are kindly asked to refrain from wearing makeup on the day of the exam (and the treatment).
the intervention can be performed.
At the end of the exam, the
ophthalmologist will tell you and demonstrate
how clear your vision will be after
the EAGLE EYE® Laser Treatment.
We will only perform the treatment,
if we are confident that
an optimal outcome
can be achieved.
Our ophthalmologists will discuss the details of possible treatments (EAGLE EYE®-PRK, EAGLE EYE®-IntraLASIK) and the process of the treatment with you, and they will tell you what you have to be careful about in the post-treatment period. Our ophthalmologists will answer all your questions, and you will get a written memo with the details of the procedure.
To apply for an exam, call:
by phone: (06-1) 2-505-505,
or visit this website
The next appointment after the exam will be the treatment itself, after which you can leave the clinic without glasses.
Your eyes will be prepared with eye drops, and then the treatment is performed, which is completely painless and only lasts 2 to 3 minutes.
PRK-treatment does not pierce or cut the eye. After the treatment, the eye is not bandaged, but the attending ophthalmologist will place a therapeutic soft contact lens on the treated eye. You do not have to do anything with the therapeutic lens, you can sleep with it, so it will not be a problem for you, even if you have never worn lenses or could never get used to them. This lens protects the eye in the 3 days following the treatment, and will be removed by the ophthalmologist at the follow up exam.
After an IntraLASIK, no therapeutic contact lens is required. The protective flap is created by a femtosecond laser; the entire treatment with two lasers lasts 8 to 10 minutes. Vision improves immediately, there is no pain, less follow up exams are needed, and the eye drops do not have to be used as long.
All laser treatments are provided on an outpatient basis, so hospitalization is obviously not required.
After the PRK, a home rest for 4-6 days is recommended, after the IntraLASIK, only 1 or 2 days are required, after which patients can work, study or exercise.
After the laser treatment, you will be asked to come to a few follow up exams for 6 months. You will have to protect your eye against UV light for 6 months after a PRK, and for 3 months after an IntraLASIK.
When is Eagle Eye Treatment not recommended? Under the age of 18, the treatment cannot be performed, because the refraction of the eye can change significantly. Refraction errors tend to stabilize by age 18 or 20, after which the treatment can be performed. The treatment is generally not recommended for patients older than 65 years.
Immediately before a planned pregnancy, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding, the treatment cannot be performed because of hormonal and water balance changes.
6 months before the pregnancy, or after the breastfeeding period, the laser correction is feasible.
If you use glasses for distant vision (e.g. outside or when watching TV), and you also have a pair of glasses for reading, you will probably benefit from laser treatment.
After the laser treatment, you will not need glasses for distant vision, only for reading.
If you are older than 40 or 50, and you only use reading glasses, but your distant vision is clear without glasses, the treatment is not recommended.