Frequently asked questions | Goes eye Centre Antwerp

Frequently asked questions

Wenst u goed te zien zonder bril, en vraagt u zich af welke behandeling bij u past ? HIeronder vindt u het antwoord … :

Ben u bijziende tussen de 0 en -2.5 D ? Dan voeren we meestal ‘femtolasik’ of ‘lasek’ uit.

Bent u bijziende tussen de -2.5 D en -8.0 D ? Dan voeren we meestal ‘Smile’ uit

Bent u bijziende hoger dan -8.0 D, of kan lasek, femtolasik of Smile niet ? Dan voeren me meestal een ICL-ingreep of Artiflex-implantatie uit.

Bent u verziende tussen 0 en +3.0 D en jonger dan 45 jaar ? Dan voeren we meestal ‘Femtolasik’ uit.

Bent u meer verziende dan +3.0 D, en ouder dan 45 jaar ? Dan voeren we meestal een ‘clear lens extractie’ uit, met implantatie van een multifocale implantlens.

Wanneer behandelen we niet ?

Bij bijziende patiënten met een abnormaal hoornvlies of waarbij er onvoldoende plaats is voor een ICL of Artiflex-lens
Bij verzienden jonger dan 45 jaar die meer verziend zijn dan +3.0 D
Dit zijn natuurlijk maar algemene regels. Een persoonlijk en geindividualiseerd vooronderzoek is vanzelfsprekend altijd noodzakelijk. U kan ons hier altijd voor contacteren op 03/2193925 of via email op secretariaat@goes.be

What is a personalized laser treatment?

A ‘personalised’ therapy is a custom-made treatment. This treatment is unique to your personal eye. Another eye can never have exactly the same treatment.

If it appears that you will profit from a personalised treatment, then you will receive exactly that. This treatment is no more expensive than a ‘standard’ treatment.

Once we find that to be useful, each personalised treatment will be performed at no additional charge.
We grant you the right of best possible treatment.

A standard treatment will no longer be an option.

Who is the ideal laser candidate?

To be a suitable candidate for laser, you must have a stable refraction error over the past few years. You must be 18 years or older. You should also have no signs of significant eye disease. And of course you should also be aware of the potential risks and side effects of treatment.

Is a laser treatment painful?

Our treatments are painless. A lasek-surgery can sometimes give some slight irritation but this disappears after a few days.

Is a laser treatment a stable procedure?

Whenever any negative long term effects emerge from literature, they are usually due to a bad treatment assessment during the preliminary examination. Therefore, the importance of a thorough preliminary examination, using modern equipment, must not be underestimated.

The effect of the treatment should be stable for distance vision. Near vision may decrease during the course of life, just as it would decrease in patients who did not receive laser treatment.

When can I resume work after laser surgery?

With most techniques you may resume work the very next day. After a lasek treatment this may take a little longer. After lasek it is best to avoid UV light as much as possible : wearing UV-protective sunglasses is therefore strongly recommended.

What are the risks of laser treatment?

This has already been discussed here. The procedure is obviously very safe, otherwise there would never be more than 1 million laser treatments a year.

Of course it always remains surgery, thus, there is never a 100% guarantee. But an accurate preliminary examination, proper diagnostics and careful surgery, should keep possible complications to a minimum.