Get answers to the most popular questions that are usually asked before the performing of eye laser surgery.

- Is the process of eye laser therapy painful?
During eye laser surgery some pain can emerge as drops for anesthesition can irritate the eye and its cornea. These feelings can be described as “scratchy”. But to the end of the anesthesition the degree of ache barrier is considerably lower, everything depends on the individual. In any case the discomfort is minimal and after some hours it is absolutely disappears. Also your eyes can react on the bright light for a couple of days.

 How soon will I be able to continue my work?
Generally it is possible to start with your work in 2 or 3 days after the surgery, but practically is better to wait until your state improved. Some people return to their daily routines the next day after surgery.

- Name the the subsidiary effects and risks?
Among the subsidiary effects the most spread sides are: a halo effect and some glare at night around lights.

Is it a long-term treatment?
Not at all. Laser treatment itself takes only from 15 to 40 seconds; here the necessary degree of correction is taken to account as well. Recovery doesn’t last long and usually patients are in proper condition at once and can visit their home after half an hour. You will see noticeable changes of your sight not less than in 3 - 5 days following treatment.

Is the treatment permanent?
Based on the results of the U.S. clinical tests and those which were announced internationally the treatment occures to be permanent, but taking into consideration rigorous changes in peoples` age, the re-treatment can be necessary.

What are the restrictions in activity after the surgery?
The most important one is not to rub your eyes. Concerning the rest, patients can do whatever they like if they follow the doctor’s advice accurately.

What can happen if I move my head during surgery?
It is should be observed that this is a widespread question that is asked before laser treatment. All surgeons are specialized in the technique of taking away his foot from the pedal that controls the ultraviolet beam. So if a patient moves his head, the surgeon reacts immediately. This gives him an opportunity to redesign the beam to his “corneal target” and restart the surgery.

What are the drawbacks of laser surgery?
Either PRK or LASIK therapies have their own drawbacks or the risk to be failed in final result is equal both PRK and LASIK procedures. However the chances to have a serious vision-threatening complication are low. Though, there are no registrated cases of blindness following both PRK and LASIK. Moreover there are only a dozen examples of severe eye injury that needed corneal transplant.