What is Excimer Laser?

There are various laser treatments used to eliminate refractive errors in the eye and improve the patient’s vision. One of these laser treatments, which is diversified according to the condition and needs of the patient’s eye, is Excimer laser treatment. The procedure, which is also seen in very popular eye laser surgery such as LASIK and PRK, is also known as a fast-completing and fast-healing treatment. Of course, patients are also curious about what this laser method is and to whom it can be applied. Let’s go deeper and try to answer these questions.

What is Excimer Laser?

Excimer laser is a laser treatment preferred to eliminate common refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. With this laser method, a very thin tissue of the cornea is vaporized and the cornea is reshaped to eliminate refractive errors. In this way, the light and therefore the image are focused correctly.

The operation is very safe and the healing process is completed in a short time depending on the patient’s condition. A few hours after the operation, the patient’s clarity of vision begins to improve. Return to daily life is also realized in a short time.

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Who is Excimer Laser Suitable for?

We can say that it is one of the preferred methods for both people with popular refractive errors and people with age-related macular degeneration. Apart from this, we can also add the following criteria.

  • Patients whose eye number does not change during the specified period
  • No problems such as infection or inflammation in the eye
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Not being in the pregnancy period

This is what we have to say about treatment in general. You can also contact us for other questions you are curious about excimer laser.

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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