Think of ocular procedures and you think of laser eye surgery. Justifiably. It is by far the most commonly applied "no more glasses or lenses" procedure. Laser eye surgery accurately corrects near- or farsightedness. Which technique is appropriate for you depends on your age, lifestyle and the condition of your eye.
The first, essential step to identifying exactly what’s happening with your eyes. Treatment will not be possible without a preliminary examination. The preliminary examination is always free of charge and without obligation. It includes eye tests, your consultation with the eye specialist who will also perform the treatment on you and a tailor-made treatment recommendation. Even if you decide not to have any treatment. Or if your eyes can't be treated because of contraindications.
Is a particular treatment right for you?
Laser eye surgery involves the use of a high-tech laser to correct the curvature of your eye. The greater the strength, the more the shape of your eye will need to be adjusted. Your eye may be too long, too short or not perfectly round. This stops light falling squarely on your retina. Because of which you won’t see the world around you clearly.
No operation is without risk. This includes eye laser surgery. Although the risk is very small, complications can occur.
There is just a very small risk of going blind after a treatment. To date, there have been no actual cases of blindness caused by laser eye surgery at FYEO. Like any other medical intervention, the treatments provided by FYEO involve some degree of risk. In theory, a complication (which often happens if someone doesn’t follow medical advice or is careless with instructions and medication) can lead to blindness. The chance of this happening is extremely small if you carefully follow all the instructions provided. Also, the complications described above are often easy to treat.
Laser eye surgery techniques are developing rapidly. Each laser eye treatment has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of recovery, suitability, pain and price tag. The right solution for every eye.
The most eye-friendly eye laser technique ever. With the ReLEx SMILE procedure it's a small step towards visual freedom.
The cornea at the front of your eye is the area of treatment. It takes less than 30 seconds to loosen the lenticule with a laser. The lenticle is a disc-shaped piece of tissue. This minor adjustment is enough to correct the eyeball. The eye specialist removes the lenticule through a tiny opening. Your eye will recover quickly and you will see clearly again after a few days.
The comfortable IntraLasik technique is known as the flap procedure. An innovative technique which keeps the epithelium intact. The outer layer of the cornea is not removed but folded back. This is less painful for your eyes and contributes to your recovery process.
The procedure is carried out by two different lasers. A high-tech laser gives off light pulses in the cornea, creating tiny air bubbles. This air pressure loosens the layer of the cornea on one side. The eye specialist can then fold this flap black so that the laser can then correct the eyesight.
In the TransPRK procedure, your eyes are not touched at all. This explains the name: no-touch method. The procedure is fully automated. Based on a 3D model of your eye. The results are therefore stable and can be predicted with very high accuracy.
In this procedure, the upper layer of the cornea is removed using a laser. Once this layer is removed, the correction can be carried out with a laser.
Cutting-edge 1st generation laser eye surgery procedure. Surpassed by new technologies but still worthwhile if you have notable defects, engage in physical sports, do risky contact work or if you want to have laser eye surgery done on your eyes on a limited budget.
As with all surface treatments, the cornea's outer layer is removed first. In the Lasek procedure this is done with alcohol. Once this layer has been removed, laser eye surgery can be performed on the eye. The procedure is painless.
We will always advise you to opt for a customised Lasek, TransPRK or IntraLasik laser eye surgery to achieve the best results. They take the specific, unique shape of your cornea into consideration, which helps you achieve an optimal quality of vision in both eyes.
The aftercare necessary after laser eye surgery is quite simple: time, rest, check-ups and eye medication. How you recover varies from one treatment to another. The sensitivity you experience in the first few days after your treatment will depend on the technique used and the amount of damage to your cornea.
The quality of vision you have immediately after your treatment will vary too. The quality of vision you have after a TransPRK or Lasek surface treatment will be more limited than it would be after a ReLEx SMILE or IntraLasik in-depth treatment.
It is important that you carefully follow the instructions your eye specialist gives you at all times. This will help prevent complications and promote your recovery. Several general tips:
The decision to have laser eye surgery is a first important step, but is it right for you? There’s a big chance it is. About 80% of people can have laser eye surgery. Which technique is appropriate for you will depend on your age, eye health, lifestyle and budget.
If you do not meet the deviation in strength or age conditions, a lens implantation could be the solution for you. These treatments are a perfect alternative for anyone who has (just started to have) difficulty reading or an eye condition.