Eye Treatment and Surgery has been highly developed since the last few years. Many divergent eye errors or conditions are now possible to treat and, moreover, due to the latest technology and research the procedures are performed without a pain. Taking into account that the eye is a delicate organ, it requires extreme care before, during and after the procedure. At Ophthalmic Practices the most advanced and modern methods of treatment are used for both milder errors, as well as severe eye conditions.
The team of qualified specialists and surgeons that we work with constantly enhances knowledge in the fields of expertise by taking part in international and state trainings and conferences that provide them with the most current solutions and the latest discoveries concerning medicine.
The practices offer a comprehensive range of procedures including the conservative therapy of vision correction, more invasive therapies and Surgical Procedures ( Cataracts, Strabismus) as well as Laser Vision correction that has become one of the most frequently applied treatment of eye errors in the recent years. Laser Eye Surgery or Laser Vision Correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve visual acuity. For most patients, LASIK provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses. When it comes to Cataracts, surgery requires making a small incision through which a special, tiny equipment is placed in order to first break up, and then remove the cortex of the cataract. The last step is to insert substitute lens that restores clearer vision. Strabismus, on the other hand, can be treated non-surgically by wearing special glasses, even at the age of 1 or 2, when it is the most effective. Surgical treatment is a very common means of dealing with this problem. It should usually be completed up to age 5.
All the Eye Treatment procedures take place in a fully equipped and modern operating rooms, where they are performed and supervised by professional and experienced medical staff. The physician administering anesthesia monitors the patient’s cardiovascular status. In order to lower the risk of infection, sterile precautions are taken to prepare the area for surgery. It includes the use of antiseptics like povidone-iodine, sterile drapes, gowns and gloves.
Since the eye is heavily supplied by nerves, the procedures are performed either under local or general anesthesia. Topical anesthesia, which requires the usage of lidocaine topical gel, is often used for quick procedures. Since topical anesthesia demands cooperation from the patient, general anesthesia is often used for children, traumatic eye injuries, major orbitotomies and for apprehensive patients.
Eye surgery has become a prevalent part of modern society, and advancements have come a long way from methods of the past. Upgrades in lasers and biocompatible materials have created a new level of safety and success.