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What is laser eye surgery?

One of the most popular ways to correct vision is with a procedure called LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) or laser eye surgery, which uses a laser to change the curvature of the cornea (outer window of the eye). Klinika Troplini experts now uses the iFS laser in conjunction with the Excimer laser and the CustomVue custom LASIK technology to perform laser eye surgery. LASIK has quickly become the laser eye procedure of choice for most patients because they recover quickly and have fewer side effects and complications than with other methods of vision correction. In fact, most LASIK patients notice a significant improvement in their vision soon after surgery. LASIK removes tissue within the cornea to treat low to high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. To treat nearsightedness, the steep cornea is made flatter by removing tissue from the center of the cornea. This moves the point of focus from in front of the retina to directly on the retina. To treat farsightedness, the flat cornea is made steeper by removing tissue outside of the central optical zone of the cornea. This moves the point of focus from behind the retina to directly on the retina. To treat astigmatism, the cornea is made more spherical—like a basketball instead of a football. This eliminates multiple focusing points within the eye and creates one point of focus on the retina. Astigmatism can be treated at the same time as nearsightedness and farsightedness.

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Laser Eye Surgery Is For Those Who:
  • want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts.
  • are at least 18 years of age.
  • have had a stable eye prescription for at least one year.
  • have no health issues affecting their eyes.
  • have no signs of glaucoma and do not have significant cataracts.
Alternatives To LASIK

LASIK is not the only surgical procedure designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism:

  1. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
  2. Intacs
  3. NearVision CK
  4. Intraocular lens implants (IOLs)
  5. Cataract solutions

If you would like to learn more about vision correction procedures, please call our office at Tel: + 355 52 231 505

These are some the Treatment options that Klinika Troplini offers

Laser Vision Correction

At LaserVision, our consultant surgeons will discuss the different laser vision correction treatment options and help you make the right choice of treatment, which they will then go onto perform. LaserVision surgeons are all qualified practicing NHS consultants with special experience in corneal surgery. Find out more about these treatments »

Refractive Lens Exchange

Laser vision correction surgery can be considered at any age. For patients over fifty however, laser surgery is not always the best option. It is often better to choose refractive lens exchange. This is a particularly good choice for patients whom have lost the ability to accommodate, necessitating the need for glasses to read as well as see in the distance. There are lenses that can be implanted that enable near and distance vision. Learn more about refractive lens exchange »

NuVu™ – Refractive Lens Exchange

NuVu™ is the procedure often referred to as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) or PRELEX and involves removing the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens. With major advances in lens technology, this solution has offered an alternative to laser eye surgery in those who are are over the age of 40 wanting a permanent solution for vision correction. Learn more about NuVu™ »

Phakic Lens Implants

If your prescription is too high, or your cornea is too thin to consider laser correction, this is the best option. Custom lens implants, or intraocular contact lenses are placed inside the eye and can correct from -6.00 Dioptres to -30.00 Dioptres. Placement involves minimal invasive surgery, with almost instantaneous results. Learn more about Phakic Lens »

Kamra Vision™

The proven solution for Presbyopia. The KAMRA™ Inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the centre. It is much smaller than a contact lens and lighter than a grain of salt. The opening in the centre of the inlay restores near and intermediate vision by focusing light coming into the eye. In addition, the inlay’s advanced design features 8,400 high precision, laser etched micro-openings along the surface to help your cornea stay healthy. Learn more about Kamra Vision™ »

Blended Vision

Blended Vision is an advanced method for treating patients with presbyopia. It offers the opportunity to achieve freedom from glasses by combining the simplicity and accuracy of corneal refractive surgery with the benefits of increased depth of field in retaining visual quality. Learn more about Blended Vision »

Cataract Surgery

In the last 60 years, cataract surgery has evolved more than any other operation. Today, thanks to advances in technology, most patients experience little or no pain and return to their normal activities the day after surgery. And modern cataract surgery can even correct common vision problems, including short-sight, long-sight, presbyopia and astigmatism, to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses permanently. Learn more about Cataract Surgery »

Keratoconus Treatment

There are a range of treatments for Keratoconus of which your LaserVision consultant surgeon can expertly guide you through. Learn more about Keratoconus Treatment »

Corneal Endothelial Transplant (DSAEK)

Treating Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy, DSAEK  is a type of corneal transplant, commonly referred to as a ‘partial thickness’ or ‘lamellar’ corneal transplant. In Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy, the inner lining of the cornea, the endothelium, fails to function adequately. With a DSAEK operation, the inner lining is replaced, leaving the outer layers of the cornea untouched. Learn more about DSAEK »

Photo-Therapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)

Photo-Therapeutic Keratectomy, or PTK, is a laser procedure that is performed to correct recurrent corneal erosions such Recurrent Erosion Syndrome as when other, more traditional treatments have failed. Learn more about PTK »

What To Expect On The Day Of Your Laser Eye Surgery:

Please plan your arrival at the Klinika Troplini laser center for an hour prior to your procedure. Once you have been checked in you may be offered a sedative to help you relax. You will then be prepared for eye surgery. The area around your eyes will be cleaned and a sterile drape may be applied around your eye. Anesthetic eye drops will be used to numb your eyes; no injections or needles will be used. When your eye is completely numb, an eyelid holder will be placed between your eyelids to keep you from blinking during the procedure. Following your laser eye surgery, your eye(s) will be examined with a slit lamp microscope. Then you will be given additional eye drops, and your eyes may be shielded for protection. Your vision will probably be a little blurry at first, so someone will need to drive you home. You should relax for the rest of the day. You may experience some discomfort for 12 to 24 hours, but this is usually alleviated with an over-the-counter pain reliever. Some people experience sensitivity to light, and watering or swelling of their eyes for a few days following their procedure. You will be asked to come back the next day for another examination of your eye(s). Most people can actually see well enough to drive the next day but it’s best not to drive until you have been examined. You should be able to resume your normal activities the day after surgery. Vision can fluctuate for up to six months, but most people can see well enough to pass a driver’s license vision exam following their procedure.

Realistic Expectations:

The decision to have laser eye surgery is an important one that only you can make. The goal of any refractive surgical procedure is to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses. However, we cannot guarantee you will have the results you desire. The vast majority of our patients are extremely happy with their vision after laser eye surgery and can do most activities without dependence on corrective lenses. Serious complications with laser eye surgery are extremely rare. LASIK is a safe, effective and permanent procedure, but like any surgical procedure, it does have some risks. Many of the risks and complications associated with this procedure can be reduced or eliminated through careful patient selection and thorough pre-operative testing using the latest diagnostic technology. After LASIK, you may experience some visual side effects. These visual side effects are usually mild and diminish over time. But there is a slight chance that some of these side effects won’t go away completely, such as feelings of dryness, glare and halos. Since everyone heals somewhat differently, some patients may over react to the procedure and some may under react resulting in over corrections and under corrections. Once the eye has stabilized (3 to 6 months) you and your doctor can discuss whether a re-treatment could help fine tune your vision if you are over or under corrected. At the Klinika Troplini, we know that the doctors make the difference. At our practice we are committed to offering the highest quality care using the most advanced technology.

 

EXPERIENCE

Dr. Troplini is a Corneal and LASIK trained Ophthalmologist, and his Klinika Troplini practice is exclusively dedicated to LASIK and Laser Vision Correction.


TECHNOLOGY

On top of a great eye klinik and eye optic, Klinika Troplini is a state-of-the-art laser vision correction centers in Middwest Albania (behind the City Hall of Durres)


VALUE

 Our goal is to make LASIK affordable for everyone and help every patient enjoy life with clear vision. All pre- and post-LASIK care are performed by our experienced team of doctors.


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