Your eyes are your most valuable senses. You need your eyes to move safely around and to communicate with others during work, leisure activities or while practicing sports. When the light enters the eye, it changes direction. In case of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia, the light does not fall directly on the retina.
Whoever needs glasses, reading glasses or lenses to be able to see sharply, is confronted with the disadvantages every day. These aids are considered to be annoying in people’s daily lives. While exercising, too, contacts and glasses often pose problems. Our advanced lasers correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, cataract or presbyopia quickly, safely and sensibly. They allow you to enjoy a life without glasses or lenses.
Do you qualify for laser eye surgery?
Do you also think about living without glasses or lenses? Then refractive surgery can offer the solution. Doctor Van Cleynenbreugel has been performing refractive surgeries since 2002. Initially at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital where he was appointed head of division, then at Medifocus since 2013.
To qualify for a refractive surgery, you have to meet the following requirements:
- at least 18 years old
- stable refraction for a minimum of 1 year
- regular corneal topography
- normal corneal pachymetry
- no other aberrations of the eye
- the refractive error must not be too large
Whether you will be able to live a life without glasses or lenses depends on a number of medical indications that influence the success of the surgery:
- uncontrolled diabetes mellitus – in people with well controlled diabetes and a consistent blood sugar level, laser eye surgery may show good results.
- pregnancy and breastfeeding – pregnant or nursing women may show changes in the eye refraction. It is advisable to postpone the laser treatment until after nursing.
- systemic autoimmune diseases – autoimmune disorders such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis may negatively affect the laser eye treatment
- problems with the surface of the eye – such as cicatricial ocular pemphigoid, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, severe dry eye disease or a history of corneal chemical burns.
- Amblyopia or a “lazy eye” is a disorder of the nerves that carries visual information from the retina to the brain. It is not a refraction error, so it cannot be treated with refractive laser eye surgery.
- Keratoconus – this degenerative corneal disorder that causes vision problems cannot be treated with refractive surgery.
- Glaucoma – depending on the degree of the disorder and the treatment, some people suffering from glaucoma qualify for refractive surgery.
Schedule an appointment with our eye surgeon and experience the comfort of living without glasses or lenses. Contact us online or by phone at +32 16 585958.