Modern vision correction surgery allows the patient to fully restore the function of the eyes and forget about lenses and glasses forever. However, sometimes patients are afraid to resort to surgical techniques, because they are afraid of any intervention, even laser. In fact, the operation is completely safe for humans and has the shortest recovery period. That is why there are practically no contraindications to it.
Age range for the operation
Medical science has proven that the older a person gets, the more his vision deteriorates. Therefore, it is better to have laser eye surgery under the age of 45. At the same time, it is also not worth contacting an ophthalmologist too early. In accordance with international practice and the legislation of the country, the correction is not made until 18 (and sometimes up to 20) years. The exception is complex cases when the patient's vision is in question. In this situation, the operation can be performed at the age of 16, but only after a medical consultation.
Sometimes optometrists approve of surgery for patients over 45 years of age. This happens quite rarely, because as the human eye grows older, the lens of the human eye becomes cloudy. This condition is an unambiguous contraindication for participation in laser correction. So it is better not to delay the decision and seek professional advice from a doctor in order to have time to carry out the intervention on time.
How to prepare for surgery
Laser correction refers to non-invasive interventions in the human body. After the intervention, the patient recovers quickly and can return to his normal lifestyle. Preparation for vision correction includes the following steps:
- before deciding on an operation, be sure to undergo a comprehensive vision diagnosis (it will be carried out by a specialized ophthalmological clinic in Moscow by appointment);
- a few days before the intervention, pass the mandatory tests (for HIV, hepatitis, syphilis and blood glucose levels);
- remove lenses if you are wearing them (hard - one month before the procedure, soft - 2 weeks).
Important to remember! In addition to absolute contraindications for correction (for example, atrophy of the optic nerve), there are also temporary ones. Laser surgery should not be performed within a month after vaccination, during pregnancy or during an exacerbation of chronic diseases. If you find yourself in one of the listed situations, consult your doctor. Only a specialist will be able to accurately determine when the surgical intervention will definitely be harmless and effective.