Excimer laser; ultraviolet wavelengths (193 nm) multiplied by the area of 0.25 microns (1000 microns = 1 mm) depth below the surface that can be in, and is a type of laser capable of eliminating evaporation taking tissue molecules from one another in this region.
These properties thus is suitable physical method called corneal refractive changes to make in the outer lens of the eye.
For the past twenty years, it has been successfully used in the elimination of refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism. The effect of laser rays is only in a certain area of the cornea, so it does not affect the retina and nerves in the back of the eye.
Where is EXCIMER LASER Used?
You can eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses with the excimer laser method, which is very reliable method.
Excimer laser surgery, which has been performed widely for 20 years, has become the most preferred procedures in a short time thanks to its success and reliability.
Millions people around the world got rid of glasses or contact lenses thanks to EXCIMER LASER. In Nivgöz Centers, the application of all methods used in the world today in the correction of refractive defects provides the opportunity to evaluate all options for you and to choose the most suitable method for us.
The Importance of Keratoconus Diagnosis in EXCIMER LASER Treatment
There is thinning of the cornea in keratoconus. Therefore, suspected cases of keratoconus should not be skipped. Especially thick flap formation and laser application in high diopters cause progressive ectasia (weakening of the cornea) that can start between 1 month and 2 years.
The number of glasses re-forms and the quality of vision decreases. This may require the use of hard contact lenses or intacs surgery.
Therefore, the diagnosis of initial keratoconus is critical in LASIK. This is only possible by examining the back surface of the cornea. In order to diagnose this disease, ORBSCAN cornea topography, one of the most advanced technologies in the world, is used in our clinic.