IS LASIK FOR ME ?

Talya Medical Center takes great care of a good patient screening and selection but before we test you we ask you to read the below mentioned carefully because this will help you to find out if you are a good candidate for Eye Laser Surgery .

Are you a good candidate for EYE LASER SURGERY ?

Refractive surgery is not suitable for everyone. In addition to having a complete eye exam to find out if you are a candidate for eye laser surgery, there are certain questions you should ask yourself before considering EYE LASER SURGERY or other refractive procedures.

Has your vision been stable long enough to have EYE LASER SURGERY ?

While minor changes in your prescription are not uncommon from year to year, if your prescription continues to get progressively stronger (for example, more myopic, more hyperopic, or more astigmatism) each year, then you may not yet be a good candidate for refractive surgery.

Do you have any health conditions that can be a reason for you to be a poor surgical candidate ?

Certain advanced autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, may influence postoperative healing. We strongly advise to discuss you medical history with our doctors.

Do your recreational activities make you a poor surgical candidate ?

There is a lifelong risk of EYE LASER SURGERY flap dislocation if there is significant trauma to the eye, so people who participate in contact sports such as boxing, martial arts, or wrestling are not likely not be a good candidate for EYE LASER SURGERY. In these instances, other refractive procedures, especially surface ablation, may be more appropriate choices.

Is your age a problem to have EYE LASER SURGERY ?

There are no hard and fast rules about the appropriate age to have EYE LASER SURGERY. However, patients under age 18 are rarely stable enough for EYE LASER SURGERY, and older patients may begin to develop cataracts or other eye health issues that preclude them from undergoing EYE LASER SURGERY. Again, the best way to determine these things is to have a complete eye exam.

Do you have keratoconus ?

Keratoconus is a corneal disease resulting from decreased corneal strength that can be detected as an abnormal curvature on testing. Patients that have evidence of keratoconus are not candidates for EYE LASER SURGERY or surface ablation, but new technologies may become available for these individuals.

Are you not a risk taker ?

Certain complications are unavoidable in a percentage of patients, and there are no long-term data available for current procedures.

Can Eye Laser surgery jeopardize your career ?

Some jobs prohibit certain refractive procedures. Be sure to check with your employer/professional society/military service before undergoing any procedure.

How about the costs ?

Most medical insurance will not pay for refractive surgery. Talya Medical Center offers you splendid surgery with the latest "FEMTOLASER" for just a fraction of the prices in other countries.For more information contact our International Patient Department.

Did you have a change in your contact lens or glasses prescription in the past year ?

This is called refractive instability. Patients who are:

  • In their early 20s or younger,
  • Whose hormones are fluctuating due to disease such as diabetes,
  • Who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or
  • Who are taking medications that may cause fluctuations in vision,

are more likely to have refractive instability and should discuss the possible additional risks with their doctor.

Do you have a disease or are on medications that may affect wound healing ?

The safety and effectiveness of refractive procedures has not been determined in patients with some diseases. Discuss with your doctor if you have a history of any of the following:

  • Herpes simplex or Herpes zoster (shingles) involving the eye area.
  • Glaucoma, glaucoma suspect, or ocular hypertension.
  • Eye diseases, such as uveitis/iritis (inflammations of the eye)
  • Eye injuries or previous eye surgeries.
  • Keratoconus
  • Blepharitis. Inflammation of the eyelids with crusting of the eyelashes, that may increase the risk of infection or inflammation of the cornea after EYE LASER SURGERY.
  • Large pupils. Make sure this evaluation is done in a dark room. Although anyone may have large pupils, younger patients and patients on certain medications may be particularly prone to having large pupils under dim lighting conditions. This can cause symptoms such as glare, halos, starbursts, and ghost images (double vision) after surgery. In some patients these symptoms may be debilitating. For example, a patient may no longer be able to drive a car at night or in certain weather conditions, such as fog.
  • Thin Corneas. The cornea is the thin clear covering of the eye that is over the iris, the colored part of the eye. Most refractive procedures change the eye’s focusing power by reshaping the cornea (for example, by removing tissue). Performing a refractive procedure on a cornea that is too thin may result in blinding complications.
  • Previous refractive surgery (e.g., RK, PRK, EYE LASER SURGERY). Additional refractive surgery may not be recommended. The decision to have additional refractive surgery must be made in consultation with your doctor after careful consideration of your unique situation.
  • Dry Eyes. EYE LASER SURGERY surgery tends to aggravate this condition.

Do you actively participate in contact sports ?

You participate in boxing, wrestling, martial arts or other activities in which blows to the face and eyes are a normal occurrence.

Are you an adult ?

Currently, no lasers are approved for EYE LASER SURGERY on persons under the age of 18.

Talya Medical Center hopes to have informed you well and hopes to see you soon in our Medical Center. For more information and package deals please contact us .