Dr. Mohammed Bader
Why have LASIK operations been so widespread lately?
Laser surgery or correction of vision is one of the most successful operations in the world. Its success rate is high and it is completely safe. At the same time, the person achieves great benefit and has a positive and effective effect in improving his life.
What are the benefits of rectification?
Myopia, myopia, astigmatism or diffraction.
Does everyone have one of these three problems?
There are controls and things that must be done first, before the doctor decides to do the LASIK process, the eye should be checked to see the thickness of the cornea with certain things, such as the existence of chronic diseases or allergy to some types of medicines and also for women if there is pregnancy or No.
And what prevents the pregnant woman from doing the operation?
After the operation we give the patient some antibiotics that the pregnant woman cannot take because it might affect the fetus, in addition to that the pregnant woman cornea scale is incorrect during the pregnancy and is to be established after 40 days from the birth after that we can carry out the process .
From what age can LASIK be Performed?
The Minimum Age for LASIK is 18 years and it cannot be done before. In contrast, it doesn't have a maximum and practical limit. We have done a Lasik surgery for a patient who has reached the age of 82 years. The standard in this case is the safety of the eye.
What is Eye Safety?
Eye safety means that the eye does not suffer from: white water, or blue water, and there is no inflammation of the nerve and no problems in the iris or cornea and thickness are healthy.
And what if there is one of these problems?
We try to solve the problem in the eye first, in the case of white water we do the process of white water and we plant a lens of the type that does not require to wear glasses, and also in the case of inflammation of the retina.
Is there anything that can prevent a person from doing a correction?
If the cornea is conical, this is the only case that prevents the patient from doing the LASIK.
What is conical cornea?
In some cases the cornea is shaped like a spherical or in other cases the cornea takes the shape of the cone and we call it the conical cornea, and it appears in some families.
How is LASIK performed?
The LASIK process in short is through which we reshape the surface of the eye by dropping the laser beam.
What causes conical cornea?
Conical cornea occurs in the cornea of some families but has no relation to genes or genetics.
What is the difference between laser and LASIK?
The rays that are shed on the eye are called the "eczemer laser", which is one of the types of laser that works on the surface of the cornea and does not have any effects or damage to the eye from the inside, when these rays fall on the surface of the cornea it is called a laser process and is used in some cases , While LASIK is when we cut the cornea and lift a thin slice up and shed the beam on the inner layer of the cornea called "Lysik."
How is the operation of the cornea done?
If done through a scalpel the surgeon is called "Leszek Normal". But if it is split into "Vimto Leszek", it is the newest method.
Is the LASIK process done once in a lifetime?
In most of the cases the correction of the eye is done once throughout the life of a patient , but in some rare cases there may be a regression because the laser program was designed on the so-called 'Model Eye' , but In some cases the condition of the eye is different from this model, there is a difference in the tissues of the cornea itself.
What is the solution in such cases?
We repeat the process in such cases and adjust the situation.
What steps are taken to complete the process?
The operation is completely safe and the examination is done within 10 minutes. We examine the cornea, retina, eye pressure and lens , then the eye is anesthetized by placing a certain drop and no anesthetic syringe is used. We put the droplet 3 times every 5 minutes.Then we sterilize the surface of the eye and then we shed the laser beam and complete the process.
How long does the procedure take?
From 3 to 5 minutes per eye.
Is the person committed to follow some steps after the operation?
We guide the patient to some things within 24 hours such as: Do not rub the eye and avoid access to water, Do not touch the eye by hand to avoid contamination, and prayer should be done in a sitting position. And we give him sunglasses to block the light, within 3 to 5 hours the person returns 100% natural and can do all the normal daily activities as well as driving the car.
Why are some people still worried about LASIK?
I think that this kind of fear exists in patients because of the exchange of negative experiences with some people. Some very meager cases were transmitted, which may not have worked because the right doctor was not selected. Or perhaps there was an unresolved problem in the eye prior to the operation. Such stories cause a psychological barrier to some patients that prevents them from performing the procedure.
The general rule is that the success rate is more than 98%, and there is a rare possibility for errors, to proof that the doctors themselves are subject to it without hesitation. The most important thing is that the doctor examines the eye well before being subjected to surgery.
What about diabetics?
Diabetics should first check to see if there is white water or retinal problem. The most important point in diabetics before the procedure is to check the cumulative sugar until they are sure of their sugar in a regular and controlled condition. The level of sugar that will be taken before the procedure will be the reference to the diabetic who must prove it, and the most sensitive part by a diabetic is the lens of the eye.
When sugar levels are high, they are short-sighted, and when there is less length to consider, the sugar levels must be adjusted before LASIK.
Does LASIK work on treating white water?
White water is a problem in the lens of the eye itself, where the body secretes toxins because of diabetes accumulates on the lens of the eye, which affects the visibility in the lens of the eye and the lens of the eye gets darker and this is treated with a different kind of laser, not eye correction laser and LASIK.
What delayed developments in laser eye operations?
The latest findings of modern science today that we started to do what is known as mono vision Mono Vision In view of the great development that has occurred in our lives and the frequent use of mobile phones and modern devices, some people are doing the correction of the eyes of one eye, so that they can read from near and far and So to dispense the use of medical glasses.
Most people after the age of forty have a longitudinal state that appears in reading, and is forced to move the thing far so that he can read it , when we correct the length of sight will not be able to see from close, in this case we correct only one eye and leave the other, With the new situation in the process of correcting the monotone so that the person can stop using eye glasses, we make the strongest eye for reading from far and the weakest eye to read from close, a match in both eyes and this helps the person a lot, this process is a real revolution in the processes of correction.
Is the 6/6 look back after LASIK?
Yes, the 6/6 look is also Sharp and better than the glasses.
Does pre-screening work?
Final inspection is performed immediately before the operation. But if there are some infections we treat the inflammation and then we do the process.
Is the process accompanied by pain?
Finally, the process and time is very limited as previously mentioned and the patient doesn't feel any kind of pain. In some cases, when the eye is narrow, the patient may feel pain due to opening the eye and not because of the operation itself.
What is the last word you want to conclude by Dr. Mohammed Bader this dialogue?
The LASIK process is a real breakthrough in human life which has greatly transformed and improved many lives, since they could not do anything without glasses for a short time. LASIK eliminates all of this and restores the lives of many patients, and there is no need for fear. It is the safest operation in the world.