Laser Eye Surgery
"At the Clinic we have one of the most advanced Excimer laser systems on the market and a 24-hour ophthalmic emergency service".
DR. LUIS MANUEL SÁDABA ECHARRI SPECIALIST. OPHTHALMOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Excimer laser treatment is used to modify the curvature of the cornea to correct refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and/or astigmatism in certain patients.
It makes the patient stop depending on glasses and contact lenses in his daily life.
An exhaustive preoperative evaluation is essential to assess possible candidates for this type of surgery and to obtain the best results.
The Excimer Laser is very precise and safe and the characteristics of this intervention are the following:
- This technique is performed on an outpatient basis, that is, it does not require admission.
- It is performed under topical anesthesia (by means of drops).
- It lasts about five minutes, of which the application of the laser is reduced to a few seconds, and the rest corresponds to the preparation of the patient.
- Both eyes are operated on the same day.
Do you need us to help you?
Why at the University of Navarra Clinic?
We are the best private hospital in Spain for the sixth consecutive year
(Health Reputation Monitor Ranking 2019)
More than 20 years performing laser eye surgery
Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems
With the security and guarantee of a prestigious hospital
When is the eye laser indicated?
Laser eye surgery is for you...
- If you do not have any major eye disease and your prescription has been stable for the past year.
- If you want to carry out your daily activities without glasses or contact lenses, avoid the discomfort caused by glasses, improve your physical appearance, play sports and other activities freely and thus enjoy a better quality of life.
Do you have any of these problems?
You may need to have laser eye surgery
How is the eye laser performed?
Eye surgery consists of the application of the laser on the cornea in order to remove microscopic amounts of tissue to modify its previous curvature.
Laser eye surgery is a very fast procedure and its recovery does not have major complications. The patient will feel some discomfort during the first week, which will be completely removed after 7 days. It is important to remember that although laser eye surgery is very simple and non-invasive, it is still an operation for which some post-operative care must be respected.
This technique of molding the cornea has been used for more than 20 years. At the Clinica Universidad de Navarra a series of technical innovations have been introduced which allow us to obtain excellent results with a total guarantee of safety.
The Excimer Laser is used, because its extraordinary precision makes it possible to adjust surgery to the order of microns, that is, one thousandth of a millimeter. Another advantage of the laser is its speed of action, which ensures its effectiveness in a few seconds of application.
Excimer Laser Correction improves vision to the extent that the patient can live a normal life without glasses or contact lenses.
In this way, the discomforts caused by glasses (chronic irritation in nose and ears, weight of glasses, reflexes, limited peripheral vision, etc.) or contact lenses (intolerance by conjunctivitis or repetitive corneal ulcers, continuous requirement of careful care, high accumulated expense over the years, etc.) are avoided.
It also improves the physical aspect and achieves a higher quality of life and comfort to perform any type of activities.
Laser eye surgery is a very fast procedure and its recovery is not very complicated.
The patient will feel some discomfort during the first week, which will be completely removed after 7 days.
It is important to remember that although laser eye surgery is very simple and non-invasive, it is still an operation for which some post-operative care must be respected.
Where do we do it?
IN NAVARRA AND MADRID
The Department of Ophthalmology
of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Equipped with the latest technology, the Department of Ophthalmology has the necessary equipment, both technical and human, to offer comprehensive and specific assistance to each patient.
We are one of the few centers that have a microsurgery laboratory for the improvement of clinical practice.
Organized in specialized units
- Cornea and eye surface
- General Ophthalmology
- Refraction defects
- Pediatric ophthalmology
Why at the Clinica?
- More than 25 years of experience.
- Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular pathologies.
- With the security and guarantee of a prestigious hospital.
Our team of professionals
Safer than ever to continue taking care of you
We update safety protocols weekly with the latest scientific evidence and the knowledge of the best international centers with which we collaborate.