Thin Cornea Laser Treatment: A Closer Look At This Innovative Treatment

Laser vision correction. A patient in the operating room during ophthalmic surgery

If you have vision problems due to refractive issues and your corneas are too thin for the standard LASIK procedure, your eye specialist in Dubai might recommend Thin Cornea Laser Treatment as a solution. It is an innovative procedure that is highly precise and can restore your vision effectively within a short time. So you would not have to reach out for eyeglasses or contact lenses ever again in your life. However, before obtaining the treatment, it is necessary to know what it is; therefore, we will examine it in depth in this blog. 

What is a thin cornea laser treatment?

It is a refractive surgery that involves using lasers to correct your eyesight. Refractive errors such as myopia, amblyopia, and hyperopia are caused by issues with the cornea that stop it from bending light correctly. When this occurs, your vision might become blurry and distorted. Therefore, doctors may suggest LASIK surgeries as a more long-lasting solution to correct the vision. However, you will not be approved for the surgery in regular clinics if you have thin corneas. As it uses lasers to shape the cornea, removing any corneal tissue could potentially lead to complications.

With advancements in laser technology, we can now carry out laser surgery for most patients with thin corneas with minimal risk of complications. We use the SCHWIND AMARIS 750S during the procedure. With its high ablation speed and automatic fluence level adjustments, the laser has maximum precision and allows us to remove the required amount of corneal tissue accurately.

How is the surgery performed?

Thin cornea laser treatment is quick and will be smooth as long as you follow the guidelines set by your doctor. You should typically avoid wearing contact lenses at least three days before the surgery. On the day of the procedure, you should have a light meal and your prescribed medication. It is not advisable to wear any eye makeup or bulky hair accessories, as these can interfere with the surgery.

When it is time for your thin cornea laser treatment, the surgeon will use eye drops to numb the eye and place a holder to stop you from blinking. Afterward, using the SCHWIND AMARIS 750S, they will create an ultra-thin flap and reshape the cornea so that it can refract light correctly. Once they are satisfied, they will insert anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and steroid eye drops. To finish the surgery, they will close the flap and then place a shield over your eye so that it can heal without any disturbance. 

You will need to follow specific aftercare rules to ensure your eye can heal correctly. So make sure to get ample rest and avoid any physical activity for as long as the eye specialist recommends. Additionally, make sure to follow your prescription and take any given medicines on time. Finally, if you do have to go outdoors, always wear a pair of sunglasses so that scarring will not occur. 

What are the benefits of the procedure?

  • You can still undergo laser surgery, even if you have thin corneas.
  • You will be able to achieve a 20/20 vision after the procedure or come close to it.
  • You will not have to wear corrective lenses as often and will be able to see clearly without them in most situations.
  • You typically do not need a second procedure for a long time. Most revisional surgeries are done only due to natural vision loss due to ageing. 

If you consider thin cornea laser treatment to improve your vision, you should make an appointment with our eye clinic in Dubai. Our specialists will assess your eye and guide you so you can obtain the best possible results.

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