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Laser eye surgery is also known as refractive surgery and laser vision correction. It can correct problems with your eyesight, such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
This treatment can mean you don’t have the inconvenience and limitations of wearing glasses or contact lenses. But as with any procedure, there are potential risks to consider.

There are various types of laser surgery. Saudi German Hospital Dubai offers LASIK , PRK and PRESBYOND. All use lasers to change the shape of the clear layer that covers the front of your eye (your cornea). This corrects short- or long-sight by enabling your eye to focus correctly. Laser eye surgery may also help with age-related sight changes. Each procedure involves a slightly different technique. Different procedures suit different people. Your surgeon will explain which one is best for you. Who can have laser eye surgery? Laser eye surgery isn’t suitable for everyone. Usually, you’ll only be able to have laser eye surgery if you:
  • are over 18
  • are in good general health
  • have healthy eyes
  • have had a stable prescription (very little change in your eyesight) for the last two years Laser eye surgery usually works best within a given prescription range. Your eye surgeon will check if you’re suitable. There may sometimes be reasons why laser eye surgery isn’t best for you. Your surgeon (ophthalmologist) will discuss these with you.
  • The laser will only be on each of your eyes for a few seconds, although it’s likely that you will be in the treatment room for approximately 20 minutes. Overall, you should expect to be at the clinic for around four hours on the day of your laser eye procedure, as you will talk with our optometrists and advisors as well as discuss post-surgery medication.
    In most cases, laser eye correction is permanent. It will not, however, eliminate age-related changes – the majority of people are likely to need reading glasses from their 40s onwards, and cataracts can still form in later life.
    Depending on the laser eye treatment deemed suitable, a thin layer is gently lifted away from the surface of the eye so the laser can access the layer below and correct the prescription with pinpoint accuracy. The layer is then carefully set back in place, and sometimes protected with a clear bandage contact lens for 3-5 days while the eye naturally heals. All this is carried out using bladeless laser technology to eliminate potential complications and improve the results for every patient we treat.
    You’ll be able to go home when you’re ready, but you’ll need someone to drive you. Your surgeon may recommend that you wear a protective plastic shield over your eyes at night for the first week or so. You’ll be prescribed eye drops containing antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines to help your eyes to heal, and artificial tears to keep them comfortable. Make sure you use these as directed, and follow all the advice from your surgeon. Recovery time depends on the surgery you’ve had. You may be able to return to work and drive the day after LASIK, but it may take a few weeks with other procedures.
    Most people get some mild side-effects after surgery. These usually improve over time, although occasionally they may not go away completely. They include:
  • dry eyes
  • hazy or blurry vision
  • glare or halo effects – especially when driving at night
  • red blotches in the white of your eye
  • Saudi German Hospital Dubai is offering laser eye surgery for AED 3000 for both eyes
    How can I book an appointment? Call 800 2211 to book your appointment

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