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A comprehensive overview: Are you a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery?

First of all: We are able to treat 99% of patients who contact us. However, if you are not suitable for surgery we will inform you of this and unfortunately have to reject you as a patient. This is natural for us as reputable eye surgeons. But, of course, we will do everything in our power to enable you to have better vision. At EyeLaser, these decisions are made by ophthalmologists and not opticians, as is often the case with laser eye chains.

No two eyes are the same. Our first objective is therefore to precisely determine the details of your vision and refractive errors. We thereby only use the latest technology and the most highly qualified and experienced staff.

There are different methods for the surgical correction of refractive errors. Not everyone is suitable for a classic laser eye treatment. However, there are alternatives such as lens implants, which are also an option for more severe refractive errors or thin/irregular corneas.

Basically, you should meet the following criteria for eye surgery:

  • You are an adult, so at least 18 years old.
  • Your eyesight has been stable for at least one year.
  • Your eyes are healthy, there are no relevant eye diseases present.
  • You are generally in good health.

If you meet these criteria, you are eligible for laser eye treatment and we can determine which treatment method is most suitable for you in a consultation, and thereafter a preliminary examination. The following methods are recommended, depending on your particular visual defects:

Laser eye surgery for myopia/short-sightedness

   up to -10 dioptres    Femto-LASIK/LASIK
   up to -6 dioptres    Femto-LASIK/LASIK/LASEK
   approx. -6 to -25 dioptres    Phakic Lenses/Lens replacement

Laser eye surgery for hyperopia/long-sightedness

   up to max. +4 dioptres    Femto-LASIK/LASIK/Phakic Lenses/Lens replacement
   approx. +5 up to +10 dioptres    Phakic Lenses/Lens replacement

Laser eye surgery for astigmatism

   up to 5 dioptres Femto-LASIK/LASIK/LASEK/Phakic Lenses/Lens replacement

You can inform yourself in detail about visual defects, and the appropriate methods to treat these, on the respective subpages. We are more than happy to advise you personally on the phone, via email or at our practice. Just arrange an appointment with us or visit one of our information evenings. We look forward to meeting you!

Laser eye surgery for presbyopia

   without other refractive errors KAMRA/Femto-LASIK
Monovision/Lens replacement
   Hyperopia/Myopia +3 up to -5 dioptres    KAMRA/Femto-LASIK/Monovision
   All visual defects    Lens replacement with
monofocal/multifocal implants of Physiol, Zeiss, AMO Symphony or Panoptix (Alcon)


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