Are you suitable for laser eye surgery?
First things first: we can treat 99% of the patients who contact us. However, if you are not suitable for a surgical procedure, we will tell you this and unfortunately have to turn you away as a patient. This is a matter of course for us as serious eye surgeons. Of course, we will do everything in our power to help you achieve better vision. At EyeLaser, the decision is in the hands of specialists.
No two eyes are the same. Our primary concern is therefore to determine your visual acuity or defective vision as accurately as possible. To this end, we use only the most modern technologies and highly qualified personnel for the initial preliminary examination.
There are different methods for the surgical correction of visual defects. Not everyone is suitable for classic laser eye treatment. However, there are alternatives such as lens implantation, which can also be considered for more pronounced refractive errors or corneas that are too thin or irregular.
Basically, you should fulfil the following criteria for an eye operation:
– You are of age, i.e. at least 18 years old.
– Your visual acuity has been stable for at least one year.
– Your eye is healthy – you do not suffer from any relevant eye diseases.
– You are in a generally good state of health.
If you meet these criteria, you are generally eligible for laser eye surgery and we can determine which treatment method is best for you in a consultation and preliminary examination. The following methods are recommended depending on your specific visual defect:
Laser eye surgery for short-sightedness
|up to approx.
|up to approx. -6
|approx. -6 to
|Phakic Lenses (ICLs) / lens exchange
Laser eye surgery for farsightedness
|up to max. +4 dioptres
||Femto-LASIK / LASIK / Phakic Lenses (ICLs) / lens exchange
|approx. +5 to +10 dioptres
||Phakic Lenses (ICLs) / lens exchange
Laser eye surgery for astigmatism
|up to 5 dioptres
||Femto-LASIK/LASIK/LASEK/Phakic Lenses (ICLs) / lens exchange/SmartSight
Laser eye surgery for presbyopia
|Without other refractive errors
|Hyperopia/Myopia +3 to -5 dpt
|All visual defects
||Lens exchange with
monofocal/multifocal implants from Physiol, Zeiss, Precizon Presbyopic, Hoya or Panoptix (Alcon)
On the respective sub-pages you can find detailed information about the visual defects and the appropriate methods for their correction. We will also be happy to advise you personally. Simply arrange a free initial consultation.