Before the procedure – preliminary examinations
At the beginning of your first visit to us, we conduct a comprehensive examination. Here we record any previous illnesses, any past operations, and any medications that you take. We will also discuss your presbyopia and how it affects your life, and what we can do to help you.
Complete eye check
We will thoroughly examine your eyes and take note of your exact visual acuity and degree of presbyopia. We will also examine your retina and measure the pressure inside your eye to determine if any other eye diseases present. We then measure the eye very precisely. This includes optical biometrics, which is the most precise examination method. It measures the axial length and sections of the eyeball. We also record the corneal curvature.
All this is done contact-free with a laser. This method is exceptionally safe and accurate.
We also carefully examine and measure the cornea. The cornea is the “window” of the eye – light falls through it. Together with the lens, the cornea represents the optical system.
For an optimal correction of presbyopia, we make an exact map of the cornea. Using a corneal topography, we can measure the anterior and posterior walls and the thickness of the cornea very precisely. This examination serves to determine all anatomical properties of the cornea. The refractive power of the eyes is derived from this “map”, which plays a vital role in the corrective operation.
Soon, we will also be offering anterior segment optical coherence tomography. This examination is contactless and can be compared to an ultrasound examination. However, laser light is not used for this purpose.
Finally, we will carry out a wavefront examination. Here we send a light beam into the eye to focus precisely on the retina. From this point, a light wavefront propagates through the lens and cornea. With the help of this examination method, we can determine precisely where the laser should be applied to optimise eyesight.