for Cataract treatment...

The term cataract refers to the multifactorial opacity of the crystalline ocular lens which can be observed in all age-groups.

The most common form of cataract is due to the normal, age-dependent damage of the lens (senile cataract) and constitutes the main cause of blindness. Cataract can be completely treated with the implementation of special surgical techniques.

The modern and most commonly used surgical technique is worldwide well known as Phacoemulsification.

PHACOEMULSIFICATION
  • Anaesthesia is performed with instillation of topical eye drops

  • During the surgery, the doctor removes the crystalline ocular lens, through a very small peripheral incision of the cornea, using ultrasound or/and rotatory fine adjustment (micro-movement) of a specific tool-surgical device

  • Afterwards, through the same incision, the doctor implants a foldable intraocular lens, depending on the patient's refractive records

  • After the end of the surgery the doctor instills eye drops and the patient leaves the clinic with instructions and medication, which include the instillation of eye drops for the next 20-30 days

  • The first post-operative examination is performed in the doctor’s practice the day following surgery

for Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia treatment...

The human eye functions as a perfect microcamera with inconceivable capabilities, in comparison with every high-technology human optical invention. Due to its small dimensions and its refractive properties it has great strength and adjustability.

This category includes nearly all these problems that can be treated with the use of eyesight-correcting glasses or/and contact lenses application.

Nowadays, many of these problems are being solved within the broader section of refractive surgery, with special laser and intraocular lenses use.

LASER REFRACTIVE SURGERIES, FOR THE CORRECTION OF AMETROPIAS (MYOPIA, HYPEROPIA, ASTIGMATISM) AND SOME CASES OF PRESBYOPIA
  • Depending on the chosen method (PRK, EPILASIK, LASEK, LASIK) the doctor prepares the surgical surface, or deeper the corneal stroma, in order to perform keratosmileusis with the EXCIMER LASER. In the case of LASIK, the doctor creates a corneal flap and uses a mechanical keratotome. Nowadays, the technique is implemented with the use of another Laser type, the FEMTOSECOND LASER

  • The EXCIMER LASER performs keratosmileusis, which usually lasts only several seconds for each eye

  • Depending on the method, the doctor can apply a protective therapeutic transparent contact lens for 4-7 days

  • After the end of the surgery the doctor instills eye drops and the patient leaves the clinic with instructions and medication, which include the instillation of eye drops for the next 7-30 days

  • The first post-operative examination is performed in the doctor’s practice the day following surgery

for Glaucoma treatment…

As the second most common cause of blindness world wide (depending on the race), glaucoma comprises a very severe disease. The retinal neuroepithelium, that is the tissue which receives and transports all the visual stimuli to the brain, is progressively destroyed, without being perceived from the patient even in the advanced stages.
The most common form of glaucoma, in the Caucasians of Europe, is Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma.

Nowadays, the advances in pharmaceutical technology has led to the establishment of the medical treatment of glaucoma in the form of eye drops, with very simple dosage schemes. In some cases, the patient undergoes additional therapies, with special Laser or/and implantation of drainage valves which drain the aqueous humor from the anterior chamber.

In the resistant forms of the disease as well as in some special cases of other forms of glaucoma, the patients undergo several forms of surgical therapies, commonly, trabeculectomy.

TRABECULECTOMY
  • Anaesthesia is performed with instillation of local eye drops. Rarely, it is performed with peribulbar injections

  • The conjunctiva is prepared, close to the limbus and over the region of the filtering bleb

  • A flap of specific dimensions and thickness is made in the ocular sclera

  • The ocular tissue through which the aqueous humor is being filtered, known as the trabeculum, is trepannized under the flap. In this way, a large flow communication is created between the anterior chamber and the adjacent subconjunctival area, leading to the formation of a filtering bleb

  • The flap is sutured with a specific technique

  • The surgery is completed with the waterproofing of the newly-formed bleb, as well as the specific suturing of the conjunctiva

  • After the end of the surgery, the doctor instills eye drops and the patient leaves the clinic with instructions and medication, including eye drops, for the next 20-30 days

  • The first post-operative examination takes place in the doctor’s practice the day following surgery