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Healthy vision
What an ill eye sees?
Vision disorders
Ďalekozrakosť UVEA

Astigmatism

is an eye condition which manifests itself with blurred vision and an insufficient ability to distinguish details and contrasts.
It occurs very frequently in combination with short-sightedness or long-sightedness.

What’s the problem?

THE SHAPE OF THE CORNEA
Astigmatism

of an eye with astigmatism looks more like a squashed oval than a circle. The light enters the eye at different angles, creating two focal points.
The image is blurred, and sometimes doubled. Perhaps you’ve been told that astigmatism can’t be treated by laser surgery. It’s true that certain forms of this conditions are more complicated to treat, but practically all types are treatable with the help of specialists and the right technology.

Astigmatism

What happens during surgery?

Astigmatism

Excimer laser surgery is used for operating on astigmatism.
The most important part of this process is the so-called photoablation - removal of corneal tissue using a laser.
The surface of the cornea is modified to change its curvature, thus achieving clear vision. Laser eye surgery is suitable for patients over the age of 18. The surgery for astigmatism lasts no more than a few minutes.

The difference between excimer laser methods lies in whether the photoablation itself takes place on the surface or below the surface of the cornea.

Astigmatism
FemtoLasik
FemtoLasik

Under the surface method using two types of lasers.
The femtosecond laser creates thousands of small bubbles in the cornea which slice the stroma of the cornea and form a flap which is then lifted up. The removal of the diopter is done by the excimer laser.
After the surgery, the corneal epithelium returns to its original place.

  • quicker vision recovery
  • earlier return to work
  • clear vision just a few hours after surgery
  • possible risk of developing dry eye syndrome
FemtoLasik
Lasek
Lasek

A surface method where the epithelium is lifted up after the application of an alcohol solution using a mechanical tool. After surgery, the removed part of the cornea grows back.

  • less invasive surgery
  • suitable if there are cataracts on the eye’s surface
  • cheaper surgery
  • smaller risk of dry eye syndrome
  • gradual clearing of vision
  • longer recovery period (2 to 4 days)
  • the patient can experience slight irritation or burning
Lasek
PRK
PRK-Excimer

This is also a surface method. It is an older, currently less used/v method where the epithelium is removed from the cornea using a mechanical instrument. After surgery, the removed part of the cornea grows back.

  • suitable for thinner corneas
  • suitable if there are cataracts on the eye’s surface
  • cheapest surgery
  • higher level of pain
  • longer recovery period
PRK-Excimer

What if my astigmatism is too high
for excimer surgery?

PHAKIC CONTACT LENSES
Astigmatism surgery

are used for correcting dioptric disorders in patients for whom excimer laser surgery does not enable them to rid themselves of glasses as a result of a high dioptric disorder or a thin cornea.
The phakic contact lens is implanted into the eye in front of the lens. This combination modifies the patients’ required dioptres and also accommodates the natural human lens.
The whole process could be described as implanting glasses into the eye with the difference that you don’t need to ake them off or out.
The implantation of a phakic contact lens is usually suitable for patients under the age of 40.

Astigmatism surgery

Our team for treating astigmatism

Our experience staff will look after your eyes as if they were their own.

  • MUDr. Peter Žiak, PhD.
    MUDr. Peter Žiak, PhD.
  • MUDr. Rastislav Vida
    MUDr. Rastislav Vida
  • MUDr. Iveta Katuščáková
    MUDr. Iveta Katuščáková
  • MUDr. Jaroslav Nikel
    MUDr. Jaroslav Nikel

    Equipment and instruments

    • FEMTOSEKUNDOVÝ LASER VICTUS
      Victus Femtosecond laser

      Victus Femtosecond laser

      FEMTOSEKUNDOVÝ LASER VICTUS

      The UVEA Mediklinik is the first and only clinic in Slovakia which has a combined Victus femtosecond laser from the German company Technolas PV.

      The advantage of the Victus laser is the high precision and care for the eye tissues. Certain types of procedures can be performed entirely without the eye being touched by the instrument, but only by the laser ray. Technolas PV has chosen the UVEA Mediklinik eye clinic as its reference and training centre.

      What can this device do?

      LRCS

      Enables surgical procedures to be performed with high precision for cataract operations. The laser performs a capsulorex and lens fragmentation very precisely and safely.

      INTRACOR

      A surgical method which corrects worsened vision close up, by creating micro circles in the corneal stroma, thus achieving the curve of part of the cornea and correcting the eye’s optic system.

      CUSTOMFLAP

      Creating a corneal flap during LASIK surgery

      CUSTOMSHAPE

      Therapeutic procedures on the cornea such as ceratoplastics, tunnels for corneal rings and astigmatic keratotomy.

    • Excimerový laser Amaris
      Excimer laser
      Amaris

      Excimer laser Amaris

      Femtosekundový laser Victus

      The Amaris 750 S laser by the German company Schwind us currently one of the fastest and best excimer lasers in the world.
      Standard excimer laser systems work with a speed of 200 to 400 Hz, the Amaris has a speed of 750 Hz.

      What are the advantages of our laser?

      1050x

      It follows eye movement 1,050 times per second and corrects the aim of the laser ray.

      Extremely precise

      correction of short-sightedness, astigmatism and far-sightedness.

      It contains

      one of the most modern systems for controlling the eye’s rotational and torque movements.

      Online pachymetry

      means measuring the thickness of the cornea in real time during eye surgery.

    • The SCHWIND CORNEAL WAVEFRONT ANALYZERSCHWIND
      Corneal wavefront analyser

      Corneal wavefront analyser

      SCHWIND CORNEAL WAVEFRONT ANALYZERSCHWIND

      The corneal aberration analyser offers all the properties of an innovative topographic system using wavefronts (or corneal “wavefront” aberometer). This system analyses the corneal wavefront and thus can define with precision any symptomatic aberrations (optical errors) of the cornea.

    • SCHWIND SIRIUS
      Sirius topograph

      Sirius topograph

      SCHWIND SIRIUS

      This offers a perfect combined solution for refractive and therapeutic cornea surgery. This highly precise diagnostic device, which works on the principle of a rotating Scheimpflug camera and Placido disks, is used in many corneal pathologies.

    • CIRRUS HD-OCT ZEISS
      Cirrus HD coherent tomograph

      Cirrus HD coherent tomograph

      CIRRUS HD-OCT ZEISS

      At the UVEA Mediklinik, we have the Cirrus coherent tomograph which is one of the most modern, highly useful examination and imaging device aimed at the detailed examination of posterior and anterior eye structures such as the retina, optic nerve and cornea. We use it for rapid and simple diagnostics before most eye procedures. Thanks to its perfect optics, the Cirrus HD-OCT also offers our doctors highly professional analyses and graphical imaging of the results obtained. As a result, doctors can monitor the development of a wide range of eye diseases.

      Is surgery right for you?

      To help you find your way around, we have prepared a brief overview of surgeries available for different types of refractory disorders or diseases. Find out which type of surgery is best for you.

      Price list

      EXCIMER LASER SURGERYVŠZPDÔVERAUNION
      PRK 6D325 €325 €325 €
      Lasek 6D425 €425 €425 €
      Smartsurface595 €595 €595 €
      Femto Lasik 6D HD750 €750 €750 €
      The procedure is only reimbursed by the insurance company in specific, medically- indicated cases
      IMPLANTATION OF PHAKIC INTRAOCULAR LENSVŠZPDÔVERAUNION
      VISIAN ICL1300 €1300 €1300 €
      IRIS CLAW1010 €1010 €1010 €
      IRIS CLAW TROPIC1210 €1210 €1210 €
      CLE / PRELEX (REPLACEMENT OF INTRAOCULAR LENS)VŠZPDÔVERAUNION
      CLE EXTRA790 €790 €790 €
      CLE FEMTO1090 €1090 €1090 €
      PRELEX EXTRA1190 €1190 €1190 €
      PRELEX FEMTO1490 €1490 €1490 €
      The additional price for the lens as requested by the patient following the consultation with a doctor ranges from 0 do 200 €.

      To help you find your way around, we have prepared a brief overview of surgeries available for different types of refractory disorders or diseases. Find out which type of surgery is best for you.

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