A thorough eye examination is required before any eye surgery. Whether it is the removal of diopters or cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist must always assess whether surgery is an appropriate solution to the patient’s problem.
Upon arrival at the clinic, the patient will be cared for by nurses, who will write down the patient’s data from the insurance card. They will also give the patient a questionnaire and information about the surgery to review. Instrumental vision measurements follow. Diopters are measured, and visual acuity is examined at far and near distances. The condition of the cornea, its thickness, and curvature are also determined. Intraocular pressure or pupil width is also measured. The eyes are instilled with special eye drops so that the retina and optic nerve can be thoroughly examined. If necessary, the patient is also subjected to additional examinations, such as a dry eye test, etc.
A detailed examination will determine whether the patient can undergo the operation and if so, the most suitable intervention method will be recommended. The pre-operative assessment takes approximately 60-90 minutes.
In most cases, it is possible to undergo a pre-operative examination and the procedure in one day. Before the operation, the eyes are always locally anesthetized with anesthetic drops, so the procedure does not hurt at all. Immediately after the procedure, the patient can go home accompanied by a family member or an acquaintance.
In this short video, you can see how a typical operating day of a patient goes.