Laser Vision Correction in Poland
Restore a perfect vision safely and painlessly with Laser Vision Correction Abroad – visit Poland and enjoy your life with perfect sight.
If you are looking for the laser refractive surgery – laser vision correction, with the most innovative methods (including Femto LASIK) you are in the right place. Read more about the Laser Vision Correction Abroad – in Poland.
|Benefits||permanent vision correction – become glasses independent 20/20|
|Stay in Poland||3 days|
|Procedure time||15 minutes|
|For whom?||Patients between 21 and 55 years old|
|Follow up||next day|
|Back to work time (office)||7 days|
|Preparation||do not wear make-up 24 before the procedure. Do not drink alcohol or coffee.|
|Package||Airport transfers, consultation, surgery, concierge service|
|Approximate Package cost||depending on the laser type (LASIK, EBK, FEMTO LASIK)|
1. General Treatment Information
a) Expected results, benefits
What are the advantages of Laser Vision Correction?
After laser eye surgery most Patients do not longer need corrective eyewear. The procedure corrects vision almost immediately and is associated with very little pain. Usually, no stitches are required, and recovery is quick.
b) About the procedure
The procedure is used to correct common vision problems (such as astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia) and to reduce Patient’s dependence on contact lenses/eyeglasses. Laser eye surgery is a form of refractive surgery and uses a beam of ultraviolet light to reshape Patients cornea. Adjusting the curve of cornea allows light to be focused just on the retina at the back. The most popular methods are called LASIK and are chosen by 95% of Patients. The operator uses either a mechanical device called a microkeratome or femtosecond laser to create a very thin corneal flap, about 0.1 mm. Surgeon lifts corneal flap back on a hinge and reshapes with the laser the bed of the cornea. Depending on Patients need it can flatten the cornea to correct short-sightedness, make it steeper for long-sightedness or improves symmetry to help in astigmatism. The surgeon uses a computer to adjust the excimer laser exactly for your particular prescription. When the operator puts the corneal flap back, it stays in this new shape. Each procedure takes about five minutes; it is performed on each eye separately.
c) Treatment Schedule
Before undergoing the laser eye surgery, you need to use a detailed consultation with your Doctor. He will perform a qualification examination and complementary examinations if needed (Likely tests include measuring corneal thickness, refraction, and pupil dilation as well as other eye conditions). The moistness of your eyes needs to be evaluated to reduce dry eyes effect after the surgery. You will also need to undergo analysis to prepare a map of your cornea.
Right after the surgery, you will need to rest; you may feel a temporary discomfort like burning or itching in your eye. During the first hour after surgery, you should expect blurry visions or haziness. Clarity should improve next morning.
First control will be done after 24 hours of the treatment.
d) Potential side effects
What are the disadvantages and risks of Laser Vision Correction?
Although laser eye surgery in the right hands, technology and aftercare is extremely safe, as a Patient you need to be conscious that changes made to the cornea can not be reversed after having the laser eye surgery, only an additional correction can be done. In very rare cases (1:10000) the surgery can permanently affect vision. Same patients can experience discomfort right after surgery (to 48 hours).
e) Full Recovery Time
Your eyes will start healing quickly after surgery; you will experience some blurry visions during the first days or sometimes weeks. Most Patients can come back to daily routines such as working the day after the surgery. In most cases, vision becomes stable and clear at six-month control visit.
2. Patient’s preparation
Before the consultation, you should be out of contact lenses, from 1 week when it comes to all soft contact lenses or extended wear soft lenses, up to 12 weeks with true hard lenses from polymethyl methacrylate. You should provide your general health history to your eye doctor including any medications you are taking to determine if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. The day before surgery you should stop using cremes, perfumes, makeup, lotions. You should not do any sports up to three days following surgery. To prevent infections you should wait two weeks before using any cosmetics around an eye. You should avoid swimming for up to 2 months and avoid strenuous exercises and contact sports such as martial arts. You can fly after 2-3 days after the procedure, but please prepare artificial tears.
Essential tests include measuring corneal thickness, refraction, and pupil dilation will be performed in the clinic.
4. Qualification for the procedure
There are many factors having the impact on the outcome of the surgery that is why not everybody could undergo laser eye treatment. Doctor will probably ask you about:
Medical conditions – it is important to know if have an autoimmune disease, a chronic illness or other major illness that may slow or detain healing?
Eye conditions – you need to tell the doctor if you had any problems with your eyes if you need to wear glasses.
Medications – do you take steroids medicaments or other drugs that might prevent healing?
High or Low refractive error – do you use eyewear/lenses every day or just from time to time? Is your prescription extremely high?
Stable refraction – is your prescription stable or have changed during last year?
Corneal thickness – do you have thin corneas?
Pupil size – are your pupils really large in dark conditions?
Tear production – do you have a dry eye problem?
Age – How old are you? You can only undergo this procedure if you are over 21.
Pregnancy – Are you pregnant?
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I can highly recommend Eurotreatmed service. Maja has been very helpful with arranging lens replacement service for my grandpa. She always responded quickly and answered our questions and doubts. The surgery was successful without any complications and my grandpa came back happy and now he can see much better. We did not know much about Katowice but it turned out to be an interesting place. He even managed to go for a one day trip to Auschwitz museum. The signs in the hospital were not in English but the staff assisted him and helped to move around. Overall great experience.
I was 100% satisfied with the services of EuroTreatMed in arranging, organising and overseeing my PAE procedure in Katowice two weeks ago. I had previously had elsewhere in Poland private dental and physiotherapy services, so was confident that although EuroTreatMed was new to me, I would find good quality prostate treatment there. Maja Swinder their Patient Coordinator has very good command of both written and spoken English, and there were no language barriers with her. In my opinion, she has also excellent customer care skills. I was in the clinic for three nights, and have needed about a week back home to fully recover. Overall, including travel costs, the price was substantially below that in the UK. I would use EuroTreatMed again for elective treatment in Poland
I was originally quite apprehensive about travelling to Katowice, Poland for varicose vein surgery but having Maja from EuroTreatMed help me along the way made my experience run smoothly. When I originally contacted Euro Treat Med 2 months prior to my surgery I received plenty of information regarding my procedure and was happy to book with the surgeon. I booked to stay in a hotel called Park Diament only across the road from the hospital where my procedure would take place (patients were given a discount on their stay as well). I flew out two days prior to my procedure and was picked up from the airport by Maja, even though I was 5 hours late due to missing my connecting flight. The following day I had an examination with the surgeon where we discussed appropriate methods for the procedure and was then scheduled in to have treatment in the morning. The day of the procedure went smoothly as Maja was there to check me in and stayed until all of my pre op checks had been completed. After the procedure I was then allowed to leave the hospital at around 3pm the same day and was told to rest in my hotel. I would definitely not hesitate to go abroad for surgery again as the facilities were just as good if not better than the UK and I could not recommend Euro Treat Med and Maja enough.