Which eye surgery method is the best option for you
There are three main options to enhance the vision through surgery: LASIK, PRK/LASEK, and ReLEx SMILE procedures. But which one is the right option for you? All these methods are accessible in Iran for all international patients through EXON health paradise company.
You may be suffering from refractive problems. You may be seeking the safest and the most proper approach for treating your eyes. We bring different eye surgery methods to your attention; they are all operated in Iran with the latest technologies of ophthalmology. These technologies are in hands of the most well-known eye surgeons in Iran and in world-class clinics. The most reliable and safest eye treatment in Iran is accessible for all international patients through EXON health paradise company.
When you are looking to enhance your vision through elective surgeries, you will be faced with three options: LASIK, PRK/LASEK, and ReLEx SMILE procedures. But which one is the right option for you? To make an informed decision you need to understand the specifications and indications of each method. Although the success rate is almost high in most of these methods, they may also contain few risks.
First of all, it is better to consider the most important conditions that should be met before any elective eye surgery:
• You have to be at least 18.
• Your eye prescription should be fixed during the recent two years.
• You are healthy both physically and mentally.
• You are not suffering from a condition affecting the healing process.
According to the above mentioned, if you seem to be eligible for the surgery it is suggested to make an informed decision based on the answers to these questions:
What is your refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism)?
PRK is recommended for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK can also be used for all three conditions at mild to moderate levels.
ReLEx SMILE is an option only for myopia with a high number and myopia with astigmatism. Patients with severe nearsightedness who undergo LASIK surgery may need enhancement surgery to restore the vision completely. However, in SMILE there is no need for the second surgery.
Are your eyes pathologically dry?
Elective eye surgeries for enhancing the vision may cause eye dryness due to the severance of nerves associated with tear production. Therefore, if you already have the symptoms of dry eye syndrome, ReLEx SMILE and in the second place PRK, are the best options for you.
How thick is your cornea?
The thickness of the cornea is measured during the eye examinations by your doctor. If your cornea is not thick enough to create a flap in the LASIK method, PRK and ReLEx SMILE are more appropriate for you. Also, for irregular corneas, PRK is the best method.
Do you have a high-risk job that exposes your eyes to rough contacts?
The flap that is created in the LASIK method may be displaced or moved under pressure and force. Therefore, PRK and ReLEx SMILE are more suitable in these cases even though the initial recovery time is longer for them.
How much have you considered for your budget?
The cost of elective eye surgeries is different between clinics and depends on the instruments, time, insurance coverage, and surgeon’s experience. At EXON the PRK has the lowest price and the ReLEx SMILE has the highest price.
How many days can you take off work?
In PRK the whole epithelial layer is removed. Therefore, the healing process takes longer compared to other methods and you may need to take one week of work until the complete regrowth of epithelial layer. If you can't take time off work, LASIK and with a slight difference ReLEx SMILE are the better choices for you.
Are you afraid of surgeries?
In PRK and LASIK, an excimer laser is used to change the curvature of the cornea while in ReLEx SMILE a femtosecond laser is used. The excimer laser makes a clicking sound while working and produces an unusual odor that may concern some patients. So, if you are one of those people who get nervous in these conditions, you can consider choosing the SMILE method.
When you decide to have eye surgery for refractive errors, you try to find the best medical team in the best clinics and also with the affordable and logical prices. If you are seeking the best provider to treat your eyes it is important to consider some important points in this procedure. One of the most important factors for treatment is the knowledge and experience of the surgeon. Exon is in contract with the most professional ophthalmologists and eye surgeons in Iran. With no doubt, you can find their names among the most reputable eye surgeons not only in the middle east but also in the world. They are all board certified from top qualified universities in Iran or abroad. They have international membership in eye treatment and ophthalmology societies. So, they renew their knowledge and skills based on the latest scientific achievements through international congresses and workshops. The state-of-the-art treatments with novel techniques in Iran’s world-class clinics attract many patients to come to Iran from all over the world. The patients not only come from Iran’s neighbor countries but also from Europe and the US. Exon as a facilitator brings you the most professional eye treatment with the most enjoyable and affordable journey to Iran. With no doubt, you will have an unbeatable experience with Exon.
Published by: Exon Medical Department