Vistalaser oftalmologia: Eye surgery in Marbella and Malaga, Spain
Specialist eye clinics in Marbella and Malaga, serving Fuengirola, Estepona, Benalmadena, Mijas, Torremolinos, Algeciras, Gibraltar and Granada. The clinics provide LASIK 100% blade-free laser eye treatment, wavefront-guided customised laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, laser surgery for obstruction in the tear duct, using the latest technology and at an excellent price.
As well as correcting the most well known visual errors like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, Vistalaser oftalmologia also try to obtain the best possible results not only in terms of quantity, but also in terms of the quality of vision. Using new wavefront technology (for patients whom this treatment is suitable) they can also improve aspects like night vision, the ability to differentiate between shades of colour or brightness and resistance to glare.
Because the treatment given to each patient is unique and personalised, the results they achieve are superior to those obtained with standard treatments.
Eye treatments offered in Spain
Refractive errors are corrected by applying the laser to the intermediate layer of the cornea, the stroma, reducing the tissue in order to change the curvature of the cornea. This operation is performed with a local anaesthetic, administered with eye-drops, as an outpatient intervention and only takes a few minutes.
Currently the technique that is most often used is LASIK due to its precision and safety. The operation is also painless and patients recover their vision very quickly.
They also perform surface treatment LASEK and PRK, for patients whom this treatment is suitable.
Wavefront-guided customised laser surgery
With the new wavefront technology aspects like night vision, the ability to differentiate between shades of colour or brightness and resistance to glare can be improved.
Wavefront technology allows visual performance to be analysed by measuring optical aberrations - the distortions and irregularities of the eye. Laser treatment is adjusted according to these findings. Because this allows specific treatment to be designed for each eye the quality of your sight can be improved in terms of sensitivity to contrast, night vision, glare etc.
Surgery for high level Myopia and Hyperopia
Using a local anaesthetic, an intraocular lens (made out of an acrylic material) is implanted in the eye. The operation does not hurt and the patient may return home after the intervention but the eye must be covered until the following morning.
In cases where there is astigmatism as well as myopia or hyperopia, the lens implant can be complemented by treating with the laser afterwards. The results obtained with this method are remarkably precise.
Phacoemulsification, the most modern technique for treating cataracts, uses ultrasound to break down and extract the lens. An intraocular lens is then inserted through a tiny incision of about 3 mm. This artificial lens will not only replace the original lens, but can also compensate for any myopia or hyperopia that the patient had before the operation.
This is an outpatient intervention that does not require hospitalisation. The operation takes about 20 minutes and is carried out with a local anaesthetic. Once the intervention is over patients may return home and their vision will recover very quickly.
Surgery for obstruction in the tear duct
Dacryocystorhinostomy is recommended for the treatment of watery eyes caused by an obstruction in the tear duct. This modern surgical technique is a significant advance on traditional methods because:
It doesn't leave any scarring on the patient’s face.
It is an outpatient procedure performed with a local anaesthetic.
Patients recover quickly after the operation and the actual intervention itself only takes 30 minutes.
A patient's journey
Before arriving in Spain, patients must stop wearing their contact lenses for at least a week if they are soft lenses or two weeks if they are hard or gas permeable lenses. Patients must also stop wearing make-up for 3 days before surgery.
The preoperative examination can be carried out the day before the operation. Vistalaser oftalmologia operates on Wednesdays and Fridays in Málaga and on Thursdays in Marbella. Patients should be aware that as a result of this examination you might not be considered suitable for surgery.
The day after the operation, patients must attend a postoperative examination. A minimum stay of 3 days is, therefore, necessary for this first stage.
Between five and ten days later patients have a second postoperative check-up which can be done at Vistalaser oftalmologia or in your own country.
If necessary, they can assist your usual eye doctor to carry out the postoperative follow-up either over the telephone or by email. Your doctor will also be provided with a full medical report.
Price for laser surgery of refractive errors are 2000 Euros for both eyes (approximately 1550 Pounds for both eyes).