Above all the most important thing is to make an accurate diagnosis before surgery, so we have the latest in imaging technology such as dual scheimplug Galilei (unique in Costa Rica).
This equipment allows us not only a thorough analysis of the anterior surface of the cornea, but also of the posterior face, it also gives us very accurate images of the anterior eye segment. With all these data we can decide exactly what is the best technique for each patient.
It is an outpatient procedure for the corneal strengthening. It slows Keratoconus progress, a genetic distortion of the cornea.
The treatment in each eye is made with local anesthesia, the objective is to strengthen the cornea by increasing the rigidity. In this manner, the illness stops advancing and/or it slows the progress.
This technique employs a procedure that takes 15 minutes using a high technology laser modifying your own tissue (cornea), to eliminated the defect, previous to the realization of a flap (a cut of 110 microns) with a high precision micro-keratome.
Our laser permits personalize treatments, i.e. a treatment according to the each person optical characteristic (optical aberration correction of low and high order), in addition, it poses security add-ons like the “eye tracking” that follows the eye at all times, securing a higher precision when the treatment is applied.
In this technique there no cut (flap) made, the superficial layer (epithelium) is removed. The decision to do this procedure depends on each person specific problem, being the safest technique. Then a contact lens is used until this layer closes.
The result is the same as the prior technique, but the healing would take more time and the possibility of post-operative pain.