Glaucoma and cataracts — a disease of advanced age. Relatively recently, it was believed that these conditions are irreversible — but modern ophthalmology will restore lost vision. On the use of laser in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts says MD, professor
— The most important question bothering most people with glaucoma or cataracts — whether an operation is inevitable?
— The operation is necessary. Unfortunately, not all of it can be done, but if possible, always be operated. Drops, tablets, these diseases not only heal, but did not even slow down.
— How does it look today is modern, the safest treatment for glaucoma and cataracts?
— This laser surgery. They are effective, non-traumatic, provide a stable result.
— How is such intervention?
— In contrast to the usual operations, laser interventions are carried out quickly, the whole process, including a full inspection takes half a day. The operation takes a few minutes and laser treatment — a few seconds.
— What are the characteristics of operations directly?
— Laser cataract — a technique effective for both mature and immature for cataract. This compares favorably with the intervention of ultrasound surgery (phacoemulsification), which can be applied only in cases of immature cataract. At the same time, patients often come to the ophthalmologist is already a mature cataract, which is accompanied by a significant decrease in vision.
— So should select a center, which operates using a laser?
— It's not just that. There is a subtlety associated with models of lasers themselves. There are lasers with a special wavelength that is quenched in the eye. This considerably facilitates the patient after surgery.
— Cataract surgery — is difficult operation for the patient?
— First, in the era of pre-laser cataract operation ended with twelve stitches and a mass of complications, but now it is not. During the operation incision in
— What are the possibilities of the laser in the treatment of glaucoma?
— In glaucoma surgery as an outpatient. In the eye is very small incision — less than one and a half millimeters. Injected into the eye subtle optical fiber through which the laser beam is carried out and performing therapeutic. This technique is practically excluded complications. The duration of the operation —
— What are the achievements in this field abroad?
— I will answer you this way: we were constantly coming to be treated