Vision is the amazing gift of nature which we take for granted and often hardly cherish. Only when there are problems, we begin to think about how low we valued the health of visual organs. Fortunately, recently, there appeared a large number of modern methods that allow to deal with a variety of pathologies and return sight even in the most difficult cases. One of the most popular and effective methods is rightly considered to be the laser treatment. By means of methods based on the use of a laser successfully is performed the treatment of retinal vascular diseases, and various states caused by diabetes.
Thanks to the use of laser equipment, treating many diseases has not only become much faster and easier, but also has become less traumatic. Also eye surgeries in DOKOL made by laser practically do not cause complications. In the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Ophthalmological Clinical Hospital the following medical procedures are performed with help of a laser:
- Laser treatment of glaucoma (transpupillary thermotherapy);
- Cross-linking of the eye cornea (therapeutic treatment);
- Treatment of peripheral retina dystrophies (PPLC);
- Treatment of secondary cataract;
- Keratoconus treatment.
Keratoconus is a serious chronic disease that progresses rather quickly and becomes the cause of the corneal exhaustion. As a rule, patients who suffer from keratoconus complain about vision deterioration on the basis of astigmatism or myopia. A great inconvenience of this disease is a constant need in changing glasses, as well as the inability to use contact lenses of the soft type. More recently, the initial stage of the disease was almost not diagnosed, so that is why the experts got patients with quite an extensive-stage disease. Today everything has changed. Thanks to modern equipment, in the DOKOL the disease is identified at an early stage, so you can quickly begin the treatment and prevent serious consequences. In our hospital keratoconus diagnostics is carried out using the PENTACAM apparatus designed for precise examination of the anterior chamber of the eye and computer tomography. Keratoconus treatment has recently been operational - with the help of a corneal transplant. Today, modern ophthalmology has come to such a level that the therapeutic treatment of the disease became possible thanks to so-called cross-linking.