RISKS AND BENIFITS
RISKS AND BENIFITS OF LASIK
Millions of people have undergone laser eye surgery in the past decade, and living happily and safely with it. When done properly by an experienced eye surgeon, and to the suitable case, The benefits are un-mistakabe; an excellent eye-sight with no glasses (mostly better than that obtained with glasses). Benefits are immense and appreciated very well.
There is no serious sight threatening complications, however, there are some risks which can occur, and you should be aware of their possibility. They can roughly be divided into: common side effects, infrequent side effects, and extremely rare ones. This monograph does not relate to complications caused by operating on the wrong cases (non-indicated cases for whom LASIK was not suitable in the first place)
COMMONLY OCCURRING (SIDE EFFECTS) OF LASIK
These are not (true side effects), but rather a cause of a trivial discomfort following LASIK. It is to be noted that these symptoms can occur in one eye more than the other with no particular significance:
INFREQUENT SIDE EFFECTS OF LASIK
EXTREMELY RARE SIDE EFFECTS OF LASIK WHICH NEVER OCCURRED IN OUR CLINIC
As you make your decision whether to have refractive eye surgery, consider the benefits and the risks. Also consider the cost of surgery. Most importantly, discuss your decision and your concerns with Dr Khalil. He will be more than willing to help you decide if refractive surgery is right for you.
Vision Correction Conferences
Dr Khalil Eye Clinic Specialties
A wide range of eye care procedures is offered at the highest standards at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic
Treatment of Keratoconus
Management of the conical cornea or keratoconus has made revolutionary leaps in past few years, mainly by the introduction of corneal cross linking (CXL), and other new surgical techniques..
Glaucoma Treatment and Surgery
the tools available for treating glaucoma has undergone a phenomenal expansion, thanks to the development of new medicines and new surgical techniques and devices.
Laser Treatment of the Retina
The laser produces a pure, high-intensity beam of light energy, that can be precisely focused onto the retina. Dr Khalil offers his expertise in laser treatment of the retina for cases with diabetes, vascular occlusions and others.
Keratoplasty, Corneal Transplantation
Cornea transplant, or Keratoplasty, is a highly refined surgery, in which Dr Khalil replaces a diseased and opaque cornea with a clear donor cornea, obtained from some of the best recognised international eye banks.
LASIK & Femto-LASIK
Today’s active lifestyle demands for visual performance that we can rely on, night and day, free of glassed and contact lenses. Some professions simply can not go well with glasses or contact lenses, like pilots, professional sportspeople and others. LASIK can offer glasses free excellent vision to most refractive vision errors
Modern Cataract Surgery
Modern cataract surgery is a miracle of modern medicine. Thanks to huge leaps in both expertise and technology. If your vision has faded as a result of cataracts, your likelihood of recovering more youthful vision with a cataract operation is very high
Comprehensive Eye Consultation
When you come to Dr Khalil Eye Clinic, you will have a full eye consultation, with comprehensive evaluation and discussion regarding your eye condition. Dr Ahmad Khalil will then give you advice on recommended investigations if needed and best course of management
Squint Treatment and Surgery
Squint treatmentcan lie simply on the use os some glasses, while in other cases it will need to be operated. Dr Khalil will help make the correct diagnosis and best treatment.
For higher levels of short- or long-sightedness or if the cornea is not suitable for LASIK vision correction, phakic lens implantation become the procedure of choice. Though the costier, the ICL has been demonstrated to obtain better visual outcomes compared to Lasik for higher degrees of errors
Injections inside the eye (Intra-vitreal)
An intravitreal injection is a procedure to place a medication directly into the space in the back of the eye called the vitreous cavity, near the retina. This is commonly used to treat retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion
Treatment of Congenital Glaucoma
Dr Khalil has been fighting congenital glaucoma since 1998. He successfully operated more than 1200 cases, one of the highest figures internationally for this rare disease....As he is pioneering a successful surgical technique for the management of the difficult glaucoma in the newborn and infants