EXCIMER LASER SURGERY
Excimer lasers aim a high intensity ultraviolet B (UVB) light dose of a very specific wavelength — 308 nanometers — directly at the psoriasis plaques. Excimer laser is a device which generates an ultraviolet light at 193 nm wavelength using Ar F gas. Because the laser light never touches the surrounding skin, it reduces the risk of UV radiation exposure. Excimer lasers are used to treat mild-to-moderate psoriasis.
– Who can have a laser surgery?
• Patient who eye structure is found to be suitable for surgery based on the pre-operative examinations and procedures to be done can be treated with laser.
• Patient who use glasses or contact lenses and its over 18 years old.
• Patient who have astigmatism up to -6 diopters and hyperopia up to +4 diopters,
• Patient who have myopia up to -10 diopters,
• Patient who have a sufficient cornea tissue thickness,
• Patient who do not suffer from systemic diseases or any other eye diseases
• Patient who diopters have not changed more than 0.50 diopters during the last 1 year.
– What should be considered after Excimer Laser?
It is important that you take your medicines on time and in the recommended dose. No bandage. You should wear your protective eyewear for the specified period of time. (Usually 1 day.) Make-up should not be done during the times stated by my physician and the treatment such as pool, sea, sauna and solarium should be avoided for few days.