Advanced technology combined with operative enthusiasm
The opening of the FOCUS Eye Laser Treatment Centre in the Leech Med Centre in Graz means that Austria has one of the most up-to-date laser centres. A committed and friendly team of specialists awaits you and takes care of you during all procedures: the preliminary medical examination; advice about what is the right option for you; the surgical intervention and post-operative treatment.
In order to improve your vision, or within the framework of the medical possibilities to restore your eyesight and make it possible to live a life without glasses, we can offer the entire spectrum of refractive surgery, lens implantations, as well as cataract surgery.
The heart of our centre is what is at present the world’s most up-to-date and fastest laser unit, the WAVE LIGHT REFRACTIVE SUITE® consisting of the WaveLight EX500 Eximer Laser and the WaveLight FS 200 femto second laser microscope.
Welcome – your team of ophthalmologists
Dr. Georg Hanselmayer, Dr. Michael Simon, Dr. Rupert Judmaier
In the FOCUS Eye Laser Treatment Centre we use WaveLight® laser equipment from the leading and most competent technology experts in the sphere of refractive surgery. In the WaveLight® system, diagnosis and treatment are perfectly attuned to each other. Using special software the results of the diagnoses are transferred directly to the laser system. The equipment works with a particularly fine laser ray which gently and carefully models the cornea. The uniform ray also ensures a particularly smooth surface. The actual operation lasts only a few seconds. This clearly reduces the risk of infection because the cornea is open for only a very brief period.
Born in 1969, general practitioner since 1998, trained as a specialist for ophthalmology and optometry at the Vienna General Hospital, concentrating in particular on corneal/refractive surgery / cataract surgery. He has been an ophthalmologist since 2005; he worked at the Eye Day Clinic in Güssing Hospital from 2006; he has many years of experience in refractive and surgical interventions. He is also a trained emergency doctor, and a court-certified expert.
Born in 1976, general practitioner since 1998; specialist training in Graz and Leoben, ophthalmologist since 2005, registered resident specialist in ophthalmology and optometry in Güssing since 2005; Eye Day Clinic in Güssing Hospital since 2006, concentrating on cataract and eyelid operations; many years of experience in refractive and surgical interventions. On the list of experts of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Born in 1961, general practitioner since 1987, trainee doctor 1987-1990; training as a specialist in the ophthalmology department in Leoben from 1990-1997; consultant in this department from 1997-2003. Since 2003 registered resident specialist for ophthalmology and optometry in Knittelfeld; many years of experience in cataract, eyelid, strabismus and glaucoma surgery.
Femto LASIK can be used successfully to correct defective vision between -10 and +4 dioptre values as well as astigmatism up to ca. 5 dioptres.
A few weeks before the operation contact lenses should not be worn, so as to allow precise measurement of the eye.
The operation itself is absolutely pain-free. Afterwards there might be a slight foreign body sensation but this rapidly disappears again.
On the day of the operation the eyes are sensitive to light. They can smart and itch. Reading or watching television should be avoided. Two to three day’s rest are recommended.
There is also the possibility of having the patient’s own lens replaced by a highly developed artificial lens, the multifocal lens. This is not visible, can remain permanently in the eye and makes it possible to see at various distances without varifocal and reading glasses.
The WaveLight® bench is constructed in such a way that head movements are not possible. The laser itself registers even rapid eye movements and immediately adjusts the ray.
This is how the operation works using the example of Femto LASIK
With the femto second laser the doctor creates a flap, a wafer-thin lid in the uppermost corneal layer. During this procedure intra-ocular pressure is increased and you are unable to see for a brief period.
Afterwards the corneal cover, is opened up rather like a book cover so as to expose the corneal layer below. Then you can perceive your surroundings in a rather blurred manner.
This is when the actual laser treatment begins. The lower layers of corneal tissue are gradually abraded until the desired result is achieved. On average treatment lasts only a few seconds.
The corneal cover is returned to the original position. It attaches itself automatically and does not need to be sewn. Anti-biotic drops prevent infection. The treatment is now completed. In most cases recovery occurs without complications, free of pain and rapidly.
All quoted prices are inclusive prices
They are unrelated to the dioptre values and depend solely on the surgical intervention and where applicable on lens implantation.
Included in the price are the following:
1. Preliminary examination (is taken account of)
2. Operation with implantation where applicable
3. Check-ups if necessary for up to a year after the operation
4. If necessary subsequent correction within one year
5. Post-cataract laser (only in the case of lens implantations)
Femto-Lasik: € 2,400 per eye
PRK (LASEK): €1,700 per eye
Implanted lens replacement: € 2,800 – 3,400 per eye