María Pérez - PRK: Patient operated of myopia and astigmatism | IOA Madrid
María Pérez - PRK: Patient operated of myopia and astigmatism
María Pérez and her family have been patients at Miranza IOA Madrid for some years. Their eyesight history has been somewhat more complicated than normal and a few months ago she was operated of myopia and astigmatism. On one of her check-ups we asked her if she could answer some questions and she was kind enough to do so, for which we are most grateful.
- Maria, What operation did you undergo?
Myopia and Astigmatism
Why did you decide to undergo surgery?
I got an injury in my eye and I couldn't wear contact lenses.
They tried for me to year glasses, then contact lenses and in the end they sent me home to consider it again.
I decided to undergo the operation and for my eyes to suffer the lest possible.
And why did you decide to come to IOA?
For the past eight years they control and keep check of a fairly important problem that I have on the chiasm of the optic nerve.
I believe that they saved the sight of one of my husband's eyes due to an infection the effects of which they are still treating, and also the problems he already had before.
It is a matter of trust.
Was the type of operation you had what you thought it would be? Where particular criteria followed in your case to choose this option?
I can't decide how they have to operate on me, or what technique they have to use, as I am not an expert in this subject.
I know I am a patient with a history that has to be taken into careful consideration and I think they chose the best technique.
What has been the best and the worst part of the operation?
I don't have any bad feelings about the operation.
It is very fast and totally painless.
There is no discomfort at any time.
How long did it take you to recover?
It took me four weeks to see perfectly, but they already told me it would take that time and that was how it was.
They told me how I would gradually see and the times it would take.
And to lead a normal life?
It took me between two and three weeks to lead a normal life.
Can you do things now that you couldn't before?
Considering that I don't have to wear glasses any more....
Read at a distance, practice sport, etc.
Has your life changed in anyway?
Would you undergo this operation again?
I would be operated by the person who operated me again, as I know that if there is better technique they would undoubtedly use it.
What would you highlight of the functioning of IOA?
And I have been treated like a patient, not like a client.
What do you think we can improve?
I don't know, the price I suppose.
Would you recommend a fried or acquaintance to undergo an operation at IOA?
I don not usually recommend doctors, although I did explain my experiences.
And those who listened to me when to the centre prepared to be operated. They said to that person that his/her conditions were not the best so they couldn't do the operation.