Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery


Ophthalmology & eye-surgery on Crete is internationally, a Medical specialty of EXCELLENCE. This level of Excellence is due to the Research, Teaching & Procedures of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Medical School of the University of Crete. This department has World renowned Professors like the President of the European society of Ophthalmology & Eye surgery association: Professor Dr Yiannis Palikaris.

The team of Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons, collaborating with Cretan Health, were trained in that Department & in UK, France, Germany, CH, etc. They are Members of the Greek Associations & Boards of Ophthalmologists & Certified Eye Surgeons from the Ministries of Health & Labor and the Medical Boards of Greece & Crete.

Their range of Procedures & Treatments include all the Treatments of Ophthalmology which they operate either in specialized private hospitals or in their surgeries.

One of their Procedures that we present in detail with its characteristics is the LASER EYE SURGERY.

The ability to see clearly is taken for granted by millions of people and for millions of others, seeing clearly has been possible only through the use of glasses or contact lenses. Advances in Laser Eye Surgery have given countless individuals worldwide the choice to be free from the constraints of corrective eyewear. LASIK eye surgery is turning dreams into reality for people all over the world.


cretan health Laser Eye Surgery

The Difference Is Our Technology

  • In keeping with our ongoing commitment to remain at the forefront of vision correction, we offer the newest and most technologically advanced Laser System, the ALLEGRETTO WAVE excimer laser. We are proud to treat our patients with the ALLEGRETTO WAVE Laser System.

    This advancement in vision correction technology offers patients increased speed, accuracy and safety. In fact, the ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q is one of the fastest excimer Laser Systems today.

    The ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q Excimer Laser is the newest generation of excimer laser technology and is the first system to receive concurrent approval for the treatment of both nearsightedness and farsightedness. The treatment profile for this laser was developed after intense study of individuals who have what is called "super vision," or vision that is better than 20/20. The laser reshapes the cornea of your eye to mimic the pattern of eyes with "super vision" with unparalled customization. Due to the laser's unique wavefront-optimized ablation algorithm, the system delivers superior clinical results and a maximum level of safety for our patients.


The Lasik Experience

Medical Consultation


Your consultation is the first step. During this one-hour appointment you will have specific testing performed to assure that you are eligible for the Laser Treatment. The remainder of your visit , is an interactive and educational session designed to help you understand all aspects of the LASIK procedure.


After a thorough comprehensive examination and consultation you will obtain final recommendations about your possible options. This requires a great deal of clinical examination time during which many questions will be asked, many measurements taken, much data collected and a dialogue will occur between the Surgeon and staff.


Day of Surgery


You should plan to spend approximately 1,5 hour at the practice from start to finish

First, if you have not already done so, you will need to sign a statement of informed consent which says that you have had the opportunity to ask questions, that they have been answered, that the risks, benefits and possible complications of your treatment have been reviewed and discussed with you.

After a few minutes you will be accompanied into the laser suite.

You will be asked to sit and recline on a comfortable bedlike chair or platform.

Your job is to relax and stay still for a few minutes.

Once the procedure is completed you will sit in a comfortable recovery area for a short while before you are dismissed. While you are waiting, your instructions for how to use the various drops, you will be supplied, will be reviewed with you.

The first few hours are the most important for healing. Follow the instructions you were given carefully and completely.

You will return for follow-up the next day. The exact schedule of visits can vary from patient to patient


Your results


Because everyone’s eyes are different, we cannot promise same vision. We can, however, give you an expectation of your outcome based on prescription, ocular health and pre-operative testing.

An experienced Surgeon will generally deliver safe, effective and predictable results with his or her Laser, regardless of the Laser type, as long as they have had a chance to do the proper diagnostic testing and taken the time to help you establish realistic goals and expectations In addition, by utilizing the most advanced technology with Wavelight Allegretto Eye -Q, we are ensuring that our patient receive the best opportunity to achieve superior result.


Is it right for me?


ALLEGRETTO WAVE expands the boundaries of candidacy for LASIK.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old.

Their vision must be stable for at least one year prior to the procedure date.

However, there are certain people who are less than ideal candidates for LASIK and ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q. These patients are encouraged to speak with their doctor to find the best vision correction option:

• Pregnant or nursing
• Glaucoma or high pressure (ocular hypertension)
• Keratoconus, a corneal irregularity
• Inflammation of the eye (uveitis, blepharitis, or iritis)
• Herpes simplex that has infected your eye
• Previous severe injuries to the eye
• Corneal scars or infections
• Unstable refraction
• Other diseases of the eye such as AMD, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, or others
• Patients with very large pupils, thin corneas, or dry eyes
• During the consultation with your doctor, please be sure to mention all medications you are taking and any medical conditions you have that might affect the success of laser correction.


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