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Am I a good candidate for the laser eye surgery?
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    This time, I try to explain about the eligibility for the laser eye surgery (LASIK, PRK).

     

    1.Age

    ・under 18    It is too young to undergo LASIK and PRK. Ortho-K is available.

    ・over 40      You can undergo the surgery but LASIK/PRK cannot fix presbiopia.

                        You need reading glasses to see nearside after the surgery.

    ・around 60   You can undergo the surgery but you would be better to consider about cataract surgery.

     

    2.Estrogen

    Estrogen make your cornea soft and affect to your visual acuity.

    ・pregnant            You cannot undergo the surgery. You should wait at least 3 month after you have a baby.

    ・breast feeding     You should stop breast feeding and wait at least 3 month.

    We check your visual acuity and wait until it stables.

     

    3.Visual acuity

    Visual acuity corrected by glasses or contact lenses should be over 20/20.

    Or we cannot make the visual acuity over 20/20 after the surgery.

    ・Too strong myopia      over -12D  you cannot undergo laser eye surgery.

          We recommend ICL surgery. But it costs 4 times as expensive as LASIK/PRK.

    ・Too strong astigmatism   over -5D  you cannot undergo.

    ・Too strong hyperopia    over +3D  It is hard to fix it.

     

    4.Thikness of the cornea

    We have strict guideline about the thickness of the cornea.

    We should remain 400-450micrometers after the surgery.

    You do not have enough thickness of the cornea, you cannot undergo the surgery.

     

    5. Body condition

     You cannot undergo the surgery who have deseases hereunder.

     cataract, glaucoma, retina's deseases, keratoconus, squint-eyed badly

     badly diabetes, and more.

     Please ask our doctor on the first exam.

     

    Back to "Laser eye surgery in Okinawa"

     

     

     

     

     

    | 南城眼科 | English | 15:38 | comments(0) | - |
    Pick-up service between Nanjo Eye Clinic and Camp Foster
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      We will start the pick-up and drop-off service between Nanjo Eye Clinic and Camp Foster only for the patients who undergo pre-OPE Exam ,LASIK or PRK surgery and 1day Exam.

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      We will pick you up and drop you off at Camp Foster's Legion Gate near around Sam's Cafe.
      Please leave messages on our facebook account to make an appointment to use this service.
      https://www.facebook.com/nanjoeyeclinic/
      Or call us 0120-049-315

       
      | 南城眼科 | English | 10:38 | comments(0) | - |
      The detail of the direction to Nanjo Eye Clinic
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        Here we try to show you how to get to our hospital!

        From Camps in North Okinawa, please get on the Okinawa expressway to NAHA Airport.

        You need to change the lane left to NAHA AIRPORT-EXPWY at NISIHARA Junction.
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        and go through the toll gate.
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        And get off the expressway at Haebaru-Minami
        Go down left to the sideway.
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        And turn left on the Route 507 right away.
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        Then drive along the 507 through the Yaese town.
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        After about 15minutes' drive, turn LEFT on 331 here at Gushichan.
        There you can see the sign of the Southern Links Golf Resort.
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        Go on the Route 331 for 5 minutes, you can find our building beyond the bridge.
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        As soon as you pass over the river, turn RIGHT here.
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        And finally you can find us on right hand.
        Welcome to Nanjo Eye Clinic!!
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        | 南城眼科 | English | 15:43 | comments(0) | - |
        How's the schedule of LASIK,PRK eye surgery at Nanjo eye clinic in Okinawa 3
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          4th step - post-operative exam
          You have to undergo 1day Exam on the next day of the surgery,usually at 9AM or 10AM.
          You cannot drive yourself at this time.
          It takes 10-20 minutes for 1 day exam.
          We check your eye vision and conditions.
          If the doctor allows, you can drive yourself.

          In case of PRK, you have 3 day Exam.
          We remove your epithelium in PRK surgery.
          Epithelium,the layer of the surface of the cornea,regrow and cover-up cornea for 1 week.
          So,you feel hurt for 1 week,and we have to check your epithelium regrowth on 3 day Exam.

          After the 1day Exam ( in PRK, 1day exam and 3day exam),you have to undergo 1week,1month,3months,6months Exam.It costs approx. 3000yen( it's depends on your eye conditions) for each exam.
          Especially,the 1week Exam is very important.
          In LASIK, the flap on your cornea is easy to move within 1 week after the surgery.
          So,you must be very carefully not to move your flaps,and we have to check them on 1 week exam.
          In PRK, you keep putting contact lenses on, to protect your cornea for 1 week.
          We take the contact lenses off on 1 week exam.

           

          If you are in hurry to have the surgery, please take off contact lenses to prepare for pre-OPE and come into our hospital for the first exam at least 5weeks before you leave Okinawa. After you leave Okinawa, you need your eye doctor who can follow up postoperative exam.

          these are the schedule of LASIK,PRK eye surgery.
          We hope you to enjoy your life with unaided vision.

          To be continued to "Am I a good candidate for the laser eye surgery"
          Please check our website http://www.nanjoganka.jp/english/

          | 南城眼科 | English | 11:32 | comments(0) | - |
          How's the schedule of LASIK,PRK eye surgery at Nanjo eye clinic in Okinawa 2
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            3rd step - the surgery day
            On this day, you cannot drive yourself.
            And we recomend you to wear a jacket or a cardigan,because the surgery room is little bit chilly.
            To avoid affection for the Laser, please do not use strong-scented perfume or cosmetics.
            Please do not do eye make-up.

            Usually, the reservation time for the day is 12:00-13:00 on Tuesday or Friday.
            After you check-in at the reception, we check your eye vision just before the surgery.
            Then we will consult you about eye-drops we provide on the day,and you pay the cost of the surgery by cash or credit card.
            We take you to the waiting room on the upper floor.
            We sterilize your face and put eye-drops on your eyes to avoid infection.
            Finally, you go into the surgery room.
            There's a bed with red line on the center of it. You lay down on the bed straight along the red line.
            There's a red circle on the ceiling.Please look at the center of the red circle when the doctor adjusting the position of your head.
            We will wrap your face by plastic sheet,and set a machine on your both eyes and eyelids to keep them open.
            When the preparation finish,The bed will move automatically under the Laser.
            At this time,you can see a green LED light and four orange LED lights around the green light in the laser head.
            Please keep watching at the green light and DO NOT MOVE YOUR EYE and YOUR HEAD during the procedure.
            The surgeon put a ring on your eye and push and bacuum not to be out of place.
            You black-out at this time,but do not panic.
            The surgeon set a machine called micro-keratome on the ring and move it for just a second, and a flap on your cornea is made.
            The surgeon lifts the flap up and shot laser on your stroma for about 10-20 seconds, and replaces the flap.
            The same process goes on another eye,the bed move back and we take off machines and the plastic sheet.
            These all procedure takes 10-15minutes.
            After the surgery,we take you to the recovery room and take a rest for 20 minutes on a bed.
            And then you can go back to home.
            As usual, the surgery time is about 13:30-14:30 and you can go home at about 14:30-15:30.

            If you undergo PRK,we do not make a flap by the micro-keratome.
            We remove epithelium ( layer on the surface of the cornea) by alcohol.
            Other process is as same as LASIK.

            To be continued to "How's the schedule of LASIK,PRK eye surgery at Nanjo eye clinic in Okinawa 3"
            Please check our website http://www.nanjoganka.jp/english




             

             
            | 南城眼科 | English | 15:54 | comments(0) | - |
            How's the schedule of LASIK,PRK eye surgery at Nanjo eye clinic in Okinawa 1
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              Today, I try to explain about the schedule of LASIK, PRK surgery.

              1st step - The first exam
              You undergo the first examination which we check and measure your eyes if you are a good candidate for laser eye surgery or not.
              It costs 8000-10000yen if you don't have the health insurance in Japan.

              The cost depends on your eye conditions.

              You don't need any reservation for the first exam.
              If you cannot come with someone who can translate Japanese, please call us when you come.
              Dr.Moriyama and some stuffs can speak English.
              It takes 60 to 90minutes.
              If the doctor accepts you to go to the next step,you make reservations for pre-oparative exam,the surgery day,1day exam,1week exam.
              Monday to Thursday 1week before the surgery are available for the pre-operative exam.
              (You cannot drive yourself.)
              The surgery day is usually on Tuesday or Friday. (You cannot drive yourself.)
              You can choose the date among several alternatives which we show you.
              1day Exam is on the next day morning 9AM to 10AM.(You cannot drive yourself)
              1week Exam is very important post-operative exam, so you need to fix the schedule for it at this time.

              2nd step - Pre-operative exam
              We check your eye visions and conditions more accurately.
              And then the doctor decide whether you are a candidate for the surgery or not.
              So there's possibility to drop out this procedure at this period.
              We will consult you about the procedure (the benefits and risks,your eye conditions, precautions after the surgery,etc.) at this time.
              If you worry about the language barrier, it is better to come with someone who can speak Japanese well enough to translate our consultation.
              We use eye-drops to dilate your iris to check your retina,and you feel hazy for 4 or 5hours.
              So you cannot drive yourself this day.
              Contact lenses change your cornea's shape.
              Therefore,you need to stop using soft contact lenses from 3days before the pre-operative exam to the surgery day.
              If you use hard contact lenses,take off it from 3 weeks before the pre-oparative exam.
              The cost for the surgery(190,000yen+8%tax) include the pre-oprative exam,surgery,1day exam. And you don't need pay it at this time. You pay it on the surgery day.
              But if you have disease and need medication at this time,you have to pay for it.

              To be continued to "How's the schedule of LASIK,PRK eye surgery at Nanjo eye clinic in Okinawa 2"
              Please check our website http://www.nanjoganka.jp/english

              | 南城眼科 | English | 10:43 | comments(0) | - |
              Laser eye surgery in Okinawa
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                This blog site is written by employees working in Nanjo Eye Clinic located in Horikawa Tamagusuku Nanjo-shi Okinawa.
                Click here to GOOGLE MAP
                Or you can find your way on this page in detail.

                We provide Laser eye surgery which correct disorder of eye vision (myopia,hyperopia,astigmatism).
                Recently, the number of people working in the base and their families who undergo LASIK or PRK in our hospital increases.
                They say it is cheaper than in America and they have advantage of the yen/doller exchange rate at this time.
                I heard People who belongs to U.S.Army can undergo PRK for free, but there's a long long waiting list, and they can't undergo in Okinawa but in Hawaii or in the States. So, if they want to correct myopia in hurry,they will choose us.

                190000 yen +8%tax (205200yen approx 1865$ FXrate 1$=110JPY) is the cost for LASIK(PRK) surgery for both eyes.
                It includes the cost for the pre-operative exam,surgery,and 1day Exam.
                It costs 8000yen to 10000yen for the first examination which we check your eye conditions if you are a candidate for LASIK(PRK).
                And after the surgery, you have to undergo post-operative exam for 1week,1month,3month,6month.(3day for PRK)
                It cost about 3000yen( depends on your eye conditions).

                If you want to undergo LASIK or PRK, please come to our hospital.
                We open 9:00AM to 11:30AM(Mon to Sat) 3:00pm to 5:30pm(Mon,Tue,Wed,and Fri)
                You don't need reservation for the first Exam,but it takes 1hour to 1hour and half.
                So,please come to us 9:00AM to10:30AM on Mon to Saturday, 3:00PM to 4:30PM on Mon, Tue, Wed and Friday for the first exam.

                To be continued to "How's the schedule of LASIK/PRK eye surgery at Nanjo eye clinic in Okinawa 1"
                Please check our website http://www.nanjoganka.jp/english/

                 

                | 南城眼科 | English | 11:13 | comments(0) | - |