➤ Artsybashev Keratoconus Center, Budapest, Hungary ❤️ Prices and patient reviews about diamond surgery in Artsybashev Center
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successful surgeries for keratoconus stages I-IV
99%
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Year of foundation
>30.000
corneal surgery
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successful surgeries for keratoconus stages I-IV
About clinic

Artsybashev Keratoconus Center is a specialized medical center that treats keratoconus using diamond surgery. This center was opened in 1994 in Budapest by a well-known ophthalmic surgeon, academician Sergei Artsybashev, who developed a unique surgical technique for the treatment of keratoconus at all stages of the disease. Dr. Artsybashev's method allows patients to preserve their own cornea, stop the progression of keratoconus, and avoid transplantation surgery, as well as improve vision.

With the help of diamond surgery, keratoconus can be cured after ineffective corneal crosslinking and implantation of stromal rings or segments and also apply for the same purpose after laser vision correction (LASIK, LASEK, PRK, PTK).

In Artsybashev Keratoconus Center, keratoconus has been treating in patients from different countries for more than 25 years. A lot of experience in diamond surgery has been accumulated. Short-term and long-term (more than 20 years) results indicate the effectiveness of the method.

Doctor Artsybashev and his unique method of treating keratoconus

Academician Artsybashev is the only ophthalmic surgeon who owns the method of diamond surgery and has 30 years of experience in its application. He has performed over 1,000 successful surgeries for stage I-IV keratoconus, including those with central corneal opacity.

Academician Artsybashev developed the method of diamond surgery based on his many years of experience in corneal surgery. He has performed more than 30 thousand successful surgical interventions to correct the optical functions of the cornea in myopia and astigmatism, including on ultra-thin and deformed corneas. These experience and qualifications allowed him to develop and implement his own unique method of corneal surgery for keratoconus.

Diamond Surgery at Artsybashev Keratoconus Center

The “diamond surgery” technique (radial keratotomy) consists in applying from 3 to 12 notches to the cornea using a diamond scalpel. The ophthalmic surgeon determines the depth and location individually for each patient. Healing and scarring of these micro-incisions are curative and corrective:

  •  pathological protrusion (cone) of the cornea is eliminated;
  •  thinning is reduced and transparency is improved;
  •  there is a decrease in the impact of intraocular pressure from the thinned part of the cornea to a healthier one;
  •  dryness of the cornea is eliminated due to the correct distribution of tears over the entire surface of the cornea;
  •  during the rehabilitation period, collagen and a framework of thin scars are formed, which strengthen and stabilize the cornea;
  •  the optical functions of the cornea (visual acuity) are improved.

Diamond surgery for keratoconus makes it possible to correct and stabilize the shape of the cornea in one procedure with the help of individual corneal remodeling for each eye. It also improves visual acuity. After the operation, patients do not need to wear glasses and hard contact lenses.

 

How is diamond surgery performed by Doctor Artsybashev

Diamond surgery is a one-day eye microsurgery. Dr. Artsybashev plans each surgical intervention taking into account the individual characteristics of the shape of the cornea and careful calculations. Before the operation, he conducts an appropriate examination.

The ophthalmic surgeon performs the procedure on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia with eye drops, for 2-3 minutes on each eye. On the peripheral zone of the convex and thinned cornea, Dr. Artsybashev makes micro-incisions under a microscope using a special diamond scalpel. This ultra-thin unique instrument is made in Switzerland. Dr. Artsybashev operates with both hands, which is technically necessary for this type of intervention. He makes notches with a diamond knife on one half of the cornea with one hand and on the other half with the other.

Rehabilitation and results after diamond surgery with Artsybashev

Corneal healing after gentle microsurgery is very fast. Improvement in vision is usually felt by patients the next day after surgery. The rehabilitation period, during which the improvement of vision continues to its possible maximum level and stabilization, can last from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the stage of the disease.

Doctor Artsybashev developed and implemented a technique for the postoperative rehabilitation of patients. It contributes to better scarring of micro-incisions, the maximum improvement in vision, and stabilization of the cornea during the rehabilitation period.

It is possible to organize the treatment of keratoconus with Doctor Artsybashev with the help of Experts Medical. To do this, you need to leave an application for treatment at the Artsybashev Keratoconus Center on the website for coordinators-doctors.

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5/5
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Diagnosis: Keratoconus


13/12/2019
5/5
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Diagnosis: Keratoconus


27/05/2020
5/5
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Diagnosis: Keratoconus


24/05/2017
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Diagnosis: Keratoconus grade 3 of both eyes

I had surgery in May 2016, I have already forgotten how I lived with a cone for 18 years, I suffered with hard lenses. Moreover, I had only 3% vision at the 3rd stage. I am glad that I was treated by Dr Sergey Vladimirovich.


02/05/2016
5/5
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Diagnosis: Keratoconus 3-4

Great doctor, great at what he does!!!


16/05/2020
5/5
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Diagnosis: Keratoconus

Good afternoon, I can’t type for a long time, since only a month has passed since the operation. In short, the results are amazing on the eye where there was 50% vision, it immediately became 90-100%, the left eye was complicated by an operation of segments introducing, and then its removal. I specially took the off for the surgery at Dr Sergey Vladimirovich clinic. I felt the result immediately after the surgery. The picture became more colorful. However as the healing is still in progress, the vision has not improved dramatically yet, but the effect should come later, I really hope so and I am waiting.
It was the left eye stage 42% of vision became 50-60%
It was the right eye, stage 2, 50% became 90-100% in the evenings and doubles a little in the morning, but this should pass with time, and I am very pleased that I returned my vision and I do not regret a single penny spent!
I do not promise to lay out the topography quickly, but one of these days I will go to take a monthly planned picture.
http://keratoconus.mybb.ru/viewtopic.php?id=24


12/02/2014
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Diagnosis: 2nd degree keratoconus

The best specialist in his field!


17/11/2019
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You can receive compensation up to 20,000 euros for the treatment of a patient under the age of 18
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Ophtalmology examination 100 EUR Enquire price
Diamond surgery for the treatment of keratoconus in 1 eye 5000 - 10 000 EUR Enquire price
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Dr. Sergey Vladimirovich Artsybashev
Ophthalmologist
Work experience: 36 years
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He opened his own ophthalmological clinic in Budapest, registered in the EU as the Artsybashev Keratoconus Center.

In May 2007, Dr. Artsybashev became a full member of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.

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What is keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive non-inflammatory disease of the cornea, in which the cornea becomes cone-shaped, more prominent, and thinner. The main problem of the keratoconus is a pathological change in the shape of the thinned cornea.

Keratoconus proceeds individually in each eye and is unpredictable in its rate of progression. The development of the cone, depending on its location, does not always lead to visual impairment. Therefore, sometimes it can be detected only in the later stages of the disease.

 

What can cause keratoconus?

KeratoconusBy origin, keratoconus can be primary and secondary.

In primary keratoconus, it is not possible to identify a specific cause of its occurrence, but several factors may play a role:

  • heredity;
  • reduced immunity;
  • diseases of the endocrine system;
  • stress;
  • environmental influence.

The process is chronic, which leads to damage to both eyes.

Causes of secondary keratoconus can be:

  • artificial thinning of the cornea as a result of medical interventions;
  • infections (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites);
  • inflammation;
  • trauma;
  • eye rubbing.

The process is often acute and one-sided.

 

What is the uniqueness of Dr. Artsybashev's keratoconus method of diamond surgery?

Currently, Dr. Artsybashev is the only eye surgeon who is skilled in diamond surgery with 30 years of experience in its application. More than 1,000 patients at various stages of the disease have been successfully operated on at the Artsybashev Center.

Dr. Artsybashev has performed more than 30,000 successful refractive surgeries to correct the visual functions of the cornea in myopia and astigmatism, including operations on thinned corneas. This is what helped him develop the method of diamond surgery and implement it for the treatment of keratoconus.

 

What is the principle of Dr. Artsybashev's keratoconus surgery?

Keratoconus operationThe main principle of Dr. Artsybashev is the redistribution of the increased effect of intraocular pressure from the thinned part of the cornea to a healthier one.

Due to the cone, the cornea lacks the tears necessary to nourish its anterior layers in the pathology zone, so patients complain of feeling of dry eyes. The flattening of the cone achieved by Dr. Artsybashev helps to improve trophic innervation and the correct distribution of tears over the entire surface of the cornea.

After micro-incisions specially selected for each patient are applied to the cornea, its shape and thickness are improved in the right place. As a result of the redistribution of pressure, the corneal tissue becomes capable of partial or complete restoration of its functions, including visual ones.

During the rehabilitation period, the cornea is strengthened and thickened by the formation of new collagen. The resulting thin scars of micro-incisions perform a frame function, that is, they contribute to the stable strengthening of the cornea and stop the thinning process.

When does Dr. Artsybashev's keratoconus surgery take effect?

Dr. Artsybashev developed a technique for the postoperative management of patients. This contributes to better scarring of micro-incisions, the maximum improvement in vision, and stabilization of the cornea in a minimum period of rehabilitation.
Patients experience improvement in vision the next day after surgery. The rehabilitation period, during which the restoration and stabilization of vision to the maximum level take place, can last from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the severity of the disease. In this case, it is necessary to follow medical recommendations.

What is the technique of Dr. Artsybashev's keratoconus diamond surgery method?

Treatment of keratoconusOn the peripheral zone of the convex and thinned cornea under a microscope, individual micro-cuts are applied using a micrometric diamond knife. Dr. Artsybashev operates with individual instruments, which are made in Switzerland on special order.
The ultra-thin diamond knife has over three sharpening edges with micrometric feed. The incision that is made on the cornea is atraumatic and extra thin. Healing after such an intervention is very fast.
For each operated eye, special calculation programs are used due to the individual characteristics of the cornea in keratoconus, taking into account the uneven thickness over the entire area. The operation on one eye lasts 2 to 3 minutes under local anesthesia with eye drops. Dr. Artsybashev is proficient in surgical technique with both hands, which is necessary for this type of surgical intervention since incisions with a diamond knife are performed on one half of the cornea with one hand, and on the second half with the other.
The keratoconus technique of diamond surgery differs from the classic radial keratotomy by a shorter operation time, a more gentle technique, and a lower degree of trauma.

How to go to Artsybashev Keratoconus Center?

To undergo vision diagnostics and get a consultation from Dr. Artsybashev, leave a request on the Experts Medical website. The doctor-coordinator will provide you with all the information about the cost of diagnostics and treatment at the Artsybashev Clinic in Hungary.
Experts Medical staff will arrange a trip to the hospital for you and will be in touch 24/7.