What Will the Treatment be Like, What Are the Steps?
You will be given a topical anesthetic in both eyes. Anesthetic is given in the non- treatment eye to minimize the blink reflex. A hair bonnet will be placed on your head and an eye patch placed on the non-treatment eye. You will lower your chin onto a chin rest and your head will be held by a cap-like device to prevent it from moving during the treatment. A contact lens will be placed on your eye. The lens is held in place with light suction, allowing the physician to control your eye movement. You may or may not feel the contact lens, but it will not be painful.
The entire Oraya Therapy takes approximately 20 minutes, with the actual treatment lasting about four minutes. During the process, the physician may make several adjustments to assure that your head and eye are in the correct position. This is completely normal.
After the three X-ray beams have been delivered, the contact lens and head restraint will be removed and you will exit the treatment room. The ophthalmologist may repeat an eye exam and you will be free to go home immediately thereafter.