LASIK

LASIK is:

  • LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure where a flap is fashioned from your cornea with a high speed laser
  • Once the flap is created a laser is used to correct near or far-sightedness
  • The flap is then returned and the eye’s anatomy is restored
  • The procedure is painless with almost no discomfort
  • LASIK provides immediate visual improvement
  • LASIK is extremely accurate

40 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD NOW HAVE A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT LIFE.

Laser In Situ Keratomileusis, also known as LASIK is the most commonly performed vision correction procedure in the world for the treatment of short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.

Procedure

LASIK is a two-step procedure. Firstly, a corneal flap is created using a harmless Intralase laser. Next, a second laser using the most advanced Schwind Amaris 1050RS laser is applied smoothly, reshaping the cornea and correcting the refractive error. Once this is completed, the flap is replaced to cover the newly reshaped corneal tissue and the healing process begins. The eye heals rapidly and the flap becomes adhered within a few minutes assisting with the healing process. 

Benefits of LASIK

  • Recent studies show that more than 90% patients had perfect results (i.e. 20/20 vision, which we call 6/6 vision here in Australia and nearly 100% had vision that meets the Australian legal driving requirements (6/12 vision).1
  • There is no scarring.
  • It is 100% blade-free.
  • Fast visual recovery period.
  • Ability to have both eyes treated at the same time.

Remember, if you are told you are a good candidate for laser eye surgery, you can join the millions of people worldwide who are living their life free from glasses and contact lenses. Read more about the cost of laser eye surgery here. Having said that, any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. That’s why it is incredibly important that you choose an experienced surgeon from a reputable clinic for laser eye surgery. 

References

1. Sandoval HP, Donnenfeld ED, Kohnen T et al. Modern laser in situ keratomileusis outcomes. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016;42(8):1224-1234