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Queensland Laser Vision - Lasik


LASIK
(Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis)
 


In the LASIK procedure a thin flap is created in the cornea. The flap is folded back to expose the corneal stroma or underlying tissue. Some corneal tissue is removed by the laser, the flap is then repositioned.

To create a flap, a corneal suction ring is applied to hold the eye in place. This suction causes transient dimming of vision. The flap can be created by a mechanical Microkeratome or a femtosecond laser microkeratome. A hinge is left at one end and the flap is folded back to expose the stroma or middle section of the cornea.

An excimer laser (193 nanometers) is then used to reshape the cornea depending on the individual prescription of the eye. The laser ablates or vapourises tissue without any heat, burning or cutting. However, the smell of the ionising gases is memorable, like “burning hair”, though no heat is created. The laser precisely removes minute amounts of tissue, tens of thousandths of a millimetre.

The flap is then repositioned and remains in position by natural adhesion, no stitches or bandages are required. Patients experience little or no discomfort during surgery and some grittiness the night following surgery.

Visual recovery is rapid with most patients seeing very well the next day and being able to return to work on the second day, depending on their work environment. Patients who work in dusty, dirty places may need to have a longer period away from work.

It is essential to use eyedrops for a period of time after surgery. It is also recommended to refrain from strenuous exercise for 2 weeks and from swimming for 4 weeks after surgery.

LASIK can be used to treat up to 8 dioptres of Myopia and up to 6 dioptres of astigmatism. Eligibility is determined mainly by the shape and thickness of the cornea. Thin and irregular corneas are not suitable for LASIK.

The risks and complications of LASIK are very low. We ensure this by thorough assessment before surgery and diligent follow up afterwards.


Eye Conditions treated with LASIK:

·         Myopia

·         Astigmatism


We provide a thorough assessment process


We only perform the right procedure that is right for you.
 

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