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WHICH LASER EYE TREATMENT IN BRISBANE TICKS YOUR BOXES?

Every type of laser eye surgery aims to achieve freedom from glasses, the only difference is eligibility and convenience

Quality LASIK TransPRK PRK
Recovery time Fastest (1 day) Fast (3-4 days) Fast (5-7 days)
Eligibility
  • Short-sightedness to -10D
  • Long-sightedness to +4D
  • Astigmatism to 4D
  • Short-sightedness to -8D
  • Long-sightedness to +3D
  • Astigmatism to 6D
  • Short-sightedness to -8D
  • Long-sightedness to +3D
  • Astigmatism to 6D
Cost More expensive (3591.60 per eye) Middle option (2829 per eye) Least expensive (2376 per eye)
Procedure All laser treatment All laser treatment – no touch Mainly laser treatment
Advantage
  • Shorter recovery than PRK eye surgery
  • Totally touch free procedure
  • Faster visual outcome compared to PRK
  • Faster procedure than PRK or Lasik2The ELZA Institute. 2021. PRK vs LASIK : Choosing The Right Laser for Surgery. [online] Available at: <https://www.elza-institute.com/prk-vs-lasik-vs-transprk/> [Accessed 28 June 2021].
History First performed 1991 First performed 2007 First performed 1987
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WHICH LASER EYE SURGERY IN BRISBANE TICKS YOUR BOXES?

Every type of laser eye treatment aims to achieve freedom from glasses, the only difference is eligibility and convenience

Quality SmartSight LASIK TransPRK PRK
Recovery time Fastest (1 day) Fast (1 day) Less fast (3-4 days) Least fast (5-7 days)
Eligibility
  • Short-sightedness from -0.5D to -12.5D
  • Astigmatism to 5D
  • Short-sightedness -0.5D to -10D
  • Long-sightedness to +4D
  • Astigmatism to 4D
  • Short-sightedness -0.5D to -8D
  • Long-sightedness to +3D
  • Astigmatism to 6D
  • Short-sightedness -0.5D to -8D
  • Long-sightedness to +3D
  • Astigmatism to 6D
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Procedure All laser treatment without a flap All laser treatment All laser treatment – no touch Mainly laser treatment
Advantage
  • No flap
  • Less discomfort during op
  • Ideal for those involved in contact sports or physically demanding occupations
  • Shorter recovery than PRK eye surgery
  • Totally touch free procedure
  • Faster visual outcome compared to PRK
  • Faster procedure than PRK or Lasik5The ELZA Institute. 2021. PRK vs LASIK : Choosing The Right Laser for Surgery. [online] Available at: <https://www.elza-institute.com/prk-vs-lasik-vs-transprk/> [Accessed 28 June 2021].
  • Best for low prescriptions (below -1.00)6Healio.com. 2021. Depending on patient, LASIK is most common choice among doctors for low myopia. [online] Available at: <https://www.healio.com/news/optometry/20120225/depending-on-patient-lasik-is-most-common-choice-among-doctors-for-low-myopia> [Accessed 28 June 2021].
History Surgeons first performed lenticule extraction in 20077https://eandv.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40662-014-0003-1 First performed 1991 First performed 2007 First performed 1987
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