After LASIK laser eye surgery was invented in 1990, it soon outpaced PRK laser eye surgery as the procedure of choice.
LASIK is the most popular laser eye surgery, and because of this, thousands of studies have been carried out analysing its safety and effectiveness to correct refractive errors.
LASIK, compared with PRK, offers faster visual recovery and a virtually pain-free recovery process. People can often return to work the next day, compared to PRK which can sometimes keep people out of work for a week.
LASIK is a safe and effective procedure for laser vision correction that remains popular.
In fact, most of the LASIK performed in Brisbane today is microkeratome LASIK. However, some people are put off by a mechanical blade’s thought – no matter how precisely controlled – creating a flap in the cornea.
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is another minimally invasive laser eye surgery correction most suitable for patients with myopia (short-sightedness), with or without astigmatism, dry eyes, thin corneas and were previously not suitable for laser eye surgery.
The SMILE procedure provides LASIK-like outcomes in a less invasive surgery. So, you can gain wonderful, unaided vision faster and easier than ever before.
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To overcome these drawbacks, laser scientists found a way to use a femtosecond (ultra-fast) laser to make the flap, instead of a computer-controlled mechanical instrument.
SCHWIND calls this laser the Intralase Femto LASIK. It is minimally invasive, precise and gentle – and we use it here at VSON!
The key benefits of this method include:
- Maximum safety through intelligent eye-tracking
- Shorter healing process
- More corneal flap thickness
- Decreased risk of corneal abrasions during the procedure
- Decreased risk of astigmatism after refractive surgery
- Fantastic clinical results from the day after surgery