LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis)
10 million successful procedures worldwide, our most popular surgery.
LASIK combines two techniques of surgery to correct refractive error. First, a micro thin flap is created on the front surface of the eye (cornea) that is then lifted back and preserved. Next, a cool beam excimer laser sculpts the underlying cornea into a new shape to correct the refractive error. The flap is then repositioned and adheres on its own without sutures after only a few minutes.
Vision recovery typically is rapid, and there is little or no post-operative pain. You can usually return to work, and even drive, within 24 hours of surgery.
LASIK surgery to improve refractive errors may last a lifetime. Once your refraction has stabilised experience shows that the reshaped cornea tends to stay modified permanently.
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CustomEyes™ ?Wavefront Treatment
Customised Lasik to overcome even the most challenging cases.
CustomEyes takes Lasik to a new level of vision quality. Its sophisticated Wavefront technology allows surgeons to map your eyes' unique shape and visual characteristics. It can uncover subtle imperfections and helps develop a customised LASIK procedure to correct them.
Your assessment will determine the detail and range of your refractive errors and recommend the best solution for your eyes.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) & LASEK
Like LASIK PRK, LASEK and Epilasik use the excimer laser to shape the cornea. These surface ablation techniques are sometimes recommended instead of LASIK for people with thin corneas because they do not penetrate as deeply into the eye's surface.
In PRK, the epithelium, the layer of cells covering the cornea, is removed and the excimer laser sculpts the cornea to correct refractive error. A 'bandage' contact lens is placed on the eye following the procedure to speed the epithelial regeneration, which usually takes three to four days.
LASEK, unlike PRK, attempts to preserve the epithelium. In LASEK, the epithelium is loosened and peeled back to expose the cornea. The excimer laser then reshapes the cornea and the epithelium is placed back into position. Like LASIK, recovery time is rapid but discomfort is somewhat increased.
Epilasik like Lasek, preserves a thin sheet of the corneal epithelial cells but unlike Lasek the cells are not damaged by chemical loosening. The excimer laser then reshapes the cornea and the epithelium is placed back into position. Like LASIK, recovery time is rapid but discomfort is somewhat increased.
TEMCA is a procedure whereby the front surface of the cornea is reshaped to correct your refractive error.
TEMCA (Trans Epithelial Minimal Corneal Ablation) is a breakthrough technology for laser vision correction whereby the front surface of the cornea is reshaped to correct your refractive error. The main difference to other lasers is that TEMCA is a 'hands free' treatment - no surgical instrument will touch your eyes. This makes TEMCA the safest and most comfortable vision correction treatment available today. Currently there are only 2 such lasers in Australia, and Laser Sight Maroochydore is the proud owner of one of these state of the art lasers.