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BLADELESS LASIK

Everyone’s eyes are different. A pre-procedure consultation with your doctor will help determine the right type of laser eye surgery for you.
Your eyes are too important to trust with just anyone. That is why bladeless LASIK is available at PCMC.

When performing bladeless LASIK, the LASIK surgeon uses a gentle laser to create the corneal flap. This technology allows the LASIK surgeon to better customize the corneal flap for each patient. As the name implies, no blades are used in this kind of laser eye surgery.

 

 

The Eye & LASIK Centre at Prince Court Medical Centre is aided by the advanced Carl Ziess VisuMax Femtosecond Laser and MEL 80 Excimer Laser. VisuMax Femtosecond Laser offers low suction and an even creation of the corneal flap. The significant advantage of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser is that it delivers high repetition low energy laser providing it with high safety features. 

 

 

Is Lasik Right for Me?

Lasik is right for you if you meet the criteria below:

Age: Candidates must be at least 18 years old.

General health: LASIK candidates must be in good general health, and should not have certain health problems, including uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune or collagen vascular disease, or take any medication or have any condition that compromises the immune response.

Eye health: Candidates should be free of eye diseases including keratoconus, glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease and certain retinal and optic nerve diseases. LASIK surgery candidates should not have certain eye conditions including herpes simplex and herpes zoster.

Eye problems: LASIK patients should inform their Ophthalmologist of certain exisitng eye problems including amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (muscle imbalance), or any recurrent, residual or active eye conditions that may influence healing. Other conditions that should be discussed with the doctor include keloid scarring with previous surgical healing, back problems and claustrophobia. Please also ensure your Ophthalmologist aware of any mental health conditions, as these may also affect your LASIK surgery or recovery.

Eye injury: Patients should not have any eye infections or injury.

Nursing/pregnancy: Candidates should not be nursing or pregnant when undergoing the LASIK procedure. Hormones may affect the stability of your prescription, so pregnant or nursing women are not eligible to pursue LASIK surgery until three menstrual cycles after nursing has been discontinued.

Dry eye condition: Patients should not continuously suffer from dry eyes.

Stable vision: Candidates’ vision must be stable for at least one year prior to the procedure date.

Contact Lens: Prior to your LASIK surgery consultation and LASIK procedure, you must not wear contact lenses for a certain length of time. The precise length will be determined by your doctor on an individual basis. This ensures corneal stability and accurate assessment of your prescription prior to the LASIK surgery procedure.

Corneal thickness plays an important role in determining proper candidacy for LASIK. Due to the nature of the procedure, candidates must have a minimum corneal thickness of approximately 0.5 mm.

 

How LASIK Works

The LASIK procedure is performed by ophthalmologists, they are medical doctors who specialize in surgical treatments of the eye.  Here is a general outline of the procedure:

  1. Anesthetic eye drops are applied to the eye.
  2. The LASIK surgeon creates a protective flap to access the inner corneal tissue. During this part of the procedure, your vision dims and becomes blurry for about a minute. After the flap is created you are able to see the flashing fixation light of the laser and the bright lights used for the procedure.
  3. Next, the inner layers of your cornea receive computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light. Although the laser light is invisible, the laser makes a clicking sound as it gently reshapes the inner corneal layer to improve and in many cases, eliminate your prescription. During this part of the procedure, an eye-tracking device tracks your eye movements to ensure precise correction.
  4. Following the re-shaping of the tissue, the LASIK surgeon carefully repositions and aligns the flap to its original position. Protective shields are placed over your eye to prevent accidental rubbing as the flap heals naturally and securely over the next several hours.

After the LASIK eye surgery procedure, patients will feel moderate discomfort and irritation for a few hours.

 

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