Refractive Laser Procedures

ONE OF OUR SPECIALITIES

REFRACTIVE LASER PROCEDURES

Refractive eye surgery is non-essential eye surgery used to improve the refractive state of the eye and decrease or eliminate dependency on glasses or contact lenses. This can include various methods of surgical remodeling of the cornea (keratomileusis).

SMILE

Smile is a new minimally invasive technique that has a number of advantages compared to other laser vision correction procedures.

Trans PRK

TransPRK – NO TOUCH advanced surface laser ablation, utilises the sophisticated Schwind Amaris laser system.

Micro Keratome Lasik

In traditional LASIK, an instrument known as a microkeratome cuts a thin, hinged flap into the eye’s clear surface (cornea). Replacing the flap in LASIK promotes faster healing.

Femto Lasik

FemtoLASIK is a bladeless all-laser form of LASIK allowing for the most precise flaps combined with improved patient comfort by inducing minimal pressure on the cornea.

Cross Linking for Kerataconus

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop.

REFRACTIVE LASER SURGERY

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH

TYPICAL EYE CONDITIONS

NEAR-SIGHTEDNESS

Near-sightedness, also known as short-sightedness and myopia, is an eye disorder where light focuses in front of, instead of on, the retina. This causes distant objects to be blurry while close objects appear normal. Other symptoms may include headaches and eye strain.

FAR-SIGHTEDNESS

Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry. The degree of your farsightedness influences your focusing ability.

ASTIGMATISM

Astigmatism is a common vision problem caused by an error in the shape of the cornea. With astigmatism, the lens of the eye or the cornea, which is the front surface of the eye, has an irregular curve. This can change the way light passes, or refracts, to your retina. This causes blurry, fuzzy, or distorted vision.

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THE BEST TEAM TO CARE FOR YOUR EYES

MBChB DA (SA) FC Ophth (SA)
Corneal & Refractive Surgery Fellowship (Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK)

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

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Because each person’s eyes are different, your eye surgeon will select and advise you on the best eye laser treatment for you – choosing from LASIK, PRK or EPI LASIK to give you the ultimate vision correction.

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Yes. All operations are possible after LASIK eye surgery. Always tell your eye specialist that you have had LASIK eye surgery.

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No, LASIK has no influence on the normal refractive changes of the eye.

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The risks involved in LASIK eye surgery are minimal if the procedure is performed in a systemised and careful manner as practiced at JHB Eye Hospital.