LASIK, ICL and SuperSight Surgery Centre
There are two methods of laser eye surgery; LASIK and LASEK, which are highly effective procedures that are suitable for most low, moderate and high prescriptions. Both can be enhanced with wavefront, advanced technology that maps and assesses the distinct characteristic of your eyes more precisely than standard treatment.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileusis) eye surgery comprises two computer-guided, cool lasers. The first creates a protective layer to allow your surgeon access to the cornea beneath the surface of your eye, the second to correct your vision.
LASEK (Laser-Assisted-Epithelial-Keratomileusis) is similar, however only one laser is used to correct your vision, after the surgeon has temporarily folded aside a thin layer of cells to allow access to the cornea.
Both can be enhanced with wavefront, advanced technology that maps and assesses the distinct characteristic of your eyes more precisely than standard treatment.
WHAT IS A SUPERSIGHT SURGERY?
SuperSight Surgery is an ideal procedure for people who are over 45 years of age with vision problems, including short sighted or long sighted or both and sick of wearing reading or bifocal glasses (even if you have had LASIK surgery in the past).
SuperSight surgery procedure, by which the failing natural lenses in the eyes, which now optically inefficient, were replaced by the latest development, soft and well-flexible intra-ocular lenses, which are designed to give most patients the ability to perform their normal activities. The procedure may also involves laser correction of the corneal curvatures to decrease astigmatism where indicated.
Consequently, your vision after the procedure will be stable and unlikely to change over time. In addition, cataract surgery is unnecessary later in life.
LASIK: A Step-by-Step Guide
The entire iLASIK laser eye treatment takes only minutes and patients experience little discomfort during or after the procedure. Both eyes can be treated by iLASIK on the same day.
1. LASIK preparation
Anaesthetic drops are applied to numb the eye and a lid holder is put in place to stabilise your eye.
2. LASIK protective flap
A thin flap is created using a cool laser beam and gently lifted by your surgeon to reveal the inner corneal tissue.
3. LASIK vision correction
A second laser is then applied for a matter of seconds sending tiny computer controlled pulses of cool laser beams to gently reshape the inner layer of the cornea to correct your vision.
4. LASIK completion
Your surgeon will gently fold back the protective flap securely to its original position where it heals naturally over the following few days. The healing process begins immediately and most patients will see immediate results.
LASEK: A Step-by-Step Guide
The entire LASEK eye treatment takes only minutes and both eyes can be treated by on the same day.
The healing process is slightly longer than with iLASIK and while many patients can see immediate differences in their vision, it takes a number of days for it to fully settle.
1. LASEK preparation
Anaesthetic drops are applied to the eye to numb the eye and a lid holder is put in place to stabilise your eye.
2. LASEK surface adjustment
The surface of the outer layer of the cornea is gently moved by the surgeon.
3. LASEK vision correction
A laser is used to apply tiny computer controlled pulses of cool laser beams to reshape the outer layer of the cornea to correct your vision.
4. LASEK surface replacement
The surgeon gently replaces the surface layer to its original position.
5. LASEK completion
A protective contact lens ‘bandage’ is placed on to the eye to provide comfort during healing.