LASER EYE SURGERY
The most common procedure for laser surgery is called ‘Lasik’, first introduced in 1998 it has now been refined using laser cutting technology (instead of a blade) to cut a small flap around the cornea’s surface. The flap is folded back, the area underneath treated with precise laser action, before being repositioned – staying in place by natural suction. The benefits of this procedure include pain free recovery, quick sight restoration and better results for severe short sight (6-10 dioptres).
‘Implantable lenses’ can also be used for very severe cases (-23 dioptres). The procedures of ‘Wavefront’ and ‘CK’ are less common – but whatever procedure one chooses is dependant on your attitude to pain, risk, speed of recovery and cost.