www.lasereyedoctors.com.au offers comprehensive eye care including all general medical and surgical treatments. We are specialists in all forms of laser treatments including laser for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and Macular Degeneration. Cataract Surgery and inta-ocular surgery is performed at our operating theatre, less complex ocular surgery such as cysts and lacrimal / cosmetic procedures are performed in our office.
What is Lasik
All laser vision correction surgeries work by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. LASIK is one of a number of different surgical techniques used to reshape the cornea.
What is laser
Laser eye surgery or laser corneal sculpting is a medical procedure that uses a laser to reshape the surface of the eye. This is done to improve or correct myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (long sightedness) and astigmatism (uneven curvature of the eye's surface). Some people who have laser eye surgery will still need to wear glasses or contact lenses, although their natural eyesight should be much improved.
Laser eye surgery procedure
The excimer laser is a ‘cool’ type of laser. It doesn’t burn tissue, but vaporises small amounts of the cornea every time a beam of the laser is pulsed onto the surface of the eye. The diameter of the laser beam and the number of pulses that are directed onto the cornea are carefully controlled using computer technology, so that the surface of the cornea is reshaped.
Where to get help
- Your local doctor
- Recognised laser vision correction centre