What are the Different Types of LASER EYE Surgery?

Known for their accuracy, effectiveness and safety, LASER surgery techniques are a tried and tested way to drastically improve a person’s eyesight. With procedures such as LASIK and Advanced PRK laser surgery, contact lenses and eyeglasses can now be a thing of the past. Laser eye surgery is designed to eliminate the need for corrective eyewear for patients living with astigmatism, shortsightedness and longsightedness providing them with a chance of a solution. To learn more about whether you’re eligible, feel free to contact our team at NewVision Clinics today.

Laser vision correction. A patient and team of surgeons in the operating room during ophthalmic surgery. Eyelid speculum. Lasik treatment. Patient under sterile cover

Corrective Eye Surgery LASIK

LASIK surgery is a procedure that aims to improve vision for patients who are near-sighted, far-sighted, or are living with astigmatism.

It is a procedure that corrects refractive errors which negatively impact the eye’s ability to focus. During the procedure, a surgeon uses a high precision, painless laser to remove tissue from the cornea. This allows the surgeon to reshape the cornea so that light can be focused accurately onto the retina at the back of the eye.

Advanced PRK Laser Surgery

Advanced PRK surgery offers the same quality results as LASIK but requires a slightly longer recovery period. PRK differs from LASIK because it does not involve the creation of a corneal flap. This makes PRK ideal for patients with irregular or thin corneas,. Patients involved in contact sports such as boxing and rugby often find PRK to be much more beneficial for correcting their vision.

Eye Surgery LASIK vs. Advanced PRK Laser Surgery

LASIK surgery requires a surgeon to create a flap on the surface of the cornea. The flap is folded back, and a laser is used to reshape the cornea. In Advanced PRK, the cornea’s outer layer is removed using a polishing technique instead of a cut. An experienced eye surgeon will recommend a procedure based on the patient’s lifestyle, the condition of their cornea and their age.

In LASIK treatment, the corneal flap is replaced, and the epithelium tissue is allowed to heal. In PRK treatment a contact lens is placed onto the eye to protect it while the cornea heals. LASIK surgery heals quickly and improvement in vision can be experienced within a few hours. PRK takes longer to recover  but is extremely effective and successful for certain candidates.

World Class Corrective Eye Laser Surgery in Victoria

Contact NewVision Clinics today for  leading laser eye surgery procedures for patients living with astigmatism, near-sightedness, and far-sightedness. Our experts help you determine the best course of treatment for your exact needs.