LASIK, PRK, LASEK and Epi-LASIK
Imagine living life without the burdens of contact lenses or glasses.
Millions of people around the world have chosen to make that vision a reality with the aid of laser eye surgery.
With the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80 Excimer Laser, refractive laser eye surgery is now safer and more precise than ever. It offers quick treatments ensuring fast recovery for those suffering from visual defects such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism.
LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis)
LASIK was introduced in the mid-1990s and has since been perfected with millions of people successfully treated. The procedure involves a high-precision laser beam that sculpts the cornea, correcting its curvature so that images are sharply focused on the retina.
It takes only a few seconds for the LASIK laser to precisely remove tissue from the cornea – for near-sightedness from the center, for far-sightedness in a ring pattern around the center of the cornea. During treatment, an infrared camera records any involuntary eye movements. The “eye-tracker” ensures that the laser beam is always aimed at the right spot.
Am I Suitable?
Be 21 years of age or older.
Have healthy eyes free from retinal problems, corneal
scars, and any eye disease.
Have nearsightedness within the range of treatment. The
range is up to -7.0 D of sphere with up to -3.0 of astigmatism.
Have proof your vision has not changed more than one half
diopters for at least one year before your pre-surgery exam.
Be fully informed
about the risks and benefits of LASIK as compared to other treatments for