Laser vision correction

Laser refractive surgery

FREEDOM FOR YOUR EYES AND YOU

 

Z-LASIK is a long-term solution to vision correction. For many people, being free from glasses and contact lenses makes many activities and even daily living much easier. Not having the hassle of contact lenses and glasses makes everything from seeing the alarm clock in the morning to staying up late at night with friends less complicated. Life is fast and busy in the new millennium; Z-LASIK gives you one less thing to worry about. 98% of patients are satisfied with their vision after LASIK.

The Procedure : Z LASIK (STEP 1)

You are given a sedative to help you relax. Anaesthetic drops numb your eyes. You will be lying on a comfortable bed .

Step 2:

The Z LASIK Femtosecond Laser is used to create thousands of tiny bubbles to precisely separate a corneal flap at a specified depth in the cornea.

Step 3:

The flap is then carefully lifted.

Step 4:

The Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea, using customised treatment specific to each patient .

Iris recognition technology fixes and tracks alignment of the laser in multiple dimensions. This ensures delivery is absolutely precise and you do not have to worry if your eyes move! (The technology has the added benefit of confirming the correct treatment is being applied to the correct eye!)

Step 5:

When the treatment is complete the flap is replaced and allowed to dry. The flap attaches without the need for stiches and more eye drops are administered to prevent infection and avoid discomfort.

MADE FOR YOU

Our eyes are as unique as the rest of our body. Z-LASIK is a premium procedure that takes your unique differences into account. Each Z-LASIK plan is customized to the patient for optimal correction. Astigmatisms and small differences in the surface of the eye are calculated and corrected giving you the best outcome. The following spectacle scripts  are treated :


Short sightedness (Myopia ) : under -6.5
Astigmatism : under -4
Farsightedness (Hyperopia): under +2

If your spectacle refractive error  is higher than the above , there are alternative corrective surgery solutions.  The excimer laser removes tissue with microscopic precision , sculpting the cornea in a pain free procedure.

In general, the following criteria should be met before considering Z-LASIK:

• You are older than 21 years.
• Your vision has been stable for 2 years.
• You don’t have any medical conditions that would inhibit normal healing (auto immune conditions)

Having an allergy to contact lenses  or pre-existing dry eye does not exclude you from considering LASIK. If you are not a candidate for Z-Lasik we will advise you of alternative procedures including PRK.

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