Laser and refractive surgery improves vision by reshaping the cornea to correct refractive error, which can include astigmatism, myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and presbyopia (age-related loss of near vision).
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is the most common form of refractive surgery, with more than 30 million procedures performed worldwide. It is performed on patients with myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. LASIK results in significant improvement in vision quality and is considered very safe. The technique uses the fifth-generation Intralase femtosecond (iFS) Laser to create a flap of the cornea, and then the Schwind Amaris 7505 excimer laser to reshape the surface beneath the flap. The LASIK procedure takes approximately 20 minutes per eye and is performed with local anaesthetic eye drops.
At Lions Laser Vision, our specialists are leaders in the field of refractive surgery and utilize the latest equipment to vastly improve patients’ vision – for example, our Schwind Amaris 7505 excimer laser was the first one purchased in Australia.