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Laser Correction


Mountain-BikeiLASIK is one of the latest laser techniques to correct vision for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

In order to determine if you are suitable candidate for iLASIK various diagnostic corneal scans must be performed. The OPD III, Visante and and iDesign (wave scan) are all compulsory on laser candidates. The customized wave scan provides a detailed map of each cornea taking various aberrations into consideration and creating a unique customized treatment plan. iDesign wavefront technology uses iris recognition which identifies numerous reference points in the eye. This patient specific data is then transferred to the laser allowing auto tracking of the treated eye, resulting in more precision and safety this short treatment lasts approximately 12 minutes for both eyes.

During the procedure the eyes are totally anaesthetized and an eyelid  speculum inserted to prevent blinking. The patient fixates on a target during which a computer guided IntraLase creates a thin corneal flap by creating microscopic bubbles which gently separate the corneal tissue planes (bladeless technique). This is followed by a second laser (Visx star 4) which polishes the exposed stroma of the cornea to create the optimized correction from the data received from the wave scan. The corneal flap is repositioned and heals naturally. The short treatment lasts approximately 12 minutes for both eyes. Patients immediately notice better vision which continues to improve over time.

There are a few basic criteria to qualify as a suitable candidate for iLASIK apart from the information obtained in the scans: patients need to be at least 21 years old, in good health, have a stable refraction for the last 18 months and have no existing ocular pathology.

 iLASIK has been approved for the test pilots of NASA and the U.S Military personnel.

Patients should follow the Post op care checklist.

For more information please go to www.getilasik.co.za

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Patient-GroupPRK is recommended for patients with thin corneas who cannot have iLasik. The epithelium of the cornea is removed with a special brush to expose the corneal surface. During this procedure the outer layer of the cornea is gently reshaped using a cool ultraviolet laser beam. Patients who have undergone PRK will have a longer recovery as opposed to patients who have undergone iLASIK. Functional vision returns within 5- 8 days. The same iDesign wavefront data is captured and transferred into the laser computer for iris recognition and accurate treatments.

PRK can be used to treat myopia (short sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness) and astigmatism. Surface laser vision results approximate iLasik results from about 2 months post op.

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