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Laser Eye Surgery
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Laser eye surgery is used to reshape the cornea, the eye’s outermost lens, which is responsible for bending and focusing light within the eye to help create the images we see.
The procedure applies a strong beam of light to correct the cornea’s focusing power.
Laser eye surgery has been used since the 1990s and is well-recognised for its ability to decrease or completely eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Recent technological advances with laser eye surgery further enable the laser to reshape the cornea without disturbing the eye’s surface.
The three types of laser eye surgery performed at Bondi Eye Doctors include, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) and SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction).
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Types of laser eye surgery
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery used for mild to moderate vision correction.
It involves removing part of the surface layer of the eye before applying the laser directly to the cornea for reshaping.
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most common type of laser eye surgery performed.
It involves the use of two lasers, the first to create a small flap in the cornea and the second to reshape the cornea.
SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) is the latest advance in laser eye surgery, taking laser eye surgery to a whole new level.
It is minimally invasive with one laser used to cut a precise disc of tissue which is removed through a tiny laser incision.