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LASIK has become most common form of laser vision correction in the world.

Excimer laser eye surgery works by reshaping the cornea, which is the transparent front of the eye. This encourages light rays entering the eye to focus successfully on, or close to the retina.

Z-LASIK involves the application of laser treatment to the deeper layers of the cornea under a protective flap, combining two different laser procedures. The result is a quicker return of vision and refractive stability following LASIK compared with LASEK or PRK.

More than 15 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide, since it was first introduced in the late 1980s and has now become the most commonly performed procedure in the world.

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Prior to the procedure, the team will spend some time checking the consent form and discussing the procedure, outlining what to expect. Should there be any anxiety, a gentle sedative can be taken orally prior to treatment.

After entering the laser suite, and laying down on the laser bed, a drop of anaesthetic is placed in the eye. A speculum is put in place to keep the eye open and tape protects the eyelashes. LASIK involves the use of 2 different lasers to treat the cornea. The first type of laser is called a femtosecond laser (Ziemer Z8) (http://www.ziemergroup.com ).This laser enables the procedure to be ‘blade-free’, enhancing safety and predictability. It is used to create a corneal flap, less than 1/10mm thin.

During this time the eye being treated is unable to see, this is normal and lasts for under 30 seconds. The flap is then lifted to expose the deeper tissue of the cornea.

The second laser, an excimer laser, is then used to gently change the shape of the cornea to the desired effect. The laser Rakesh Jayaswal uses is the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser (https://www.myalcon.com/products/surgical/wavelight-allegretto-wave-eye-q-laser/index.shtml ). The treatment is painless and typically takes less than 10 seconds. The flap is floated back into place and checked then eye drops are applied.

If the flap created is not judged to be satisfactory, the excimer laser treatment is not applied. It may be necessary to postpone the surgery, but this occurs only rarely. If it is not possible to create a flap using the laser, the surgeon may, using their professional judgment, offer the patient the opportunity to switch to a surface procedure e.g. LASEK.

The eye should not be painful after treatment although it may prickle a little and be watery for a few hours. Eyes are often very sensitive to light for several hours after treatment (photophobia) and sunglasses are recommended. A review is then performed the following day.

Vision normally begins to improve after a few minutes and moderate vision is often achieved by the following day. Within 1 to 4 weeks most treated eyes have clear vision but it can take up to 12 weeks for the best optical quality to be achieved. There will be an imbalance in vision between treatment of the first and second eyes if they are treated separately.

The creation of the corneal flap carries the risk of complications not present with surface laser treatment. In addition to the risk of an unsatisfactory flap being created there is a possibility that the flap may be created without leaving a hinge in which case it will need to be carefully repositioned and very rarely stitched into place. In extreme cases complications due to infection, corneal perforation or other damage to the corneal flap could be sight threatening and may require further corrective surgery.

LASIK stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.

It has become most common form of laser vision correction in the world. This is due in part to the fact that it is performed under a protective layer of corneal tissue, meaning there is less surface area to heal and less risk of corneal haze and scarring. It also allows for a more rapid visual recovery. LASIK is able to treat a broad range of refractive errors.

The goal of LASIK is to reduce a patient’s dependence on their glasses or contact lenses. Current research suggests that over 99% of patients reach the legal driving standard without glasses or lenses following LASIK treatment.

LASIK is a virtually painless procedure and most patients only need anaesthetic drops to numb the eye prior to having this performed. The majority of patients say they feel no pain at all, though some mention feeling mild pressure or vibration during their treatment. Following the treatment there may be mild discomfort, but this is usually relieved by the use of the drops given at the time of the procedure, and by resting.

The procedure is very quick and involves creating a thin flap in the cornea and the laser is then applied to the mid corneal structure. The flap is then replaced and the vision recovers very quickly.

Z-LASIK uses the Swiss Z8 Femtosecond laser technology from Ziemer, arguably the most advanced femtosecond laser platform in the world.

The IntraLase Method has been used successfully on millions of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results.

The IntraLase Method is a 100% blade-free technique used to perform the critical first step in the LASIK procedure: creating the corneal flap. The creation of the corneal flap prepares the eye for the second step of the LASIK procedure, where an excimer laser is used on the inner cornea to correct vision.

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Christine Ayling
Christine Ayling
30/01/2023
From the first consultation through to the final follow up appointment I cannot fault the whole experience. Rakesh Jayaswal put me at my ease, was friendly, professional & caring. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
David Debono
David Debono
11/01/2023
I cannot fault my experience with LaserVision. Results are amazing Care and support 10 out of 10 Cost…..definitely worth it, 100% Thanks to Rakesh and team for everything, I could not be happier.
Angela Corbett
Angela Corbett
14/12/2022
I received outstanding care and support throughout my treatment that went above and beyond my expectations in every aspect. All of my fears were allayed in a caring and sensitive way, that inspired my confidence to go ahead with the lens replacement surgery. The outcome is amazing. I am glasses free with excellent vision. I cannot thank Rakesh and his team enough. His kindness and skill has changed my life. I highly recommend Rakesh and his team at Laservision.
Mark Stradling
Mark Stradling
14/11/2022
Not only is Rakesh a very nice man, he is a master of his craft and has demonstrated a keen desire to ensure I am truly happy with my new eyes. Sometimes things dont go precisely to plan and it is at times like this some might create reasons to run away. Not Rakesh or anyone on the Laser Vision team. They are incredibly dedicated to customer service and my well being, ultimately ensuring that one of my most important senses, will be vastly improved from it's former blurred state and enable me to live a full colorful life, for the rest of my life.
Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey
12/11/2022
Friendly, professional service, really pleased with surgery result.
Keely Green
Keely Green
10/11/2022
Wonderful service from the 1st appointment. Caring staff and my options were explained to me thoroughly in great detail. The operation was painless and happened in no time at all. The staff on the day were attentive to all my needs. The after care was impeccable. Having lens replacement surgery was the best decision I could make. It has changed my life and being free of glasses is amazing. Rakesh and his team at Laservision have been so kind and so professional I can't recommend them enough.
Bernadette Grima
Bernadette Grima
10/10/2022
I've had cataracts and laser with Mr Rakesh Jayaswal this year. I was delighted with his help and re-assurance throughout both procedures and cannot recommend him and his team highly enough. Always with a friendly smile and very patient in answering all my queries. All the team, including Vicky and the admin ladies, were a joy to deal with. I highly recommend LaserVision and would certainly go back if I need any further treatment in the future.
John Robinson
John Robinson
11/10/2021
Very well looked after from the first consultation. Needn't have worried about the painless lens replacement surgery and now I have perfect long distance and short vision for the first time in over fifty years. A huge thanks to Rakesh and all of his team from a very satisfied patient.
Helen McDowall
Helen McDowall
11/09/2020
From first consultation, through surgery, to discharge- review, lens replacement surgery and aftercare has been seamless. I have always felt well cared- for and supported even throughout 2020 when Covid19 moved the goal posts! Rakesh and his team are ultimate professionals in their field and really believe in what they're doing. They are just lovely human- beings. This surgery liberated my life from contact lenses and glasses after 45 years. Thankyou ....
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