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• For pre-LASIK Assessment and Surgery to be done on the same day:
• For Assessment and Surgery to be done on different days:
Local anaesthetic eye drops will be instilled into the eyes throughout the surgery so there is no pain during the procedure, just some pressure is felt at times.
In general, normal activities can be resumed after 1 week but please refrain from swimming or water sports for 2 weeks. In addition, for LASIK surgery patients, we would advise you to avoid contact sports for 1 month to avoid accidental injury to the corneal flap.
Yes you can but preferably travel only at least 5days after your surgery.
Laser vision correction is permanent. There might be fluctuations in vision in the first 3 to 6 months while the eye is healing but thereafter, the result will be permanent.
No you can’t use your Medisave unless the LASIK surgery was done due to health issues and not for cosmetic purposes.
Not to worry, there is a standalone backup power supply in our clinic which will allow for a safe completion of surgery at any point in time.
Yes you will be able to see immediately after the surgery but it will be fuzzy. Your vision will gradually improve the day after of which you should then be able to see things more clearly.
FLEx stands for Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction. It is a all-laser refractive surgery procedure designed for the correction myopia. This is currently believed to be a new alternative to conventional Bladeless LASIK.
In FLEx surgery, a femtosecond laser cuts a lens-shaped layer (a lenticule) from within the cornea. The lens is removed through a LASIK type flap, or removed through a small keyhole incision (Smile), done using one laser.
Conventional Bladeless LASIK involves 2 stages – creating a corneal flap with a femtosecond surgical laser, then using an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to treat myopia, hyperopia & astigmatism. The flap is then replaced and allowed to heal.
FLEx is still in its earlier developmental stages so thus it may be too early to compare post outcomes as compared to that for LASIK surgery.
Reversibility of this procedure is highly experimental right now, as repositioning such thin tissues back to the eye is highly likely to induce astigmatism or irregularities. Researchers have not conducted the trials to prove suitability of the re-implantation process for humans so actual success of reversibility cannot be proven as yet.
At EEC, 2 advanced laser technologies are used for the Bladeless LASIK procedure – the Allegretto Wave by Wavelight & the Ziemer’s FEMTO LDV Bladeless Laser.
The FEMTO LDV allows for flap creation and LASIK to be done at the same sitting, meaning that you as a patient, can comfortably lie on one bed without having to move from one machine to another, for the whole procedure. Femtosecond laser allows a more precise creation and evenly shaped cornea flap which gives a more uniform surface for the excimer laser treatment. The pulse energies are low, and the delivery optics are very tightly focused for maximum tissue disruption. This allows a faster healing and visual recovery time than any other technology in the world.
The Allegretto Wave Light laser machine has the distinction of having the fastest laser system in the world that can perform vision correction in the shortest time, reducing risks of inaccuracies from drying up of cornea tissue and providing consistently accurate results. The machine is efficient in using small amounts of cornea tissue to provide maximum amount of correction without damaging adjacent stroma tissue.
At EEC 99% of our LASIK patients of all degrees achieved 6/12 or better vision. Less than 1% of the patients require retreatment.
** EEC performs an average of more than 2000 lasik surgeries a year
EEC is committed to stay at the forefront of LASIK technology to serve our patients better.