LASIK


LASIK is available at the following centres:

Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital


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.

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.

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. At Laser Vision, the Consultant’s aim is to achieve the best possible vision for each patient.

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.

 


Your LaserVision consultant surgeon can expertly guide you through the best treatments for you. Each treatment is personalised to achieve the best results.



In association with:
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust