Does ASLA still have a role to play in laser eye surgery?

ASLA-laser-eye-surgery.jpgWith the popularity of LASIK and SMILE laser eye surgery, we are commonly asked if ASLA (a refined form of PRK) has had its day.

PRK was the original laser eye surgery procedure and has been around for over 30 years, but read on to discover why it is still an important procedure in any experienced laser eye surgeon’s repertoire. Continue reading “Does ASLA still have a role to play in laser eye surgery?”

Am I suitable for SMILE laser? Here’s how they can tell if you’re a good candidate.

SMILE laser has proven itself in the clinical data to be equal to LASIK and surface procedures (like ASLA) in terms of safety and accuracy. With more and more people enjoying the benefits of this latest procedure, how do you know if you’re suitable? This post looks at what the eye care professionals actually measure in determining if you’re a good candidate.

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SMILE laser receives US FDA approval

SMILE-FDA-Approved.jpgAlthough SMILE laser has been around for over five years now, with well over half a million procedures having been performed globally, US patients have had to wait. But thanks to recent FDA approval, they will now be able to join the rest of the world in enjoying the benefits of this most modern of laser vision correction procedures.
What do the FDA results actually show?

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Multifocal IOLs: What to ask your surgeon before cataract surgery

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Confused about multifocal IOLs? There was a time when the discussion before cataract surgery was limited to whether the vision was bad enough to proceed. But over the past decade or so, the discussion between surgeon and patient has evolved to include dry eye management, realistic expectations, and the type of intraocular lens (or IOL) that will be fitted inside your eye. Continue reading “Multifocal IOLs: What to ask your surgeon before cataract surgery”

LASIK eye surgery or SMILE – what are best options for busy people?

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You’ve been putting it off for years. You don’t have the time to look into it, have an initial consult, come in for surgery and recover. You are crazy busy at work / have young kids / travel commitments or, like many of our patients, all of the above. This post looks at what busy people need to know about streamlining the whole process, from go to whoa.

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