Brisbane Lasik eye surgery

Brisbane Lasik Eye Surgery

Brisbane based eye surgeon Dr McLintock performs a wide range of eye surgery for adults of all ages wishing to reduce their need for glasses.

LASER IN-SITU KERATOMILEUSIS (LASIK)

LASIK is a type of laser refractive surgery used to treat refractive errors such as myopia (short- sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

LASIK acts in a similar way to glasses or contact lenses but is a permanent treatment. In LASIK a flap is created in the cornea, the flap is lifted, and the excimer laser is applied to the deeper layers of the cornea. The laser changes the shape of the cornea and alters the way it focuses light, resulting in much clearer vision.

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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY ?

There are 2 main categories of refractive surgery.
  • The first type is laser refractive surgery such as LASIK or Photorefractive Keratectomy (also known as “surface LASIK”). In laser refractive surgery, a highly precise laser known as an excimer laser is applied to the cornea (the clear focusing window at the front of the eye) to improve the way light is focused by the eye, resulting in improved vision without glasses or contact lenses. Find out more.

  • The second main type of refractive surgery is lens-based refractive surgery. In lens-based refractive surgery, the eyes’ natural lens can be removed and replaced with a new artificial lens which improves the focusing ability of the eye. Alternatively, the eye’s natural lens is left in place and a new artificial lens is planted on top of the natural lens to correct the eye’s refractive error. Find out more.