With over 10 years of clinical experience and 4,000,000 procedures, the VisuMax procedure takes just 15 to 30 seconds per eye and the entire procedure can be completed in less than 10 minutes.
Laser Vision Correction
LASIK Laser Vision Correction
Lasik is the world’s most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure
LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism.
The VisuMax laser creates a thin flap of tissue on the front of the eye. A painless cool laser is then applied under this flap to change the focus of your eye. The flap is then safely replaced. This reduces the discomfort and vision recovery time associated with surface laser.
The dimensions and thickness of the corneal flap are critical to a successful procedure. VisuMax delivers micron-level accuracy that is 100 percent greater than the hand-held blade. This allows us to tailor the shape and depth of the corneal flap for each individual eye. Many people with thin, flat or irregular-shaped corneas are now suitable for laser vision correction.
Improved Healing and Safety
VisuMax not only ensures a smoother cornea surface but also uniform thickness to help the cornea recover faster. The self-sealing bevelled angles of the cornea flaps also bond more snuggly back into the surface of the eye with greater strength. Greater precision and faster healing also increases the safety factor compared with the hand-held oscillating blade.
A More Comfortable Experience
VisuMax is a first for Adelaide and the preferred choice for thousands of patients around the world because it’s silent and much gentler on the eye than the hand-held oscillating blade. As the most advanced technology for laser vision correction VisuMax gives you greater confidence and assurance for outstanding results.
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Laser Correction Suitability Guide (D)
Including to 6D Cyl
|Phakic IOL||SMILE||LASIK||Phakic IOL|
|- 20 to - 10||- 12.5 to - 1||- 1 to + 6||+ 6 to + 10|
This is an approximation, you can obtain your prescription from your optometrist and scan or fax it to us if you need assistance in selecting the likely vision correction procedure for which you are suitable.
- "-" means myopia or shortsightedness
- "+" means hyperopia or long sightedness
- "D" means Dioptres that are the units of focus
SMILE v LASIK v PRK
|Lasers||1 visumax only||2 including excimer||I excimer|
|“Incision” size||3mm microtunnel||20mm circumference flap||8mm diameter surface removal|
|Preservation corneal epithelium|
|Moved between lasers|
|Cornea nerves cut||85% less than LASIK|
|Eye make-up after||One day||One week||One week|
|Swimming after||48 hours||One week||One week|
|Contact sports after||One week||Two weeks||One week|
|Flap related complications||none||Very rare but can occur||none|
|Effective optical zone||Bigger for better night vision||Good night vision||Good night vision|