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November 12 2018

OCT Screening


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) All patients want reassurance their corneas are suitable for laser vision correction. The cornea is the clear dome on the front of your eye, overlying coloured iris and dark pupil and represents the distance lens of your eye. In laser vision correction, to improve your distance vision, we reshape your cornea to refocus it. But first we need to assess your...

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November 12 2018

IOL Outcome Accuracy


The most important factor in patient satisfaction after cataract surgery is whether glasses are needed or not for distance vision. No cataract surgeon can absolutely guarantee that this goal will be met for an individual patient. We are dealing with biology, not engineering, and each patient will have a different biological response to a cataract procedure. Even so, it is important to benchmark...

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November 12 2018

SMILE Landmarks


Laser Vision SA is pleased to be informed by Zeiss, manufacturer of the Visumax laser used to perform SMILE laser vision correction, of some outstanding landmark numbers.  Zeiss reports over 1.5 million SMILE procedures have now been completed worldwide since the procedure was developed 14 years ago. In addition, Zeiss has now sold over 1,000 Visumax lasers. The rate of uptake of the SMILE...

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November 01 2018

Enhancement after LASIK


Residual prescription error after Lasik can be treated by lifting the lasik flap. In many clinics however, after the first year, PRK (surface) laser may be offered as the flap is thought to be harder to lift. A new report confirms the ability to lift the flap out to a maximum in one patient of 18.7 years. The oldest patient was 79 years of age!  Though the older the Lasik flap, the increased...

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November 01 2018

Enhancement after SMILE


All laser vision correction procedures have a low percentage of patients who need a little more laser after their first procedure to tweak their vision. At LVSA we have had an enhancement rate after SMILE of less than 3%. We have been enhancing SMILE using “Thin flap Lasik” for some time now. It is pleasing to see a lead article from a major London clinic in a major journal supporting...

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