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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 p...

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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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June 15 2018

ABC 7.30 - Fred Hollows Foundation


Special guest reporter Ray Martin goes inside a refugee camp in Bangladesh to see the work the Fred Hollows Foundation is doing to help blind Rohingyas. Watch the ABC 7.30 report here: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/fred-hollows-foundation-restoring-more-than-sight/9694144

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May 24 2018

Evolutions in surgery


Corneas happier with SMILE than with excimer laser procedures Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 ESCRS Euro Times Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) appears to be a step forward from LASIK in the evolution of corneal refractive surgery. This is because it has greater respect for the cornea’s biomechanical and neuronal integrity, is less traumatic to the lamellar tissue and induces a le...

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