The clinic we have partnered with is the leading specialist in laser vision correction in Malaysia – it has been established for nearly 20 years, and is at the forefront in laser vision technology, with a team of experts having worked with laser eye correction for many years. There are 4 different types of laser eye treatment, depending on your needs, the surgeon will select the best option for you.
A suction ring will be placed on your eye. You will feel some pressure on your eye and vision will go dark. A specially designed instrument, microkeratome will create a flap on the cornea. You will hear buzzing sounds as the microkeratome is in use. The doctor will then lift back the flap. Laser will be applied to the cornea. Buzzing sounds will continue and you will smell a faint burnt odor. This is very normal.
Afterwards, the corneal surface is cleaned and the flap is replaced without stitches and healing begins. For the first few hours, there is slight discomfort, stinging and watering of the eyes which is manged by dailies aqua comfort torics. Just continue to rest with your eyes closed as much as possible.
This procedure is identical to LASIK but the flap is created with a separate laser called ‘INTRALASE’ laser. A suction ring will be placed on your eye and vision will go dark. The laser will take approximately 30 seconds to create the flap. You will then be moved to the second laser (Excimer Laser) and the doctor will then lift the flap. This laser will then be applied to the cornea.
A suction ring will be placed on your eye. You will feel light pressure and your vision will be blurred. An instrument called Epitome will create an epiflap on the cornea (this is much thinner than the flap in LASIK). The doctor will then lift back the epiflap. After laser ablation, a bandage contact lens will be placed on the cornea to minimize discomfort and to protect the thin epithelium. These lenses will be removed after 4 – 7 days.
An alcohol solution is placed on the corneal surface for 20 – 30 seconds. This loosens the top layer of the skin (epithelium). The epithelial flap is rolled back to expose the corneal bed on which the laser ablation is applied. Bandage contact lenses will be placed on the cornea. This helps healing and minimizes discomfort. Lenses will be removed about 4 – 7 days later.
There are 3 types of laser profiles that can treat just about all common reading or driving problems from failing eye sight.