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LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) – the most commonly performed laser eye surgery procedure throughout the world.

At Fendalton Eye Clinic, Dr Kent uses the combined technology of a Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser to create a micro thin flap on the front surface (cornea) of the eye followed by the precision of the Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser to sculpt the inner layers of the cornea to achieve the desired refocusing.

We are committed to the safety and precision of your laser eye surgery treatment. NASA will only allow their fighter pilots and astronauts to have a LASIK procedure that is carried out with a femtosecond laser creating the corneal flap. You deserve this level of accuracy too.

There are two steps to the LASIK procedure.

LASIK – Step 1

First a micro thin flap is created in the cornea (front clear window of the eye). At Fendalton Eye Clinic Dr Kent uses the Zeiss VisuMax® (a femtosecond laser) to create a precision LASIK flap.

Dr Kent, uses the precision of a laser to “create” rather than “cut” the corneal flap, as a result provides added safety for patients with a more predictable outcome.

With a femtosecond laser we can create the corneal flap using the safety and accuracy of a computer guided laser – without a blade ever touching your eye. With a laser creating the LASIK flap, Dr Kent achieves the exact thickness of flap that is required.

LASIK – Step 2

The precision flap is lifted and the second laser, the excimer laser is used to reshape the inner layers of the cornea with your personalised LASIK treatment profile, incorporating eye recognition technology and accuracy of the Schwind Amaris 1050RS seven dimensional eye tracker to achieve precise delivery of treatment.

At the end of the LASIK laser eye procedure, the flap is naturally relocated into position where it adheres without any stitches.

Common Questions

FAQ about LASIK Surgery

What is a femtosecond laser?

A femtosecond laser generates light pulses as short as one quadrillionth of a second. Femtosecond technology has opened up a whole new area of scientific study, femtochemistry, which won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The application of the femtosecond laser in ophthalmology was developed by physicists, biomedical engineers and ophthalmologists at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Sciences and the Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, USA. The femtosecond laser has become the most accurate and safest technology for the creation of the corneal flap the first step in the LASIK procedure. The Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser has enabled the latest laser eye surgery technique to be achieved SMILE eye laser.

How does the LASIK flap stick down?

The LASIK flap settles back into position without the need for stitches. It is held in place until it heals by the natural stickiness of the inner layers of the cornea in combination with the "suction" effect of the back layer of cells (endothelium) of the cornea. Within four hours the front layer of cells (epithelium) heal over. We ask you to wear the clear eye shields we provide after your LASIK surgery and overnight so that your eyes are not accidentally rubbed or bumped in the initial healing period.

Has Dr Kent performed laser eye surgery on other Doctors … ?

Since 1997 Dr Kent has performed corrective laser eye surgery on more than four hundred medical doctors and optometrists combined. Dr Kent has performed laser vision correction procedures on five of his staff members and several of his relatives. Dr Kent has also treated many national sporting representatives.

Can the LASIK flap be dislodged?

During the first few weeks after your LASIK surgery you do need to be careful of your eyes, as a sharp object in your eye could possibly dislodge the flap. If the flap did get dislodged, then it can be repositioned. After six weeks the LASIK flap is well healed. The chance of the LASIK flap being dislodged at this point is remote. It would take an event that would otherwise cause a severe injury to your eye to cause a problem with the flap after six weeks so we do recommend avoiding contact sports for six weeks following LASIK surgery.
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