Laser vision correction has been around for more than two decades and Bladeless LASIK is still the gold standard. So reliable and safe is the procedure, that even NASA allows service personnel to have the procedure.
Whether its Laser Vision Correction, Cataract Surgery, other Refractive or Eye Surgery, choosing your surgeon can be a overwhelming task. Choosing who to have your procedure with and trust with your vision is of utmost importance in the road to having eye surgery.
Of all things to consider – Experience is the key.
Technology requires skilled hands to use it safely and to achieve optimal results.
Regardless of procedure, by choosing an experienced surgeon who utilises the latest state of the art technology, increases a favourable and successful outcome.
Blended Vision or Monovision is a term coined for those whose non-dominant eye is intentionally made slightly shortsighted to reduce or sometimes remove the need for visual hardware for near tasks such as reading, sewing and computer work. Though it can be achieved with contact lenses many opt to have a more permanent solution in reducing the reliance on reading glasses and so choose to have blended vision either with laser eye surgery or lens replacement procedures.
Blended vision offers a good solution for those who want to be able to perform both distance and near tasks free from visual hardware.
Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the ability to focus for near tasks starting for most from the age of 40 and resulting in the need to rely on reading glasses. Near tasks such as reading, knitting, sewing, using the computer, mobile phone, shopping and even reading a menu becomes difficult without spectacles.
For those who find reading glasses onerous, removing the need for reading glasses via Laser Vision Correction or Clear lens extraction is a definite possibility.
With an increasing ageing population, more active lifestyle and increased longevity more and more people are opting have treatment sooner rather than later, to improve quality of life through better vision.
Patients now more than ever have more options at their disposal and Surgeons better equipped at delivering better refractive outcomes through different types of Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL’s), laser cataract, small and micro-incisional surgical techniques.
Femtosecond laser is now also used to perform some cataract procedures, however, data shows the results are no better with Laser Cataract Surgery as compared to non Laser Cataract Surgery if performed by an experienced Surgeon. Laser cataract is performed similar to small or micro-incision cataract surgery, the only difference is that a laser is used to make the incisions – the remainder of the procedure is the same
Since the dawn of LASIK particularly iLasik there has not yet been another corneal refractive corrective procedure that has been able to surpass it – reliable, predictable results, quick recovery and reduced risks has made LASIK the go to procedure for those suitable.
Modifying the corneal shape to correct refractive errors customised iLASIK with femtosecond laser is the gold standard.
The old adage “wait for the cataract to ripen” is now becoming more and more irrelevant – with increased longevity and more people staying active longer, most choose to have cataract treatment sooner, before it impacts quality of vision and life.
With improved safety, accuracy, better results and a myriad of Intraocular lens implant correcting for ocular aberrations, correct for distance, near or both and even Intraocular lens implants that can correct for astigmatism, no longer do we need to wait until a cataract is “ripe for the picking” – Improving the quality of life through better vision sooner is now a possibility.
Modern technology, new surgical techniques and complete eye health assessment has made vision correction a safe option for those who want to remove the need for visual hardware.
Increasing safety, success and reducing risk is always at the top of the list…
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in Australia. With people living longer, more active lifestyles people are opting to have treatment sooner rather than later and with precision improving an increased number of patients are not only able to see clearer but are also relatively spectacle independent for most activities.
Like Laser Vision Correction, correcting long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism whilst treating Cataracts is no longer an impossibility.