Ophthalmic Surgeon - Dr Mark Deist
Modern Cataract surgery is performed under topical anaesthetic eye-drops, (no needles), and most patients are ready to leave the clinic within one hour.
Phaco-emulsification techniques (high frequency ultrasound) are used to remove the cataracts and state of the art implants are inserted into the eye for clear distance focus. No sutures are required for this micro surgical procedure. Most patients have significant and independent vision within 2 days of surgery. There is no contra-indication to air travel after surgery.
Recovery – 3 days.
Excimer Laser Vision Correction
Both LASIK and PRK refractive surgery techniques are performed to treat a large range of refractive errors viz. +1 to +4.00 Hyperopia (farsightedness) -1 to -12.00 Myopia (short-sightedness) -0.75 to -8.00 Astigmatism
A modern NIDEK EC 5000 scanning laser is used. This system is currently the most widely used worldwide. Following an initial consultation and thorough eye testing (auto-refractors, pachymetry, corneal curvature analyses etc.), the patient is booked for surgery the next day.
The surgery is performed to both eyes under local anaesthetic eye drops and takes approximately 8 minutes per eye.
After surgery the eyes are covered by clear plastic shields for protection and antibiotic eye drops are instilled to prevent infection.
Most patients are comfortable within 2 hours post-surgery and achieve about 95% of their pre-operative best-corrected spectacle or contact lens vision the next morning.
There is no contra-indication to air travel after surgery
Recovery – 3 days.
The World’s most advanced and only bladeless vision correction technology - iLasik which combines the intralase laser with a blade free approach to creating a corneal flap and Wavescan thus performing a more precise medical procedure.
The precision of the laser used in iLasik eliminates virtually all of the most severe, sight threatening complications arising from the traditional blade surgery and gives the surgeon unparalleled control over the flap.
Understanding the value of vision the most advanced iLasik technology reduces the possibility of human error offering the safest form of refractive surgery with a more accurate visual result making it the fasted-growing refractive surgical techniques in the world today.
Phakic Intraocular Implants
For those patients who have extreme refractive errors and in whom Excimer Laser treatment is not suitable, Phakic Implants are indicated.
Intraocular lenses (made out of the same highly specialized plastic material as implants for cataract surgery) are placed into the eyes to treat poor vision. We can successfully treat +4.00 to >+10.0 (farsighted) and –12.00 to –36.00 (myopia).
Surgery is performed to both eyes either using local anaesthetic eye drops or (if requested) under general anaesthetic.
Post-operatively, the eyes are covered with a clear plastic shield for protection. Vision returns to approximately 95% of pre-operative best corrected vision within a few days.
There is no contra-indication to air travel after surgery.
Recovery - 3 days
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