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Eye Laser Procedures Part 1

The Tygervalley Eye & Laser Centre in the Northern suburbs has been providing world class eye care to thousands of patients, both local and international, over the past 13 years. Specializing in refractive surgery, the clinic offers the most technologically advanced equipment and theatre facilities.

We offer bladeless wavefront-guided Advanced CustomVue iLasik (femto-Lasik) surgery to treat myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. It involves a personal and unique laser vision correction designed for each eye individually, under a thin corneal flap created by a Femtosecond laser. Since no two “treatment prescriptions” are the same, improved outcomes can be expected for each person who undergoes treatment with the Advanced CustomVue iLasik (femto-Lasik) system.

Femtosecond Intralase technology is also used for cross-linking for Keratoconus, as well as to create the channels for Ferrara intra-corneal ring segment implants.

Femtosecond assisted DSAEK (Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) is a new corneal transplant technique where the unhealthy, diseased, posterior portion of a patient’s cornea is removed and replaced with healthy donor tissue obtained from the eye bank. Unlike conventional corneal transplant surgery known as penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), the DSAEK procedure utilises a much smaller surgical incision and requires fewer corneal sutures. This usually results in more rapid visual rehabilitation for the DSAEK patient, better post-operative visual acuity and less chance for rejection. Femtosecond assisted Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK/SALK/DALK) can be performed for corneal scars and superficial corneal disease.

Femtosecond assisted FlexiVue corneal inlays can help those who suffer from presbyopia and struggles with near vision.

We use the most up to date technology for pterigium removal. Tisseel tissue glue is used in stead of stitches – this results in less irritation, redness and light sensitivity post-operatively, as well as less chance of recurrence.

The latest technology used for cataract extraction is micro-incision phaco-emulsification, called M.I.C.S. It is performed under topical anaesthetic, which means that your eye is numbed with eye drops only; no injections or general anaesthesia is necessary. The procedure involves a sub-2.2mm incision in the side of the cornea, through which the surgeon applies a tiny, high-frequency ultrasound instrument. High-energy sound waves break up the centre of the lens into microscopic particles, which are then gently suctioned out through the incision. The new OZil Torsional and intrepid phaco-emulsification ultrasound system provides better post-operative vision and quicker recovery due to clearer corneas and smaller incisions.

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