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LASIK – Laser Eye Surgery

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LASIK – Laser Eye Surgery

Ophthalmology

What is LASIK – Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery, also known as LASIK, is a form of corrective eye surgery that corrects near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism – all of which are often caused by focusing errors that can be corrected by changing the shape of the cornea.

The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an image on film. The bending and focusing of light is also known as refraction. Usually, the shape of the cornea and the eye is not perfect, and the image on the retina is out-of-focus or distorted. These imperfections in the focusing power of the eye are known as refractive errors.

There two types of laser eye surgery – blade laser eye surgery (which is the traditional laser eye surgery), or the bladeless laser eye surgery (also known as the Femto LASIK procedure, or the Z LASIK procedure. There are many surgeons who are for the traditional laser eye surgery over the bladeless laser eye surgery method, and there are many surgeons who are for the bladeless laser eye surgery method over the traditional laser eye surgery. It is important to note that the traditional laser eye surgery is not any more risky than the bladeless laser eye surgery. Be sure that your decision whether you choose the traditional laser eye surgery or the bladeless laser eye surgery is what’s best for you, and what you are comfortable with, and not what’s best for the surgeon, or what they are comfortable with.

Laser eye surgery is not recommended for those under 21, patients with diabetes, pregnant patients, breastfeeding patients, patients with an immune system disorder, or with any other eye conditions.

What happens during the corrective eye procedure?

The surgeon will firstly examine your eyes to check that they are healthy enough for the laser eye surgery. During the exam, the surgeon will also assess if the eyes are sufficiently moist, and the curvature of the eyes will be mapped. The eyes will then be numbed with some anaesthetic eye drops, and some sedation may be administered if required. With a marker pen, the surgeon will then mark the incision site.

In a traditional laser eye surgery, a microkeratome cuts a thin, hinged flap into the eye’s cornea. The flap is then lifted for application of laser energy that reshapes the eye for vision correction. The flap is gently placed back down again in its original position. An uncomplicated laser eye surgery usually takes between 30-60  minutes.

Laser eye surgery takes 1-2 days to recover. Some patients feel a temporary burning or itching sensation in the treated eye. Some patients find that their vision is immediately better, whilst others need to wait a few days, or weeks, to see the full effect of the procedure. However, patients should expect that their vision will worsen in the first 24-hours after the procedure, and then improve significantly. The eyes may be sensitive to light initially, but once it has healed, the patient’s vision may take up to 1-month to fully stabilize.

How do I find the right eye surgeon?

The best way is to speak to a few surgeons and find out which surgeon you are most comfortable with. At Holiday Health, we can connect you to reputable and reliable eye surgeons. We strongly suggest you take into consideration that the surgeon you choose:

  • is reputable and trustworthy;
  • has a proven track record;
  • is registered with or accredited by their local government or the governing medical body or association;
  • has never been disqualified from practising anywhere in the world;
  • has never been found guilty of endangering a patient’s life; and
  • has never been found guilty of malpractice.

You should also include any preferences you might have. For example, you might be more comfortable with a female eye surgeon, or someone who has more experience.

 

Important 

Before your procedure, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and the results you would like to achieve with your specialist. Communication is vital in reaching your goals. Ensure you communicate your vision clearly to your specialist and re-confirm the intended procedure to ensure there is no miscommunication. Your specialist will work with you to reach an understanding about what you can expect from this procedure, and what long-term benefits and side-effects you may experience. Every patient is different, and your specialist will choose the surgical technique and treatment plan that is right for you.

Your specialist will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and which vitamins and medications should be taken or avoided.

Please note. The information found on this website is purely for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for its exactness or for its accuracy for your specific situation and/or for your specific procedure. The information provided is not a substitute for advice from your physician / surgeon as it may not contain all the known facts, risks and side effects of this procedure. Please consult with your physician / surgeon about your personal circumstances and about your personal procedure / treatment plan. We take no responsibility for any misinformation, inaccuracies, or for any loss or damage suffered by you in relation to the services we provide to you, or the information provided on our website.

Healthcare providers

Acibadem Adana Hospital Adana, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • The radiation oncology department operates as a benchmark center for the Adana and Çukurova
  • 3km from Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Acibadem Ankara Hospital Ankara, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and technology
  • 43km from Esenboğa International Airport
Acibadem Atakent University Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Has a strong focus on cardiology, nuclear medicine, and oncology
  • 11km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Bakırköy Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Has highly experienced staff in general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, pediatric cardiology, and brain surgery
  • 8km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Bodrum Hospital Bodrum, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Experienced cardiology team
  • 44km from Milas-Bodrum Airport
Acibadem Bursa Hospital Bursa, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • One of the most advanced Oncology and Radiotherapy Center in Bursa, Turkey
  • 129km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Acibadem Eskişehir Hospital Eskişehir, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Strong focus on cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics and pediatrics
  • 119km from Zafer Airport
Acibadem Fulya Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in sports medicine, orthopaedics, physical therapy and traumatology
  • 22km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem International Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A world-class leading hospital renowned with foreign patients
  • 7km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Kadıköy Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in IVF and risky pregnancies
  • 32km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Kayseri Hospital Kayseri, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • The Cancer reference center for the Central Anatolian Region in Turkey
  • 6km from Erkilet International Airport
Acibadem Kocaeli Hospital Izmit, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A reference center for childbirth in the Kocaeli and Gebze region of Turkey
  • 69km from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Acibadem Kozyatağı Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in neurological science and oncology
  • 32km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A reference center for cancer treatment
  • 32km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Taksim Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Fully fledged hospital serving in all branches of medicine
  • 20km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Dünyagöz Adana Adana, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 4km from Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Dünyagöz Ankara-Kavaklıdere Ankara, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 31km from Ankara Esenboğa Airport
Dünyagöz Ankara-Keҫіӧren Ankara, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 22km from Ankara Esenboğa Airport
Dünyagöz Antalya Antalya, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 14km from Antalya Airport
Dünyagöz Bursa Bursa, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 4km from Bursa city centre
Dünyagöz Gaziantep Gaziantep, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 2km from Gaziantep city centre
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Altunizade Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 28km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Ataköy Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 9km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Baĝcilar Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 11km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Etiler ,

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 30km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Feneryolu Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 29km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Pendik Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 13km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Dünyagöz Kocaeli-Izmit Izmit, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • Located in the heart of the city
Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Equipped with a neonatal intensive care unit and a phototherapy facility for its little patients
  • 7km from Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Home to the first Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion in Malaysia
  • 10km from Kuala Lumpur city centre
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Specializes in Cardiology, Gyneacology and Obstetrics, and Orthopaedics.
  • 18km from Johor Bahru city centre
Gleneagles Hospital Penang Penang, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • First private hospital in Penang
  • 2km from George Town, Penang city centre
Medstar Antalya Hospital Antalya, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Specializes in cancer treatment – Medstar Chemotherapy and Arts Center
  • 9km from Antalya Airport
Medstar Topçular Hospital Antalya, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • A multidisciplinary hospital specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Urology
  • 11km from Antalya Airport
Memorial Ankara Hospital Ankara, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Has the most advanced medical technology in Turkey
  • 35km from Ankara Esenboga Airport
Memorial Antalya Hospital Antalya, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Specializes in IVF, bariatric surgery, hair transplant and plastic surgery
  • 13km from Antalya Airport
Memorial Ataşehir Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Is a multidisciplinary hospital
  • 37km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Memorial Dicle Hospital Diyarbakir, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Offers world-class standard health care
  • 5km from Diyarbakir Airport
Memorial Diyarbakir Hospital Diyarbakir, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Offers world-class standard health care
  • 7km from Diyarbakir Airport
Memorial Kayseri Hospital Kayseri, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • The hospital’s Kayseri IVF center serves as a reference center for IVF globally
  • 5km from Kayseri Erkilet Airport
Memorial Şişli Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Prestigious reputation in cardiology, organ transplantation, IVF and genetics
  • 23km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Normah Medical Specialist Centre Kuching, Malaysia

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  • The first private hospital in Borneo to be granted the prestigious JCI accreditation
  • Operates as a not-for-profit organization
  • 16km from Kuching International Airport
Optimax Johor Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Optimax Kuching Kuching, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Optimax Penang Eye Specialist Hospital Penang, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Optimax Seremban Seremban, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Optimax Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh Melaka, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Has a team of surgeons, radiotherapists, specialty nurses and counsellors that can provide a holistic care environment for patients
  • 9km from Melacca city centre
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • The hospital has a specialist Cancer Institute, Breast Care Centre, Eye Centre, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, Spine and Joint Centre, and Heart Centre
  • 8km from Kuala Lumpur city centre
Pantai Hospital Penang Penang, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Has a specialist centre for the treatment of stroke
  • 5km from Penang International Airport
Raffles Hospital Singapore, Singapore

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  • Part of the Raffles Medical Group
  • Practise high standards in patient care
  • 19km from Singapore Changi Airport

FAQs

The price of LASIK – laser eye surgery varies. With the ophthalmologists and LASIK surgeons we work with, the price starts from AUD$1,149.

Most patients achieve a 20/20 vision after the procedure, but some people may only achieve a 20/40 vision or less. This is dependent on each patient’s personal circumstances.

  • Eye infection
  • Dry eyes
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Eyesight loss
  • Correction error
  • Epithelial ingrowth – the outer surface grows into the cornea

There may be other potential risks involved when undergoing laser eye surgery. Please discuss them further with your ophthalmologist or LASIK surgeon.

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