Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

Despite there being a seemingly endless list of laser treatments to choose from, when it comes down to it, there are actually only three main types you need to know: PRK/LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE Treatments such as UltraLASIK, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK UltraLASIKplus, Zyoptix and Wavefront LASIK, are simply brand names that clinics think up in an attempt to differentiate what is effectively the same, albeit packaged slightly differently, treatment. They often do this by taking a treatment such as LASIK and… Read more

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

LASEK vs LASIK

Today, the range of treatments available often with varying names, across the many Laser Eye Surgery providers can make it difficult to know which one to choose, and just what the differences are. But underneath this, the endless promotions and fancy branding, the number of Laser Eye Surgery techniques are actually very few. All Laser Eye Surgery techniques work by reshaping the permanent tissue, or stroma, that sits in the corneal bed. The one thing that differs is the way in which they access this tissue.… Read more

LASEK vs LASIK

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance when initially looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be quite overwhelming with many things to consider including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple, knowledge is key. The cornea — the transparent window of the eye — is made up of three main sections: the epithelium, stroma, and endothelium. The epithelial tissue… Read more

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

If you’re thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you will have encountered a number of new words and acronyms, which at first glance don’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. PRK, LASIK, femtosecond lasers, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, ReLEx SMILE; these are just a sample of the common language used in the world of Laser Eye Surgery. Without question, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by it all. That feeling couldn’t be truer when choosing which vision correction treatment… Read more

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Laser Eye Surgery to correct impaired vision has always involved reshaping the cornea, but the thickness of the corneal flap treated in the surgery has reduced significantly over the years, so much so that today, there is even a flapless form of laser surgery. This says a lot for how much flap thickness is related with safety during, and recovery following surgery. Thinner flaps preserve a thicker, more structurally integral cornea, meaning less discomfort, faster recovery times, minimal risk of haze, and… Read more

Does Flap Thickness Matter?