such as Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), and the most recent SMILE surgery is among most common ophthalmic procedures in the world. Reasons for its popularity lie in its safety, efficacy, quick visual recovery, and minimal patient discomfort.
Patient satisfaction is almost 99% with this type of surgery.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK):
PRK is performing the refractive surgery without making the corneal flap. There are no flap complications with the PRK surgery, however visual rehabilitation is longer, and in the first few days after surgery, it is more painful than LASIK.
Involve forming a corneal flap with femtosecond laser, it is less painful than the PRK and the visual rehabilitation is faster, however patient could suffer from flap complications (incomplete, dislodged, eccentric, button hole).
SMILE is the newest technology in correcting myopia and astigmatism, by removing a thin layer from the corneal stroma through a small 2-3 mm incision, using femtosecond laser.
SMILE procedure provide quick and painless visual improvement, and the risk of developing dry eyes is negligible, due to the small incision made on the surface of cornea, in comparison to the large incision made in LASIK surgery.
Please read more about SMILE laser eye surgery and what results to expect here:
Presbyond laser surgery:
Presbyond is the latest corneal refractive solution for Presbyopia (inability to see near objects that usually comes with age or following cataract surgery). Presbyond is performed using special laser platform that is incorporated with the Zeiss Laser machine.