What is LASIK?
LASIK (LASer In situ Keratomileusis) is the most common procedure for corrective laser surgery, with over 31 million* cases performed worldwide in the last 20 years. In Australia alone, 40,000 cases are performed per year. LASIK is the second-most performed surgery in the world, surpassed only by cataract surgery.**
LASIK for Melbourne and surrounding areas
LASIK surgery involves creating a thin flap of corneal tissue. At Vistaeyes we use the blade-free Wavelight® FS200 Femtosecond laser to create the flap. Our Wavelight® EX500 excimer laser then reshapes the inner corneal tissue with its ultra-thin laser pulse, sculpting the corneal surface of the eye with the utmost accuracy. It utilises a high-speed eye-tracker, checking the eye's position and ensuring an accurate placement of each laser pulse on the cornea.
As one of the first surgeons to perform LASIK in Victoria, Melbourne-based surgeon Dr Wolfe continues to be one of the most experienced in Australia. He has performed over 17,000 refractive procedures over the course of his career.
* Market Scope Annual Report, 2007.
** Source HIC data.