Refractive Surgery

LASIK can significantly lessen dependence on corrective lenses

LASIK is a brief outpatient procedure that can significantly lessen dependence on corrective lenses. LASIK brings together the science of the Excimer laser and the skill of the surgeon to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Centre For Sight Africa (CFSA) is committed to the highest standards of patient care in laser vision correction and has a long history of excellence performing refractive procedures to help patients reduce, or eliminate, their need for corrective eyewear.

The highly skilled surgeons at Centre For Sight Africa (CFSA) have been performing laser vision correction. They have helped thousands of patients achieve freedom from glasses and contacts and are at the forefront of the latest technological advancements.

Treatment Options

Today, Centre For Sight Africa (CFSA) utilizes the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser and the WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser to produce an excellent visual outcome that is customized to a patient’s own personal vision requirements This unique, individualized laser treatment offers every patient an unparalleled level of safety, precision and accuracy.

Some people encounter situations in which the condition or the shape of the eye makes them a poor candidate for LASIK correction. However, a new procedure called LASEK, may often be applied to those situations with positive results. LASEK works without the need for cutting with the laser. Instead, a solution is applied to the exterior of the eye which allows the doctor to move the epithelium (outer layer) of the eye down, perform the laser correction and then slide the epithelium back into place. The procedure is quick and allows for fast healing.

PRK, or Photorefractive keratectomy, may be recommended by your surgeon as an alternative to LASIK. PRK has been shown to have the same success rate as LASIK and differs from LASIK in that a flap is not created prior to treatment with the Excimer laser. There is no cutting of the cornea, therefore, all the potential problems with flap formation and healing are eliminated. The customized laser correction—Wave-Front Technology—can also be used with PRK. Which procedure, PRK or LASIK, is best for you will be a decision made by you and your surgeon at the time of consultation after a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits of each procedure.

Critical to excellent visual outcomes is the expertise and meticulous attention to details controlled directly by your surgeon and the surgical team during your procedure. You will spend significant time with your surgeon during consultation and have all questions answered before proceeding to a treatment plan that is right for you.