What is Lasik?

Lasik stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis a procedure that involves the use of a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye so that refractive capability is improved.

This allows for the correction of varying degrees of myopia (nearsightedness, shortsightedness),  hyperopia(farsightedness), presbyopia and astigmatism.

How do I know if I qualify to undergo the procedure?

You would have to be

  • 18 years of age or older, not just for purposes of consent but also to ensure that you have fully grown eyes with stable refraction.
  • You should not have any significant illnesses nor be on any medication that would adversely affect the procedure.
  • You would have to be generally healthy with a refractive condition that is not overly severe or outside the accepted treatment limits of LASIK.

Importantly, you should have realistic expectations with a demonstrable understanding of the risks and benefits of the procedure. Pregnancy is a definite disqualifier. Eligibility is best determined through consultation with our surgeon.

If I do not qualify for LASIK, are there other options available?

If your condition is a refractive one, other options may be available to you. These include PRK, Lasek and intraocular lens insertion. Consult our doctor to assess these and other options to treat your condition.

What is the consultation process like?

The consultation process involves an examination, information exchange and decision-making. Our surgeon will perform a complete eye examination along with computerized assessments of your eye’s corneal surface. Taking into account your work and lifestyle needs, the surgeon will discuss with your relevant options for refractive correction.

Recommendations arising from the discussion will be based on your understanding and acceptance of the risks and benefits of the procedure.

Your decision to undergo LASIK should only be taken when you are comfortable with your understanding of the procedure.

Who will perform the procedure?

Our ophthalmologist whom you selected as our LASIK surgeon will perform the procedure. Despite the procedure being performed with the aid of computer guided lasers, our surgeon will be in complete control throughout the process.

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Cao Thang Eye Hospital


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