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Laser Vision Correction Procedures
COMPARISON
SafeSight transPRK Lasik ReLEx SMILE Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
Procedure

The outermost surface epithelium cells are gently removed using the SCHWIND AMARIS 1050RS laser. The laser goes on to reshape the cornea curvature to correct the refractive power in one seamless step. The epithelium cells will then self-heal.

The cornea is cut with either a rapidly oscillating blade or with a femtosecond laser. The flap is opened up, and the excimer laser starts removing tissue to reshape the cornea. The flap is then closed back

A small lens-shaped piece of cornea tissue (lenticule) is cut out with a femtosecond laser. The lenticule is removed through a small incision at the side of the cornea.

A permanent intra-ocular contact lens will be inserted through a small incision at the side of the cornea. The ICL is placed behind the iris and in front of the natural lens of the eye.

Duration

3-5 mins per eye

15-20 min per eye

10-15 min per eye

30 min per eye

Criteria for…

Note: These are rough estimates, subjected to one’s cornea thickness.

Myopia: Up to 1,200 deg
Hyperopia: Up to 300 deg
Astigmatism: Up to 500 deg

Corneal Thickness:
Above 475 microns

Myopia: Up to 1,000 deg
Hyperopia: Up to 300 deg
Astigmatism: Up to 450 deg
Corneal Thickness:
Above 500 microns

Myopia: 300 – 700 deg
Hyperopia: NA
Astigmatism: Up to 500 deg
Corneal Thickness:
Above 550 microns

Myopia: Up to 2,000 deg
Astigmatism: Up to 250 deg
(Anterior chamber depth > 2.80 mm)
Corneal Thickness: N/A

Recovery

Recovery is relatively painless, but there may be some discomfort for 1 – 2 days.
Epithelium cells generally heal in 3 – 5 days.

Eye Drops: 4 – 6 weeks
Resume work: 3 – 5 days
Resume active sports: 3 weeks
Full vision recovery: 1-6 months*

*Recovery time differs for each individual depending on healing rates and myopia degree

Recovery is relatively painless, and takes about 1 day to a week.

Eye drops: 2 – 8 weeks*
Resume work: 2 days
Resume active sports: 8 weeks
Full vision recovery: 1 – 3 months

*If patient suffers from dry eyes, eye drops need to be instilled for a longer period of time.

Recovery is relatively painless, and takes about 3 days to 1 week.

Eye drops: 4–6 weeks
Resume work: 2 days
Resume active sports: 4 weeks
Full vision recovery: 1–3 months

Recovery time is relatively painless, and takes about 3 days to 1 week.

Eye drops: 4 – 6 weeks
Resume work: 5 days
Resume active sports: 4 weeks
Full vision recovery: 1 – 3 months