In simple terms, iLASIK is a newer, improved version of LASIK. iLASIK is considered a breakthrough in the refractive surgery industry. Comparatively, this new-generation, all-laser treatment produces exceptional results.
The iLASIK Suite was developed by Abbott Medical Optics (AMO).
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So, how are these two treatments different? Also, what is the significance of a customized procedure?
To illustrate, in a standard LASIK procedure, two people with the same degree of refractive errors (100 degrees of myopia for example) will receive the same correction from the laser. Conversely, two people with 100 degrees of myopia will receive different amount of correction from the iLASIK Wavefront Customize procedure.
Why is this so? Through generating a 3d corneal map during the LASIK Assessment, the iLASIK suite is able to account for even minute differences present in each unique eye. As a result, iLASIK ‘measures and treats individualized imperfections that are never treated with standard or optimized treatment‘. Thus making this treatment is a ‘potentially superior vision correction alternative.‘
1) New-Generation Technology
LASIK is a safe, established, and proven treatment. It is recognized as the gold standard in vision correction. iLASIK is a new and improved version of LASIK that makes use of innovative technology to further improve the surgery process and outcomes.
2) 100% Customized for Safety & Accuracy
In addition, the Wavefront Customized procedure offers completely individualized treatment. This allows for correction that is tailored to each unique eye, producing potentially better results. Hence, one could expect better results in terms of safety and accuracy.
Due to its exceptional results, the iLASIK treatment is the only LASIK treatment procedure that NASA Astronauts and US Navy SEALs are currently allowed to undergo.
3) Low Downtime, Fast Recovery
iLASIK has less pain, lower downtime, and faster recovery times as compared to Epi-LASIK, LASEK and PRK. Generally, the MC given for iLASIK is 1-3 days, after which patients are free to return to daily activities such as work or school.
Firstly, a high-definition 3D corneal map is generated using the iDesign machine. Wavefront-guided eye-mapping technology detects any microscopic differences or imperfections in each eye. Subsequently, the 3D map will be exported to the laser for use in surgery.
Subsequently, a flap is created. Previously, surgeons would manually create the flap by hand using a microkeratome blade. Nowadays, advanced lasers are used for flap creation instead. Utilized in over eight million procedures and cited in hundreds of scientific articles, the IntraLase iFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser is a comprehensive platform built on IntraLase Technology’s legacy of surgical precision. As compared to older methods, the IntraLase iFS is able to create LASIK flaps more precisely, uniformly, and accurately.
Lastly, an excimer laser reshapes the cornea to correct for refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism). In this case, the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser utilizes innovative technology to perform customized treatment:
Iris Registration technology provides a noncontact, automated method to correctly align and center treatment. This allows for instant re-registration in the event of intraoperative movement.
Variable Repetition Rate (VRR) delivers Fourier-reconstructed shapes with optimized ablation time. Also minimizes thermal impact on the cornea.
Variable Spot Scanning (VSS) technology incorporates an array of varying laser pulse diameters. Itensures an accurate match between target and ablation shapes.
ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking technology follows the eyes motions in three dimensions. It can capture more than 99.4% of eye movements.
ActiveTrak Automatic Centering technology locates and automatically sets the treatment center in relation to the pupil center.
Evidently, every surgery has inherent risks. Hence, it is important to find a good surgeon.
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Established in 2007, Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre is one of the leading LASIK centres in Singapore. We strongly believe in continual improvement in terms of techniques and technology. As a result, we continually upgrade our centre with the latest LASIK methodology and machines.
In addition, Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre is home to team of dedicated and experienced nurses, optometrists, and customer service executives. Furthermore, many of our staff have undergone LASIK surgery themselves. They will gladly share their experiences or answer any queries that you may have.
MBBS (Spore), M.Med (Ophth), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Ophth).
Dr Lee Hung Ming was the first in Singapore to perform:
LASIK Surgery Cost Singapore:
Prices start from $1806.16 per eye (including GST)
Based on your LASIK Assessment results, your surgeon will advise you on which LASIK method is most suitable for you. Generally, the total cost of LASIK surgery and medications for a typical patient is around $3724.67 (both eyes, including GST)
Furthermore, payment via interest-free installments is available. However,only DBS, POSB, and UOB credit cards can be used.
The cost of LASIK may be lower than contact lenses in the long run. Consequently, you may save up to ~$28,980 on contact lenses after LASIK.
Our standard LASIK Assessment costs $210.79 (inclusive of GST). It includes a series of detailed eye tests and a consultation with our LASIK surgeon, Dr Lee, where he will suggest a suitable treatment method for you.
The soonest you can have surgery done is one day after the assessment. Please lay off your contact lenses for 5 days (for soft lenses) to 7 days (for hard lenses) before the assessment.
If you have any questions or queries, feel free to contact us at 6470 3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org