LASER VISION CORRECTION SURGERY
Dr LaHood is one of only a handful of ophthalmologists who have completed subspecialty fellowship training specifically in laser vision correction surgery. This means that he has a deep understanding of how to treat your eyes using the latest laser technology. He provides a personalised approach because when it comes to your eyes and laser surgery, we are aiming for perfection and it is all about planning and precision. Below you will be able to read about some frequently asked questions as well as a brief outline of the main types of laser treatment available. As always, just get in touch if you would like to come in and discuss any of this.
Frequently Asked Questions Laser Vision Correction Surgery
Your Laser Options
Laser reshaping occurs beneath a thin flap in the cornea. This allows excellent vision from day one. This technique has been around a long time and is very precise. Excellent for all refractive errors. Downsides include dry eye for a period afterwards and the rare potential for flap problems with contact sports.
The newest of the laser techniques. A small lenticule of corneal tissue is removed without a flap. This causes less dry eye. Currently used for treating shortsightedness only but expect this to change in the near future. Vision is very good at day one also.
The surface of the cornea is reshaped without anything touching the eye. As there is more healing to occur, vision is not at its best until two weeks after laser. An excellent technique for treating irregular shaped corneas as well as shortsightedness and astigmatism.