TYPES OF PROCEDURES
Dr Rick Wolfe and his team at VISTAeyes Laser Eye Clinic (Elsternwick, Melbourne) offer a wide range of customised vision correction procedures to ensure the best visual outcome for each and every one of his patients. He has personally performed over 28,000 laser eye surgeries.
Two of the most common types of laser eye surgery performed at VISTAeyes are:
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is performed to treat short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism, using a computer-guided laser. The procedure involves the creation of a corneal flap, followed by the re-shaping of the cornea. To perform LASIK, Dr Wolfe uses the WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser and the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser with its ultra-thin laser pulse and a high-speed eye-tracker, checking the eye’s position and ensuring an accurate placement.
In 1996, Dr Wolfe was the first surgeon in Victoria to perform the LASIK procedure and continues to be a leader in the field of laser eye surgery. Today LASIK is the most popular laser eye correction procedure chosen by patients globally.
ASLA (also known as Advanced PRK or LASEK) is performed to treat short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism, using a computer-guided laser. ASLA is different from LASIK because it does not require the creation of a flap. In 1991, Dr Wolfe was the first surgeon to perform ASLA in Victoria.
For more info on the range of vision correction procedures available please see: https://www.vistaeyes.com.au/procedures