Laser

Refractive Laser Treatment

Laser surgery has been providing people with a more convenient glasses-free lifestyle for over 20 years now, liberating thousands and thousands of people from the constraints of their glasses and contact lenses.
Laser treatment was developed in the 1980s. The essential principals are still relevant today. Developments in technology have enabled it to become one of the most long term, dependable, reputable treatments for those wishing to be glasses free.
Dr Stephen Bambery has been part of this exciting treatment since its inception in Melbourne in 1991. As a founding member of the first laser clinic in Melbourne (Melbourne Excimer Laser Group), his knowledge, expertise and experience make him a leading refractive surgeon.

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LASIK Eye Surgery Melbourne

LASIK

LASIK is the newest form of refractive laser correction.
The creation of a small flap on the front of the cornea as part of the process enables patients to have a pain-free and rapid recovery.
LASIK enables minimal interruption to your daily activities, gets back at work and enjoying life as quickly as possible.

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PRK

PRK was the first refractive laser treatment used to reduce people’s dependency on glasses. PRK is still a widely used treatment and can be the most suitable treatment for some people.
PRK involves applying the laser to the front surface of the cornea.
While post operative recovery is longer than with LASIK, the same visual outcome can be achieved.

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Intralase

Intralase forms part of the treatment process in LASIK.
Intralase enables a blade-free procedure and greater accuracy in the flap making process.
Improved accuracy now allows more people to be suitable for the LASIK procedure.

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Implantable Contact Lenses, ICL, RLE, CLE

Other Options

For some people refractive laser is simply not suitable. However, this does not mean the end to their possibilites of being “glasses-free”.
Other refractive treatment options include Refractive Lens Exchange.

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Eye Function

How your eyes work

The eye is a very complex little organ. It’s purpose is to funnel light (or pictures of the world around us) through to the brain.
Variations in the formation of our eyes may result in us being long sighted or short sighted or have astigmatism. These issues may impair sharp vision. With the use of glasses, contact lenses and now laser surgery, these issues can be treated to give people improved functional vision.

Types of vision problems

Trouble With Reading, Glasses in Old Age

Presbyopia & Monovision

Presbyopia is the diminishing ability of the eye to focus. For most people it presents as an increasing difficulty to read and see things up close.
This is a normal part of the ageing process and usually commences from the age of 40 onwards.
In order to provide a solution for people with increasing dependence on reading glasses who want to be glasses-free, Monovision treatment may be an option. Monovision is an ocular arrangement where one eye is used for distance vision and the other for near vision.

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