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From our personalised and welcoming Ashfield clinic in Sydney’s inner west, you’ll consult with Dr Den who ensures you play an active part in your treatment and recovery plan.
In skilled hands, ASL is a quick, uncomplicated and remarkably effective surgical procedures.
Using the latest innovations in laser technology. we recommend Advanced Surface Laser (ASL) treatment. It’s a fast, safe and effective solution for a number of vision problems.
If it’s determined you’re a good candidate for ASL, our Sydney based laser eye surgeon will use excimer laser technology on the surface of the eye to reshape the cornea. The laser beam is computer guided based on parameters, or measurements of your eye and its shape.
Dr Den and his staff will first assess your general health history, and eye health in our conveniently located Sydney clinic to determine if you’re right for a laser eye surgery procedure.
We’ll start by listening to your story, followed by a clinical examination using state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge science to develop the best solution for your eye problems.
You’re probably suitable for ASL if you’re over 18 with a refractive error of between -9 and +2 with or without accompanying astigmatism.
For patients who aren’t suited to this technique there are a number of alternatives, including intraocular lens surgery.
Advances in laser technology now allow us to treat the cornea with pinpoint accuracy. You may have heard of LASIK, a technique utilised successfully by other surgeons, which involves cutting into the cornea. This is no longer necessary with ASL techniques.
This means the procedure is simpler, and many complications are reduced or eliminated altogether. Some of the problems eliminated by the ASL procedure include:
A newer variation of ASL is known as transepithelial PRK and this is the method that Dr Den employs in the majority of cases where suitable. This allows for a quicker and more comfortable procedure and recovery than with conventional PRK.
The ASL procedure lasts about 10 minutes for each eye. The area is completely numbed beforehand with anaesthetic eye drops.
A plastic drape and a soft speculum are used to hold the eye open to ensure there’s no blinking. Then the cornea is gently wiped with a damp sponge to remove excess moisture in preparation for the procedure.
During the procedure, the laser is used for a very brief time, about 10 to 50 seconds. During this time, the patient looks at a small target light, and the laser software tracks any eye movements so that the treatment is centred properly and applied in the right area.
Afterwards, a sponge soaked in a special antibiotic is then placed on the eye for a short period. This helps to ensure a good outcome to the procedure.
The eye is then rinsed and a specially designed contact lens is placed on the surface of the eye for comfort and protection.
The contact lens is left in place for 4 days after the laser eye surgery procedure to allow for healing to take place.
During this period, the eyes are sensitive to light and it is recommended that you stay mainly indoors.
Medication is given for discomfort and to assist with sleep and with healing.
After this period, the patient is reviewed and the contact lens removed.
Vision is generally dramatically better at this stage and then continues to improve back to sharp vision in 1-3 weeks.
Generally, you’ll require a week off work following the procedure, depending on your occupation.