LASIK is an alternative laser eye surgery technique in which the surgeon uses laser to re-contour the cornea of the eye to correct refractive errors.



The fundamental difference between LASIK and Advanced Surface Laser is that LASIK requires an incision into the eye, creating a permanent flap in the cornea, which is lifted to expose the stromal tissue for laser treatment.

During the LASIK procedure, the surgeon will create a precise, thin hinged corneal flap using a microkeratome. The flap is subsequently pulled back to expose the underlying corneal tissue, and then the laser reshapes the cornea into a unique pre-specified pattern for each patient. The flap is then gently repositioned onto the underlying cornea without sutures.

The primary benefit of ASL is that it does not require an incision in the cornea.  Instead, gentle exfoliation of the epithelium ultimately leaves the strength and endurance of the stromal tissue uncompromised.


Your surgeon can advise you on which procedure is best for you. To make a free consultation appointment with Dr Ilan Sebban, please contact the Sydney Eye Clinic today.



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