Category: Laser Eye Technology


Kilkenny Hurler Padraig Walsh has Laser Eye Surgery

19 Apr 2016
  Padraig Walsh, top hurler for Kilkenny, recently received PRK treatment here at Optilase. PRK treatment combats the common conditions short sightedness (myopia), long sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (irregular corneal shape).   Star Treatment for Kilkenny Hurler   As a Hurling Star Padraig Walsh knew laser eye surgery could make a difference, not only to […]
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Bladeless, Painless Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase

29 May 2014
If you have been thinking about Laser Eye Surgery, but fear the idea of anything going near your eye, you can relax knowing that at Optilase you can chose blade-free vision correction.   IntraLase vision correction at Optilase is an entirely bladeless procedure that corrects common refractive errors including short sightedness, long sightedness and astigmatism. […]
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How Laser Eye Surgery Changes the Eye

21 May 2014
Getting Laser Eye Surgery is a big deal after years of putting up with blurred vision and the inconvenience of needing glasses.   Laser Eye Surgery does not change how your eyes look, but it does change the way they function. Essentially, the procedure uses tiny pulses of laser energy to remove microscopic amounts of […]
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Latest Research says LASIK eye surgery long-term success

11 Apr 2014
LASIK laser eye surgery to correct a person’s vision has been in use for many years, but it’s always hard to gauge the long-term outcome until enough time has passed. LASIK recipients can rest easy: studies have shown that the surgeries are now safer and more beneficial, with excellent long-term results.   LASIK, laser-assisted in […]
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Do I have to take time off work for Laser Eye Surgery?

10 Mar 2014
No; you’ll need the day of surgery off and we advise taking the next day as well; mainly as your eyesight will be a bit blurry and if you work with computers you may be better taking that day off.   Taking time out of your work schedule for an elective procedure like Laser Eye […]
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What is LASIK

06 Jul 2012
LASIK is an acronym, and the letters mean for Laser in Situ Keratomileusis. Bit of a tongue-twister, which is why we use the term LASIK. It refers to the use of a laser to reshape the cornea of your eye, without invading the other nearby cell layers. ‘In Situ’ means ‘in its normal place’ and […]
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PRK or LASEK eye surgery

06 Jul 2012
Laser Eye Surgery is an umbrella term, and encompasses different types of procedures tailored to the needs of each patient. LASIK surgery is the most widely used these days, but may not suit everyone. For patients who have very thin corneas, PRK or Photorefractive Keratectomy, or Surface Treatment (PRK/EK) is an excellent alternative. This treatment […]
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How do lasers work on eyes?

06 Jul 2012
The first laser sculpting process for eyes was used over 20 years ago, and these days the phenomenal technological advances in the field of eye surgery have really seen the use of lasers skyrocket. How do they work?   Lasers cut cleanly through tissue by using specific light wavelengths and pulse duration, so different types […]
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