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LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis)

Lasik is the most commonly performed laser refractive surgery to treat corneal myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

Comparison of Laser Refractive Surgery Procedures

A simple table showing the different laser cornea refractive surgery procedures: SMILE, FLEX, FS-LASIK, LASIK, and PRK. Most insurance companies and HMOs don't provide coverage for laser refractive surgery These elective procedures are usually out-of-pocket expenses shouldered by the patient.

 

COMPARISON OF LASER REFRACTIVE SURGERIES

 
PRK LASIK FEMTOLASIK RELEX FLEX RELEX SMILE
Laser Refractive Surgery Photorefractive Keratectomy Blade Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis Femtosecond Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis Refractive Lenticule Extraction - Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction Refractive Lenticule Extraction - Small Incision Lenticule Extraction
Nicknames LASEK, ASA, advanced surface ablation, advanced surface treatment microkeratome LASIK, blade LASIK FS-LASIK; bladeless LASIK; all laser LASIK bladeless flapless laser refractive surgery; pocket laser refractive surgery; beyond LASIK; mile
Laser Refractive Surgery Generation 1st Generation (surface) 2nd Generation (blade) 2nd Generation (bladeless) 3rd Generation (bladeless) 3rd Generation (bladeless, flapless)
Location St Luke's BGC BCS St Luke's BGC St Luke's BGC St Luke's BGC
Refractive Suite MEL80 ML7 + Wavelight VisuMax + MEL80 VisuMax VisuMax
Bladeless Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Flapless Yes No No No Yes
Indication: up to -10.0D myopia (nearsightedness) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Indication: up to -5.0 D astigmatism Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Indication: up to +3.0 D hyperopia (farsightedness) Yes Yes Yes No No
Discomfort 3-4 days 4-6 hours 4-6 hours 2-4 hours 2-4 hours
Bandage Contact Lens Yes No No No No
Haze 1-4 weeks No No 1-7 days 1-7 days
Epthelial abrasion 8-10 mm No No No No
Sports Safety Yes No No No Yes
Dry Eye Mild, transient Mild, transient Mild, transient Mild, transient Mild, transient
Cost (in Philippine Pesos) 64,608.60 ASK 98,027.16 83,545.56 122,534.16

Femtosecond LASIK

 

LASIK Procedure

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