Visiomed represents the ‘cutting edge’ in eye laser procedures.
Our latest LASIK procedure is the Z-LASIK method, which uses the FEMTO LDV laser from Ziemer Ophthalmology.
Find out more about Z-LASIK HD here.
Since January 2014, a state of the art Excimer refractive surgery laser has been in service at Visiomed, allowing advanced refractive surgeons to further improve the surgery process.
One of the fastest lasers in the world, the Wavelight® Ex500 laser with PerfectPulse technology is the first treatment module that allows customization of corneal asphericity. What this means is that Visiomed ophthalmologists can optimize your vision in all ambient lighting conditions, especially low light conditions such as night driving.
The Wavelight® Ex500 has a tracking device that follows the movement of your eye during the laser procedure. This enables the laser to perform accurate refractive changes on your cornea and thereby ensuring accuracy and safety.
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The LasikHD surgery procedure involves the use of cool pulses of light to prepare the cornea for treatment. Immediately following corneal preparation, the cornea will be reshaped using a cool ultra-violet laser to evaporate a small amount of corneal tissue, which is thinner than that of a human hair.
Our highly qualified ophthalmologists at Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic have unprecedented training and experience enabling them to professionally correct your vision using 100% bladeless laser technology.
The wait for better quality vision is finally over for millions of South Africans. Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic has pioneered a new era in laser vision correction giving patients in South Africa the opportunity to free themselves from glasses and contact lenses. Many patients were once told that they do not meet the criteria to be a candidate; Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic offers technological advances in laser vision correction making the procedure applicable for just about anyone.
LasikHD at Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic successfully achieves high-quality vision correction for patients by personalising treatment to their individual refractive errors.
“Wavefront Optimized” and “Wavefront Guided” treatments allow for complete customisation for the patient’s individual eye.
The high definition diagnostic capabilities of the WaveLight® Topolyzer™ VARIO™ has been optimized to further enhance the patients’ refractive range and customized laser vision correction on the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser’s platform.
The advanced design and built-in flexibility of the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser allows surgeons at Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic to expand their treatment capabilities by customising for all types of vision disorders (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism).
This will result in better quality vision in demanding situations such as poor lighting.
As part of the WaveLight® Refractive Suite at Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic, the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser has been ergonomically optimised to combine with the Ziemer® Z6 Femto second Laser and other WaveLight® diagnostic devices. By utilising the WaveNet™ Computer Network, surgeons can accurately transfer all patient data, treatment and diagnostic information directly to the lasers. The result is improved data flow throughout the procedure and enhanced patient experiences with a simplified surgical procedure. As the data is automatically transferred through the WaveNet it prevents manual uploading of patient data that reduces the possible chances of human error.
The first step in the LasikHD procedure involves the creation of a small flap in the eye’s outer corneal tissue. While traditional procedures use a blade for flap creation, Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic is one of the first facilities in Johannesburg to adopt femtosecond laser technology. The Ziemer Z6 laser is the most advanced and accurate way to create the corneal flap before the Lasik procedure. The laser flap is more precise than traditional hand-made blade flaps and allows the eye to heal more quickly. The Z6 has many advantages:
The Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic’s LasikHD surgery procedure will address nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
A 90 minute consultation will determine whether you are a candidate for laser vision correction. Your Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic ophthalmologist will perform various tests similar to a normal eye examination as well as a scan of the eyes to determine certain Lasik related information.
During your consultation your ophthalmologist will:
All of these factors will assist your ophthalmologist to determine whether you are a candidate for laser vision corrective surgery and which procedure is best suited for you. Once completed, this assessment will determine your unique treatment at Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic.
Results from the initial eye examination will enable your doctor to suggest a treatment which is customised to your prescription, eye anatomy and personal needs.
Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic surgeons understand the importance of tailor making treatment plans for its patients and take into consideration numerous complex factors to ensure you receive the treatment that is best suited for you.
On the day you are required to be at the Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic rooms for 2 to 3 hours. This will allow enough time for registration, preparation, treatment and final eye testing. The LasikHD procedure is very short and takes roughly 15 minutes per eye.
After the LasikHD procedure it is normal to experience slight discomfort and irritation similar to having something stuck in your eye. This sensation will gradually disappear after the first day.
Post procedure, you will immediately have better quality vision. We do advise that you keep your eyes closed for the drive home. Over the next couple of days and weeks, your vision will continue to improve.
After 24 hours, you may continue reading, watching TV and using your computer. Your Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic ophthalmologist will guide you through detailed post-op care at this stage. Your ophthalmologist will prescribe eye drops and antibiotics as well as give you a pair of protective glasses to wear at night.
Your Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic doctor will schedule a few routine post-op visits to ensure your treatment is a success and you are 100% satisfied.
At Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic, your post-op care is very important to us. We therefore periodically schedule visits with your ophthalmologists after your LasikHD treatment.
The first 24 hours after LasikHD surgery:
One day after LasikHD surgery:
One Week after LasikHD surgery:
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In order to determine your visual status and health, various scans and tests will be done before any laser eye surgery is performed on you. Our staff is all trained to perform these tests and does so under the close supervision of the ophthalmologist.
Test results provide the detail of your unique eyes so that your ophthalmologist can plan the correct treatment and surgical procedure for you. This includes what to expect, and what you need to do to prepare for the procedure.
Visiomed has some of the best laser eye surgeons in the country. You are in good hands.
Because each person’s eyes are different, your eye surgeon will select and advise you on the best eye laser treatment for you – choosing from LASIK, PRK or EPI LASIK to give you the ultimate vision correction.
Over 25 000 eye laser surgeries have been performed at Visiomed since 1996.
No, LASIK has no influence on the normal refractive changes of the eye.
Yes. All operations are possible after LASIK eye surgery. Always tell your eye specialist that you have had LASIK eye surgery.
The risks involved in LASIK eye surgery are minimal if the procedure is performed in a systemised and careful manner as practiced at Visiomed.
LASIK can be performed more than once. This is called LASIK enhancement. You can also wear cosmetic coloured contact lenses after your LASIK procedure, or reading glasses, when you can no longer read small print at a comfortable distance. LASIK does not treat presbyopia or eliminate the need for reading glasses due to age.
The Surgeon’s assistant will schedule a time on the day of your Laser Eye Surgery. You will be given a mild sedative so please arrange for someone that will fetch you from Visiomed.
You will be given a mild sedative so please arrange for someone that will fetch you from Visiomed. Prepare to spend 2 to 4 hours with us. While the Visiomed ward staff help you get ready, every step will be taken to ensure you have the best experience possible.
At Visiomed we cater for both your physical and psychological needs. In order to give you optimal visual care we use innovative technology, yet we do all this within a caring and friendly environment. This ensures that your experience on the day of your Laser Eye Surgery will be positive and enlightening.
Your friends or relatives can relax in our comfortable reception area while waiting for you as we attend to your needs and surgery.
An operating theatre is often associated with being a cold and impersonal environment; a place you do not want to be and where you are treated as a number and not as an individual. You will experience the contrary at Visiomed, where the friendly theatre staff will welcome you with warm heartedness and take extra care of your wellbeing while you receive your surgery.
We are focused on you
After surgery, you will return to your recliner chair where your vital signs will be checked and you will receive a well-deserved cup of
coffee or tea and sandwiches. The sedation
given to you in theatre could cause drowsiness and therefore you need to remain in the postoperative care for an hour before being discharged.
Within 24 hours of your surgery, your vision will be examined by your Surgeon.
If you had LASIK surgery, you will return home immediately afterwards.
Our Surgeons normally advise patients to close their eyes for 4-5 hours. This helps the healing process get a good start.
Your second examination is within seven to ten days.