What is the Wavefront LASIK procedure?

Wavefront LASIK is very similar to standard LASIK. It involves the surgeon making a small flap on the outer surface of the cornea to access the cornea itself. He or she can then correct any visual defect using a high powered laser.

The difference here is that the Wavefront procedure enables the surgeon to take accurate, 3D measurements of the cornea using a sophisticated machine called an ‘Aberrometer’. This machine passes around 8,000 beams of light into different parts of the eye which are then analysed by this machine.

These beams or ‘data points’ form a ‘map’ of the surface of the eye.

The surgeon can then program the laser to target this ‘map’, which corrects any defects or errors in the eye’s focusing power.

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