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LASIK Surgery
Dr Perrott is a specialist in Laser Refractive surgery.

He is one of Cape Town’s leading vision correction surgeons
and has been performing LASIK for over 10 years. Using the most advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment available he will help you achieve the freedom from glasses and contacts you are looking for.
The truth is glasses and contacts have taken you so far but now they just don't fit your life-style.

You have probably heard about Laser Vision Correction but perhaps you are uncertain about what's involved.

We understand you have a lot of questions- and so you should have. That's why we want to give you everything you need to make an informed decision.

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How do eyes work?
Before we talk about Laser Vision Correction, it's important to have a good grasp of the fundamentals. Chances are, you aren't all that familiar with exactly how your eyes function. To help you better understand, here's a quick overview:

It all begins with light rays, which reflect off objects and then enter the eyes through the cornea. Here, the light rays are bent and sent through the lens, where more bending helps to focus the light rays on the retina– giving you the miracle of clear sight.

What causes bad eyesight?

In a way, your eyes are like a peacock's feather or a beautiful butterfly– no two are exactly alike. When eyes are shaped correctly, light rays bend and focus directly on the retina– generating crisp images. However, when eyes aren't perfectly shaped, light rays focus on the wrong part of your eye– causing the unwanted blurriness that you've been experiencing.

Can Laser Vision Correction really help?

Whether you have myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, Laser Vision Correction can improve your eyesight. This ideal solution reshapes your cornea to the correct dimensions. And, with the right surgeon and technology, the eyesight you've always dreamed of is within reach.
  Myopia (Nearsightedness)     Hyperopia (Farsightedness)     Astigmatism  
  Corneas with too much curvature force light rays to focus in front of the retina, causing faraway images to seem blurry.     Corneas with not enough curvature force light rays to focus behind the retina, causing nearby images to seem blurry.     Corneas that are shaped irregularly or asymmetrically prevent light rays from focusing correctly on the retina, making both near and faraway images seem blurry.  
During Laser Vision Correction, Dr Perrott uses a highly-accurate laser to modify your cornea, allowing it to bend light rays correctly. It's quick, safe and comfortable; and even better– you can enjoy your enhanced eyesight almost immediately.

LASIK: A proven procedure

When something as critical as your vision is on the line, you need to know that you surgeon is using the most advanced laser system available. And although there are other, older types of Laser Vision Correction, LASIK is by far the most common and the system Dr Perrott is currently using, the Wavelight EX500 with OptiLASIK, is the most advanced system of them all.

Is LASIK right for you?

Having LASIK surgery is a life-changing decision. That's why it's very important to first speak Dr Perrott to make sure you're a good candidate. During your initial consultation, Dr Perrott will:
  • Conduct a detailed eye examination
  • Verify if LASIK can improve your vision
  • Check if your prescription has been stable for at least the past year
  • Test for eye conditions that can affect your surgical options
  • Make sure you're comfortable with and knowledgeable about LASIK
  • Help you understand what to expect from the procedure
Depending on the examination findings Dr Perrott may determine that a different procedure may be your best option.

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LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis)
With LASIK surgery, a thin layer of tissue called a "flap" is created on the surface of the cornea. With the flap lifted away, a laser delivers light energy to the cornea. This reshapes the cornea, allowing light rays to focus properly on the retina, providing sharp, clear vision. Following the procedure, the flap is folded back in place and serves as a natural bandage, allowing your eye to heal quickly with minimal discomfort.

Laser Vision Correction by the numbers1:

>17 MILLION people worldwide have had some form of Laser Vision Correction
93% of patients see at least 20/20 or better after LASIK surgery
97% of LASIK patients recommend the procedure to friends
While LASIK is the most common Laser Vision Correction procedure, there are actually quite a few options to choose from. But you don't want just any option–you want the one that gives you total peace of mind. The one that conforms to your specific needs and adapts to the absolute uniqueness of your eyes.

What you want is OptiLASIK™. OptiLASIK™ combines today's most advanced surgical technologies into a procedure optimized for your individual, ideal vision.

By now, you know that your eyes are like a fingerprint – they are as unique as you are. And that's exactly why OptiLASIK™ is the perfect option for Laser Vision Correction.

Older procedures simply reshaped eyes based on current prescriptions – which meant that everyone with the same prescription received the same treatment, ignoring key attributes.

However, OptiLASIK™ uses advanced, proprietary treatments to generate a "map" of each unique eye, enabling your surgeon to perform a more personalized and more effective procedure.

Unique eyes deserve unique procedures. This is why so many surgeons trust OptiLASIK™ for their patients.
It's no coincidence that OptiLASIK,™ the ultimate procedure for unique eyes, can only be performed with one-of-a-kind technology – the WaveLight® EX 500™ Eye-Q Excimer Laser.

One of the most advanced laser systems available, the WaveLight® EX500™  is
trusted by surgeons like Dr Perrott all over the world to deliver consistent and
effective results:
  • Smoother treatments
  • Increased comfort
  • Greater accuracy
  • Enhanced safety
  • Multiple treatment options
We know that no two eyes are alike–so why should 
your treatment be any different? By "mapping" the 
unique shape of your eye, the WaveLight® 
EX500™ Eye-Q Laser
 allows your surgeon to
perform an individualized Laser Vision Correction
treatment just for you. The result? Vision that's
as clear and crisp as possible.
It's perfectly normal to have some questions about any type of surgery. But with OptiLASIK™, you can rest assured that Dr Perrott is using advanced, proven technology to perform a treatment designed just for you.

It's only natural to be curious about everything that surrounds this lifechanging procedure. Here's what to expect:
  • Dr Perrott will perform a preliminary eye exam and take measurements to create a unique treatment profile for each individual eye
  • You will receive anesthetic drops to numb your eyes, making you more comfortable during the procedure
  • When your eyes are ready, you will lie on the patient bed while Dr Perrott makes final preparations
  • Dr Perrott will create a flap on your cornea, then gently lift the flap to expose the treatment area
  • Light energy is then used to precisely reshape your cornea. You won't feel anything, but you may hear the laser working
  • Once the treatment is complete, your surgeon will reposition the flap and the healing process begins
  • Before you know it, the procedure is over–all without pain or bandages
  • Recovery takes little-to-no time at all, and you can typically return to normal activities the following day
Sound simple and hassle-free? That's because it is. Soon you'll be enjoying dramatically improved eyesight and seeing the world like never before.