How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?
Laser Eye Surgery may be just what you need to start feeling amazing again, but procedures can be extremely costly especially when you need to fork up all the money at once. Costs are in the range of R 25,000.00 – R 40,000.00.
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*R 1,454.62 p/m
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Refractive Surgery, more commonly known as Laser Eye Surgery, is the general term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems, refractive errors and eye diseases. Laser Eye Surgery is received to treat problems such as shortsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (blurred vision) and presbyopia, with the aim of reducing dependency on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
The most commonly performed Laser Eye Surgery procedure is LASIK (laser insitu keratomileusis), with thousands of patients having successfully undergone treatment.
The causes of loss of vision are extremely varied and range from conditions affecting the eyes to conditions affecting the visual processing centres in the brain. Impaired vision becomes more common with age. Common causes of vision loss in the elderly include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Other causes of vision loss:
- Bacterial Infection
- CMV Retinitis
- Corneal Scars
- Eye Tumor
- Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
- Stargardt’s Disease
- Viral Infections of the Eye
- Vitamin A Deficiency
Advantages of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery include:
- A decreased dependency on reading glasses and contact lenses
- Quick and safe procedures that are performed under local anaesthetic
- Both eyes can be corrected within the same appointment
- Recovery is quick (1 – 2 days)
- Long term side effects are minimal
- Corneas are not weakened, as it is with the Radial Keratotomy procedure
LASIK – Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis
PRK – Photo Refractive Keratectomy
ASA – Advanced Surface Ablation
LASEK – Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratomileusis
LBV – Laser Blended Vision
SMILE – Small Incision Lenticule Extraction
PTK – Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
YAG – neodymium-Yttrium Aluminium Garnet
SLT – Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
PRP – Pan Retinal Photocoagulation