LASIK, is it suitable for me?
Is it suitable for me?
The Excimer Laser is approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to correct nearsightedness up to -12.00D with -4.00D of astigmatism, and farsightedness from +1.00 to +6.00 with or without astigmatism. (Diopter, symbol D, is the measurement of the refractive error. A negative D value indicates nearsightedness and a positive D value indicates farsightedness.). With the advent of more sophisticated procedures for higher degrees, Dr Khalil generally reserves the LASIK to degrees lower than -7.00D and +6.00D. These are not absolute figures, as occasionally there can be better options for these intermediate degrees.
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Dr Khalil Eye Clinic Specialties
A wide range of eye care procedures is offered at the highest standards at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic
When you come to Dr Khalil Eye Clinic, you will have a full eye consultation, with comprehensive evaluation and discussion regarding your eye condition. Dr Ahmad Khalil will then give you advice on recommended investigations if needed and best course of management
Modern cataract surgery is truly a miracle of modern medicine. Thanks to huge leaps in both technique and technology, it has reached a new pinnacle of success. If your vision has faded as a result of cataracts, your likelihood of recovering more youthful vision with an operation to remove the cataract
In recent years, the tools available for treating glaucoma, has undergone a phenomenal expansion, thanks to the development of new medicines, and new surgical techniques and devices. All has contributed immensely to the fight against this impeccable disease
Dr Khalil has been fighting congenital glaucoma since 1998. He successfully operated more than 1200 cases, one of the highest figures internationally for this rare disease....As he is pioneering a successful surgical technique for the management of the difficult glaucoma in the newborn and infants
Today’s active lifestyle demands for visual performance that we can rely on, night and day, free of glassed and contact lenses. Some professions simply can not go well with glasses or contact lenses, like pilots, professional sportspeople and others. LASIK can offer glasses free excellent vision to most refractive vision errors
For higher levels of short- or long-sightedness or if the cornea is not suitable for LASIK vision correction, phakic lens implantation become the procedure of choice. Though the costier, the ICL has been demonstrated to obtain better visual outcomes compared to Lasik for higher degrees of errors
Management of the conical cornea or keratoconus has made revolutionary leaps in past few years, mainly by the introduction of corneal cross linking (CXL), new surgical modalities like intra-corneal rings, and deep lamellar keratoplasty or corneal grafting.
Cornea transplant, or Keratoplasty, is a highly refined surgery, replacing a diseased and opaque cornea with a clear donor cornea. Keratoplasty can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a diseased cornea
The laser is an instrument that produces a pure, high-intensity beam of light energy. The laser light can be precisely focused onto the retina (the light sensing tissue at the back of the eye), selectively treating the desired area while leaving the surrounding tissues untouched.
An intravitreal injection is a procedure to place a medication directly into the space in the back of the eye called the vitreous cavity, near the retina. This is commonly used to treat retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion
Though it happens more frequently among younger populations, it may also appear later in life. The misalignment may be permanent or it may be temporary, occurring occasionally, and can be in any direction: inward, outward, upward or downward. If the child is not treated at the appropriate time