SILK Eye Surgery (ELITA)

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Overview of SILK Eye Surgery (ELITA)

Elita Laser Vision Correction (SILK) is a procedure that promises to improve vision in patients by reshaping the cornea with a femtosecond laser. To achieve this, the laser is used to make a customized corneal flap, and the underlying tissue is reshaped according to the patient’s prescription. This process can be completed in as little as 15 minutes and requires no stitches.

The laser used during the Elita procedure is a highly advanced and precise femtosecond laser. This cutting-edge technology uses a beam of light to create a series of microscopic bubbles within the patient’s cornea, which can be used to shape the cornea according to the patient’s prescription. This advanced technology is what allows Elita to perform vision correction surgery more accurately and quickly than traditional methods.

The Elita procedure is a safe and effective way to improve vision with minimal risk of complications. Patients typically experience significantly improved vision within a few days of their procedure and have the potential to see an even further improvement in the weeks and months following.


What are the benefits of SILK for eye surgery?

The use of SILK in eye surgery provides several advantages to both surgeons and patients alike.

  1. SILK is an advanced surgical technique that requires less invasive incisions compared to traditional methods. This reduces the disruption of delicate eye tissue, leading to a much gentler surgical experience with less pain and a faster recovery period for patients.
  2. SILK is a much shorter procedure than traditional methods, reducing the amount of time a patient needs to be under anesthesia as well as the amount of time a surgeon spends in the operating theatre. This can help reduce costs while still achieving the same level of accuracy and results.
  3. SILK is highly accurate and precise, and the machine used is capable of making tiny incisions that are very fine and precise. This helps surgeons to make precise changes to delicate eye tissue with minimal disruption and damage to surrounding areas.
  4. SILK is beneficial for patients because it is minimally invasive, meaning that there is less risk of infection and complications. This can help speed up the recovery process and allow the patient to resume their normal activities much quicker.
  5. SILK can also be used to close wounds following eye surgery, reducing the amount of time it takes for the wound to heal. This makes the process of recovery much smoother and quicker for patients.

Overall, the use of SILK in eye surgery has the potential to revolutionize the industry by providing a much more precise and accurate procedure with less disruption and damage to the eye tissue. The minimally invasive nature of the procedure also provides a much gentler experience for patients, leading to a faster recovery period and improved outcomes.


Is SILK a safe procedure?

Yes, SILK is a safe procedure. This type of laser eye surgery is a form of refractive surgery that uses a computer-guidkyed laser to reshape the cornea to improve vision. The entire procedure is done in our centre and does not require a hospital stay.

SILK is one of the safest laser eye surgeries available because it works by gently reshaping the tissue of the cornea. The laser is applied in very small amounts, like a brush stroke, to create a smoother, more uniform cornea. This procedure is much less invasive than other forms of laser eye surgery, which uses much larger, more precise lasers to remove more tissue.

SILK is also a much more accurate procedure than other forms of laser eye surgery, as it is guided by a computer that measures the shape of the cornea and then adjusts the laser beam accordingly. In addition, the laser pulse can be adjusted in real-time to ensure that the exact amount of tissue is removed, which minimizes the risk of complications.

Finally, SILK is a relatively quick procedure, taking only a few minutes to complete. This minimizes the amount of time the patient has to spend in the doctor’s centre, reducing the risk of infection and other complications.

Overall, SILK is a safe and effective way to improve vision. It is much less invasive than other laser eye surgeries, is guided by a computer to ensure accuracy, and is a relatively quick procedure.


Who can benefit from SILK eye surgery?

SILK eye surgery can benefit a variety of people who suffer from refractive errors, including those with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. This procedure can also be used to treat presbyopia, which is the inability to focus on close objects that naturally occurs as we age.

This method of laser eye surgery can also be used to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses in those who have already had corrective eye surgery. By removing even smaller amounts of tissue from the cornea than traditional methods of laser eye surgery, SILK helps to restore vision without altering the eye’s natural shape too drastically.

In general, most people who are looking to improve their vision are good candidates for SILK eye surgery. It is important to note, however, that this procedure may not be the best option for those with certain medical conditions or who have had previous corneal surgeries.


What type of results can I expect from SILK eye surgery?

With SILK eye surgery, patients can expect to see a dramatic improvement in their vision. Most people who undergo this procedure experience 20/20 vision or better after healing is complete.

Aside from improved vision, another major benefit of undergoing SILK eye surgery is the fact that it is a permanent solution. By reshaping the cornea permanently, this type of laser eye surgery effectively eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Furthermore, unlike other types of laser eye surgery, SILK results in minimal discomfort and has a quick recovery time. Patients may experience some mild sensitivity to light after the procedure, but this should subside within 1-2 days. It is also important to note that most people can resume their normal activities within 24-48 hours.

A final benefit of SILK eye surgery is that it does not result in a significant change to the eye’s natural shape or curvature. This means patients can enjoy improved vision without any noticeable side effects, such as dryness or blurred vision, that may be associated with other types of laser vision correction procedures.

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