NBN News Channel featured Dr Anil Arora and LVCCC’s latest falpless SMILE® laser vision correction treatment on 09 September 2014.
Laser Vision Clinic Central Coast has become the first laser clinic in New South Wales, and the third in Australasia, to offer SMILE® flapless, keyhole laser vision correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism. SMILE® stands for SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction. The procedure uses the Visumax femtosecond laser made by Carl Zeiss Meditec to perform a complete refractive correction, with no use of an excimer laser. The Visumax laser cuts a convex lenticule of tissue in the mid-corneal stroma and a small 4mm long side incision. The lenticule is then removed through the side incision, resulting in flattening of the central cornea and correction of myopia.