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How does this difference translate into the suitability of a particular individual for laser refractive surgery?
As LASEK consumes less corneal tissue than LASIK, it is suitable for individuals who have thin corneas and who are otherwise unsuitable for LASIK.
Are there any disadvantages of LASEK compared to LASIK? What is the recovery process like following LASEK surgery?
Visual recovery is slower in LASEK. Recovery to reasonably clear vision typically takes about three to five days in LASEK compared to about one day in LASIK. In LASEK, most patients may experience some eye pain for about one or two days after the surgery. This pain is usually relieved by taking analgesics (painkillers).
By wearing a soft bandage contact lens for a few days, the eye pain is also greatly reduced in most patients such that sometimes, oral analgesics are unnecessary.
When does long-term visual recovery fully stabilise in LASEK as compared to LASIK?
The long-term visual recovery process typically stabilises at about three to six months following LASEK surgery as compared to one to three months in LASIK.
How long must I apply eye drops following LASEK surgery to my eyes?
You will be prescribed a variety of eye drops following LASEK surgery. These eye drops consist of antibiotic eye drops to prevent infection, corticosteroid (steroid) eye drops to reduce inflammation and artificial tears eye drops to prevent dry eyes. After LASEK surgery, you are required to apply the steroid eye drops for about three months. This is in contrast to LASIK surgery where the antibiotic and steroid eye drops are applied only for one week following surgery.
At the SNEC Laser Vision Centre, we are committed to providing quality and accessible ophthalmic eye care. Our rates are deliberated with the patient in mind.
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We accept payment by cash, NETS (subject to the daily limit), debit and credit cards (AMEX, VISA and Mastercard).
Fees with 8% GST (per eye)
S$153.36 (Senior Consultant)
S$1,944 (SNEC Assigned Doctor)
S$2,160 (Senior Consultant)
Fee for LASEK surgery is inclusive of first day post-operative consultation and enhancement surgery (if recommended by the primary surgeon within two years).
Fees quoted are correct as of 1 January 2023 and may be subject to change without prior notice.
Fees quoted are applicable to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Work Permit Pass holders.
A surcharge is applicable to Dependent Pass holders, Social Visit Pass holders, Student Pass holders, Long Term Visit Pass holders and tourists.
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