Why is LASIK Xtra done?
- During LASIK, candidates with thin corneas that requires higher degree of vision correction will have to use a higher power of Laser, which result in a proportionately thinner corneas.
- Very rarely, thin and weakened corneas may progressively bulge forward, a condition called corneal ectasia.
- LASIK Xtra is applied to reduce this risk by strengthening the cornea.
How is LASIK Xtra Done?
1- During normal LASIK treatment, a flap is created on your corneal surface
2- Another Laser is then applied for reshaping your cornea to fix your vision
3- Then, a special vitamin is applied on the eye
4- The flap is then closed for the special vitamin to be diffused in your eye
5- A UV laser is then applied for 45 seconds to the eyes using percise technology for safe cross linking
Who can do the LASIK Xtra treatment?
The treatment is recommended for all LASIK candidates and it is especially beneficial for patients with:
- High myopia
- Thin corneas
- Marginal corneal scan results
- Young patients
Dr. Ali holds an ophthalmology specialist with a diploma from the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris. He became a European board-certified ophthalmologist after his training in the Hotel-Dieu of Paris, one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. He holds a Medical Diploma from the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut from which he graduated with high honors.
Lasik - Listing number: 176323 (use this reference when contacting Storat)