Eye Laser Refraction Center FAQs

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General FAQs
  • Q1 :

    Am I eligible for treatment with VISX-STAR S4?

  • Yes, if you:
    • are over 20 years old;
    • are not pregnant or breast feeding;
    • are free from corneal/retinal and connective tissue disease, glaucoma and severe dry eye;
    • suffer from near-sightedness of 1.5 to 12 diopters;
    • suffer from astigmatism of 1.0 to 6.0 diopter; or
    • suffer from far-sightedness (hyperopia) of +1.5 to +6.0 diopters. 
  • Q2 :

    Can I do both eyes at the same time?

  • Both eyes can be done at the same time, however your ophthalmologist may recommend treating each eye separately, depending on your individual circumstances.
  • Q3 :

    Does it hurt?

  • There are no sutures or injections and only anesthetic eye drops are required. Typically, you may experience mild irritation for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • Q4 :

    How long does it take?

  • LASIK is an outpatient procedure that takes about 15-20 minutes per eye. Most patients go home without eye gauze, but a transparent eye-shield is provided for maximum safety. The majority of patients can see well within 24 hours, with the full benefits being realized within 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Q5 :

    Is it safe?

  • LASIK is a well-established, world-class method for refractive correction. By 2009, more than 6,500 procedures had been successfully completed at Bumrungrad International, with thousands performed every year. Complications are rare and will be discussed by your doctor. Additional safety is assured by performing the surgery in a sterile operating theater environment.
  • Q6 :

    What is the success rate?

  • Statistically, patients experience a 95% vision correction.