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Eye Laser Surgery

Eye Laser Surgery alters the focusing power of the eye by changing the shape of the cornea. Factors such as your glasses prescription, your age and visual needs and the configuration of your eye influence which surgical options you have.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. The clouding of the lens by the cataract scatters and reduces the amount of light passing through the lens...

Cataract Assessment

Patients who are finding that cataract symptoms are interfering with daily activities may be referred to the Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre for a cataract assessment...

Cataract Procedure

Cataract surgery has evolved from the practice of pushing a "ripe" cataract into the back of the eye as was practised in ancient India, to the current method...

Cataract - Possible Risks & Complications

As with any surgery there are risks for cataract surgery albeit very low. Risks can be considered in two ways. Firstly there are those risks that are serious and may permanently affect the vision...

Cataract Post-op Guidelines

Post-operative information will be issued by the surgeon to your referring practitioner or optometrist to enable them to be involved in appropriate post-operative...

Cataract FAQ's

Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre has compiled a series of frequently asked questions to help you better understand the procedures and technologies involved in cataract surgery.

Cataract Surgery Guide

Approximately 25 percent of people over 65 years of age will have some cataract formation. When cataract symptoms interfere with the performance of daily activities...

Refractive Errors

Refractive surgery encompasses a collection of operations designed to correct focusing errors of the eye. There are a number of such errors including...

Qualifying for Eye Laser Surgery

Eye Laser Surgery is an exciting alternative to wearing glasses and contact lenses… imagine swimming, entertaining, driving, playing with the kids… or even simply walking in the rain!


The most commonly performed refractive surgery procedure is LASIK. During LASIK a precise flap is created by a femtosecond laser. This laser creates...


PRK is very similar to LASIK but in this version of laser vision correction a flap is not made to preserve the epithelium.

Our Technology

Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre has over 25 years experience with Eye Laser systems starting with the early laser systems from 1992 to today's advanced integrated laser suites.

Eye Laser Surgery FAQ's

These are frequently asked questions in Eye Laser Surgery. Hope you can find your answer here.

Request Refractive Surgery Guide

For all you need to know about Eye Laser Surgery at Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre, including guidelines for surgery, clinical results of Excimer Laser Surgery.

Other Refractive Surgery

Refractive surgery encompasses a range of procedures for virtually all refractive errors of the eye. It is not indicated for everyone but where there is a strong desire to be free of optical correction, surgery can be considered with confidence.

Refractive Lens Exchange

The refractive error of the eye can be reduced by altering the power of the internal lens of the eye. Replacing the natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens has been routinely used in cataract surgery for many decades.

Phakic Intraocular Lenses

When a patient is under 45 years of age but is not a candidate for eye laser surgery, an intraocular lens may be implanted without removing the natural lens and to preserve the eye’s accommodation.

Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK)

When small amounts of pure astigmatism (mixed astigmatism) exist, small strategically placed partial thickness incisions in the peripheral cornea can be used to correct the focussing error...


Keratoconus is a progressive corneal condition that typically affects young patients' vision although a less common variant, pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD)...

Corneal Cross Linking

Corneal Cross Linking (CXL) utilises principles from dentistry where light can be used to strengthen polymers used for fillings and tooth restoration.

Keraring Procedure

In cases of progressive keratoconus or in those who are no longer able to wear contact lenses comfortably, the most advanced treatment option available today is implantation of...

Contoura® Vision

Our Contoura Vision specialist Dr Aanchal Gupta, utilises the latest customisation technology from Wavelength.