Laser treatments

Dr Miller administer high-grade laser treatments to resolve a cloudy capsule in the aftermath of cataract surgery, glaucoma and diabetic-related retinal complications.

Argon laser

Argon laser treats a spectrum of retinal diseases such as glaucoma, retinal tears and diabetic retinopathy. This cutting-edge laser technology prevents further eye deterioration. The laser machine connects to a slit-lamp, similar to the one that’s used at a standard eye exam. The ophthalmologists use the Argon laser to direct a beam of light onto the retina to preserve vision.

Dr Miller  administer drops to widen the pupil and place a special contact lens over the eye as a focal point for the laser. The patient sits very still while the treatment is in progress. Usually, patients experience short flashes of light, but it's important to remain still throughout the procedure. Argon laser is a quick outpatient procedure. Blurry vision is to be expected for at least four hours after the laser treatments, so it's imperative to arrange a lift after the procedure. In rare instances, floaters and intense headaches may occur and last for up to a week after laser therapy.

Sub-threshold laser

New, improved versions of laser technology reduce one’s chance of vision loss significantly. Also, lighter versions of laser photocoagulation work better than standard lasers. Patients who suffer from diabetic retinopathy qualify for laser treatments of the back portion of the eye. A subthreshold laser uses low pulse energy rather than a continuous wave to deliver light energy to the retina. A subthreshold laser is a possible addition to steroidal intravitreal injections and anti-VEGF therapy.

Yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) laser

YAG capsulotomy is a simple, safe and effective laser treatment to enhance vision after cataract surgery. After cataract surgery, the lens capsule may thicken or fog-up. When the capsule becomes cloudy, light cannot reach the backend of the eye. YAG laser capsulotomy corrects this issue.

Ophthalmologist, Dr Miller , directs the laser beam over the capsule through a special mirrored lens to create a hole for light to enter through. YAG is a painless procedure as the anaesthetic drops numb the eyes. The whole procedure lasts for at least twenty minutes, and patients can return home on the same day.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT is laser surgery that lowers eye pressure in glaucoma patients. SLT is a simple, effective outpatient procedure that uses multiple lasers to reduce intraocular pressure. These lasers are applied to the anterior chamber angle through a special contact lens. But before the laser treatment, the ophthalmologist applies anaesthetic and pressure-lowering drops. After SLT, Dr Miller checks the patient’s eye pressure to ensure that it has stabilised.


Are laser eye treatments painful?
Most laser eye treatments are not painful.
How long do laser eye treatments typically take?
Depending on the type of laser required, each eye typically takes approximately ten minutes to complete.
How long does it take to recover from laser eye treatments?
It takes between two and five days to recover from laser eye treatments.