Services Overview
Laser Refractive Surgery & Cataract Centre
Introduction

Laser Refractive Surgery & Cataract Centre

Hong Kong Baptist Hospital’s Laser Refractive Surgery and Cataract Centre has a dedicated team of eye specialists and professionals and a comprehensive range of facilities including a laser refractive surgery theatre, an optometric room, an ophthalmology consultation room. The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) OR obtained CE marking. It also runs regular public seminars on laser refractive surgery.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Zyoptix Diagnostic Workstation
    It combines data from two different types of diagnostic equipment.
    • Zywave Wavefront Analyzer which measures the eye from the centre to the periphery of the pupil and allows doctors to calculate the difference between your day- and night-time vision.
    • Orbscan IIz Topographer that analyses the shape of your cornea.
  • Technolas Teneo 317 Excimer Laser
    • It uses cool ultra-violet light with flying spot technique for treatment and infrared light to track tiny eye movements and to guide the laser during the LASIK procedure.
    • With the innovative Advanced Personalised Technology (APT) and Dynamic Rotational Eyetracker System (incorporating iris-recognition software), effectiveness of LASIK is further enhanced.
  • iFs Advanced Femtosecond Laser System
    • The corneal flap created with a femtosecond laser system is thinner, of even thickness and shape.
    • Pulse repetition rate 150 kHz

Service Hours & Contact

Service Hours (By appointment only)

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:30pm
Saturday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed

Consultation Hours (By appointment only)

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm
2:30pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed

Laser Refractive Surgery Seminars 

Public seminars on laser refractive surgery are held regularly, please call the Centre for appointment.

For enquiries and appointments, please contact us at:

Laser Refractive Surgery & Cataract Centre

  • 4/F, Block B, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, 222 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
  • 2339 8422, 2339 8423
  • 2304 5839
  • eyecentre@hkbh.org.hk
Doctors
Dr.LAM Tsze Ho Philip
Director, Eye Centre
Qualifications
MBBS(HK)
DO(Ireland)
FRCSEd
FRCOphth
FCOphth HK
FHKAM(Ophthalmology)
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Dr.CHIU Yee Hang Thomas
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Qualifications
MBChB(CUHK)
FCOphth HK
MRCSEd
FHKAM(Ophthalmology)
M Med Sc(HK)
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Package Offer

Cataract Surgery Package

Phacoemulsification + intraocular implantation (ONE eye only) Packages

* Additional charge will be levied for toric and multifocal lens other than monofocal IOL.

Services Package 1
(Out-patient)
Package 2
(In-patient)
Resident Doctor’s professional fee and local anaesthesia fee
Ultrasound ( A-Scan)
Operation Theatre and procedure fee
Monofocal IOL
Nursing care and treatment (Ward) Not applicable
Bed charge (one night in General Ward) Not applicable
Basic pharmacy and materials associated with the procedure
3 follow up consultations (the first consultation on the post operation day is included)

For enquiries and appointment to pre-operative eye screening, please call:

Laser Refractive Surgery and Cataract Centre

Health Information & Leaflet

Leaflet

Health Information

A) What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a safe and effective method to correct refractive errors. During the surgery, your eye is anaesthetized and an eyelid holder is placed into your eye to prevent blinking. An instrument is used to cut a flap in your cornea, following which a computer-controlled laser beam vaporizes a portion of the corneal tissue to change the shape of the cornea. Finally, the flap is put back in position without any stitches. The benefits of LASIK include less surface area to heal, less risk of scarring and corneal haze, reduced post-operative discomfort and most importantly, a quicker visual rehabilitation.

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What is IntraLase LASIK?

IntraLase is the contemporary method used in the first part of the LASIK procedure. It makes LASIK safer by replacing the traditional microkeratome with a femtosecond laser, minimizing flap complications and improving the safety and efficacy of LASIK as a result.

    

 

 

 

 

 

Who is suitable for LASIK?

You are likely to be suitable for LASIK if:

  • You have reached the age of 18
  • You have healthy eyes
  • Your eyesight has not changed significantly over the last year

Important Instructions for Pre-operative Eye Screening

  1. The assessement will take about 2 to 3 hours.
  2. You must stop wearing contact lenses before the assessment.
Soft lenses Soft toric lenses Rigid gas-permeable or hard lenses
Stop wearing for 1 week Stop wearing for 2 weeks Stop wearing for 3 weeks
  1. A comprehensive eye assessment will be performed, including:
  • Refraction
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Assessment of tear quality and quantity
  • Measurement of the pupil diameter
  • Measurement of the corneal topography and the corneal thickness
  • Identification of higher order aberrations by Wavefront technology
  • Fundus assessment
  1. During the assessment, your pupils will be dilated. Your vision will be blurry and your eyes will be sensitive to light for the coming 4 to 6 hours. You are recommended to wear sunglasses right after the examination and not to drive for the rest of the day.

Points to Note – On the Day of Surgery

  • The surgery will take about 30 minutes.
  • Contact lenses wearers must stop wearing their lenses prior to the surgery:
Soft lenses Soft toric lenses Rigid gas-permeable or hard lenses
Stop wearing for 1 week Stop wearing for 2 weeks Stop wearing for 3 weeks
  •  On the day of surgery, you can eat as normal and take any medication as usual.
  • Wear comfortable cotton clothes with buttons or zippers in the front, and avoid wearing woolen clothes or pullovers.
  • Stop using cosmetics, eye care products, and volatile substances like perfume, cologne and hair spray, etc., on the day of surgery.
  • Wash your hair before coming to the Laser Refractive Surgery and Cataract Centre as you cannot do so for 1-2 days after the surgery.
  • You are expected to be accompanied by a relative or friend when leaving.

Points to Note – After the Surgery

  1. On the post-operative day:
  • Do not remove the eye shield
  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Do not use any eye drops unless specifically instructed by your doctor
  • Clean only the area around the eye shield if tears come out from your eyes
  • Take prescribed pain killer if you have eye discomfort
  • Get plenty of rest. Sleep in a supine position.
  • Do not drive or operate any machines
  1. The day after the operation:
  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Return to the Laser Refractive Surgery and Cataract Centre for a follow-up appointment, during which your eye shield will be removed by our nursing staff (please keep the eye shield)
  1. Within one week after the operation:
  • Do not rub your eyes especially when you wash your face
  • Do not let other fluids get into your eyes except the prescribed eye drops
  • Refrain from using any eye cosmetics and/or eye care products
  • Wear your eye shield at bedtime
  • Wear sunglasses or spectacles to protect your eyes from dust and injury
  1. Within one month after the operation:
  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Do not let sweat run into your eyes during exercise
  • Avoid swimming, diving and any form of vigorous exercise
  • Do not have saunas and/or steam baths
  • Do not drive or operate any machines as your vision is not yet stable
  • Return to the Laser Refractive Surgery and Cataract Centre for a follow-up according to the scheduled appointment.

B) What is Cataract?

The structure of human eye is similar to that of a camera. When light rays enter the eyes, they pass through the cornea and the lens. The cornea and lens focus an image automatically onto the retina, on which the optic nerve transmits the image to the brain.

Cataract means cloudiness of the lens. If the degree of cloudiness is getting more severe, it may obstruct the passage of light rays, vision will then become blurry. Hyper mature cataract may result in glaucoma and uveitis, or even blindness.

How is Cataract formed?

Cataract is mainly caused by natural aging process. Other causes include inheritance, trauma, diabetes mellitus and certain kinds of medication consumption.

Symptoms of Cataract

  • Blurring
  • Hypersensitivity to strong light
  • Dimmer color sensation
  • Poor light sensation when reading
  • Frequent change of refractive error

How to cure Cataract?

The most effective way to cure cataract is surgery. Thanks to the modern medical technologies, removal of cataract and implantation of intraocular lens (IOL) can be performed safely and effectively under surgical microscope. Cataract surgery is regarded as one of the most successful surgical procedures. More than 95% of cataract patients have their vision improved after the surgery.

With the latest technology, Phacoemulsification, and the use of foldable IOL, the size of the surgical wound has been largely reduced. During the surgery, a small ultrasound probe is inserted into the eye through a very small wound. The ultrasound emitted from the probe will break down the cataract into small pieces, which are then absorbed by one of the orifices on the probe. Finally, the IOL is implanted.

Current Choices of Intraocular Lens 

The modern intraocular lens (IOL) is not only focusing light but also filtering away damaging light from the eye.

Traditional IOL can only filter ultraviolet light. Blue filtering IOL can filter high frequency blue light, which possesses higher energy, as well as ultraviolet light. This new filtering function, works like the natural lens, may further reduce the chance of retina damage from blue light.

 Traditional IOL              Blue Filtering IOL

Intraocular Lens with Specific Refractive Functions 

The latest IOL allows some patients to achieve spectacle independence after operation. For example toric IOL allows correction of astigmatism together with myopia or hypermetropia in the same setting. Multifocal IOL improves near, intermediate, as well as distant vision in some presbyopic patients. You may discuss with your eye doctor the available options to suit your needs in daily living.

Near Vision Intermediate Vision Distance Vision Astigmatic Correction
Monofocal IOL

(One of the distances)

Astigmatism-correcting (toric)
monofocal IOL

(One of the distances)

 

Mutifocal IOL
Astigmatism-correcting (toric) multifocal IOL