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    The technology used in the iLASIK procedure has proved its worth.

    In fact, all branches of the U.S. military and NASA recently approved LASIK for their servicemen and women, thanks to studies using iLASIK technology.

    Doctors have been performing LASIK for a decade. Approximately 17 million LASIK procedures have been performed to date.


    With myopia problem, hyperopia or astigmatism your vision probably looks like this.

    If your vision is blurred by looking far, near or at any distance, we could use laser (iLasik or PRK) or insert a lens in your eye.

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    The good result of an intervention depends largely on the ophthalmologist who takes care of you

    Meet Dr. Sameh Fanous, founder and medical director of The Montreal Eye Institute, honored more than 21 times for his excellence.The success of an intervention depends largely on the ophthalmologist who takes care of you.



    The iLASIK™ procedure takes only minutes. This bladeless technique creates a corneal flap with the Femtoseconde laser, then corrects the vision with the Excimer laser. It reshapes your cornea to correct the refractive imperfections in your eye.


    This tricky intervention is only done in a few clinics in Canada. It is offered to 18 to 45 years old patients who aren’t good candidates for iLASIK. A very thin and soft lens, called an ICL, is implanted inside the eye through a small corneal incision. The procedure lasts only about fifteen minutes, and the eye is frozen using anaesthetic eye drops.


    This technique, called PRELEX (presbyopic lens exchange), is similar to cataract surgery. It involves making a tiny incision in the cornea using the Femtoseconde laser to remove the lens and replacing it with a multifocal lens, which provides good vision at all distances. Furthermore, lens extraction eliminates the potential risk of developing cataracts.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Can LASIK correct all eyesight problems?


      No. Tests must be performed in order to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the LASIK treatment. In certain cases, other alternatives may be considered, such as a minor surgery consisting of inserting an implantable contact lens (ICL) in the eye.

      What are the risks associated with LASIK?


      Like any surgical procedure, LASIK involves some risks, which will be fully explained to you before the surgery.

      Will I have 20/20 vision?


      As with all surgical procedures, we cannot guarantee that your vision will be perfect or that you will never need to wear glasses. However, the majority of patients can see well enough to pass a driver’s test without glasses.

      Will I need more than one procedure?


      In the months following surgery you may experience some regression, which may improve spontaneously. If not, a second LASIK procedure will be performed, free of charge, to correct the problem. Most patients require only one surgical procedure.

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      ”Since 1982”

      In order to follow the North American tendency to group ophthalmic services under one roof, the design plans for the Institute were entrusted to an American company specializing in the creation and operation of leading ophthalmic centres throughout the United States. We have a forward-thinking approach that allows us to offer patients a reassuring atmosphere and service that is both fast and efficient.

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