LASIK Eye Surgery

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Laser Vision Correction - Seeing is Believing - Bringing Clear Vision to those with Glasses and Contacts

For decades, doctors have developed advances in vision correction procedures, farsighted and astigmatism.

While glasses and contact lenses have customarily been the first treatment for vision correction, many people are dissatisfied with limitations glasses or contacts place on their daily life. Broken or lost glasses, headaches, ear aches and even nose aches are frequently associated with wearing glasses. Others are tired of the daily hassle’s and health risks of contact lenses, such as irritation and dry eyes. Laser vision correction provides a proven alternative to those frustrating limitations, and with today’s newest laser technology, many patients now see better than they did previously with glasses or contacts.

In each technique, a wavefront-optimized Eximer Laser uses a very precise beam of ultraviolet light to gently and painlessly reshape the cornea. This allows light to correctly focus on the retina, resulting in the correction of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

  • LASIK – In the LASIK procedure, an instrument called a microkeratome is used to create an ultra-thin flap (about the thickness of a human hair) on the outer surface of the cornea, so the Eximer laser can be used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue as needed. The result is a dramatic improvement in your vision.

  • IntraLase LASIK – The degree of accuracy achieved by the IntraLase Laser is unprecedented in flap creation technology. With IntraLase LASIK, many tiny pulses of laser light are used to create the corneal LASIK flap instead of a mechanical microkeratome. The IntraLase created flap is then folded back before the application of the Eximer laser reshape of the cornea. IntraLase LASIK is the first bladeless method of flap creation, and leads to faster, more precise, safer, and better LASIK outcomes.

  • ASA – In Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) or” Modern PRK”, the outer layer of the cornea, called the epithelium, is removed. The Excimer laser is then used to reshape only the outermost layer of the cornea. Unlike LASIK, this procedure does not use a microkeratome and no incision is made in the cornea. The epithelium regenerates in a few days to continue to provide its protective function.

Perfect Pulse Technology

Perfect Pulse Technology
The Allegretto Wave Perfect Pulse Technology – Incorporates several proprietary safety features that help to further protect a patient’s vision:

  • Smart Energy Control: Each laser pulse is checked at 3 check points before it is delivered to the cornea. If laser pulse energy is not at the desired level when it reached these checkpoints, the system will automatically adjust before delivering the next pulse
  • Eye-Tracking: Three independent infrared sources follow the eye’s movements 200 times per second. The system reacts in just four to six milliseconds if the eye shifts even a fraction of a millimeter. This virtually eliminates the chance of errant laser pulses that could impact the cornea.

  • Wavefront Optimization: Automatically determines each individual’s unique pre-operative corneal shape and provides a treatment that not only corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism, but also maintains the cornea’s natural curve after treatment.