LASIK corrects vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by changing the shape of the outer layer of your eye (the cornea). Changing the shape of the cornea allows light entering the eye to be properly focused so that you see more clearly.
Including prep time, you will only spend about an hour in our office on the day of your LASIK eye surgery. If you are nervous, we may give you a sedative medicine to help put you at ease. Your eye is then numbed with anesthetic eye drops, and a special device called a speculum is used to hold your eye open. A suction ring is then placed over your eye.
To begin your LASIK laser eye surgery, we then use a special instrument called a microkeratome to create a thin flap in your cornea. After the flap is made, the suction ring is taken off your eye and you are asked to stare at one place while the laser works. The laser removes tissue from beneath the flap so that the shape of the eye is changed. Once your cornea achieves the proper curvature, the flap is laid carefully back over your eye. It heals there without stitches. We will give you an eye shield and allow you to go home. After your LASIK laser eye surgery you will return for a check-up within twenty-four hours and at prescribed intervals thereafter.
Description of Laser Technology:
Bausch and Lomb
Many lasers only treat an area of 6-8 mm with virtually no smoothing of the edges. This can result in vision difficulties at night or under other low light conditions when the pupil can grow to as much as twice its normal size. The pupil will extend beyond the treatment zone, resulting in glare and haloes.
The Bausch and Lomb laser eliminates this problem by offering the widest treatment zone available for LASIK. In addition, the laser creates a blend zone that allows the doctor to smooth the corrected area into the rest of the cornea, maintaining a spherical shape.
Many excimer lasers use a broad beam that leaves the outer edges of the corrected area too angular, creating the likelihood of glare and haloes. This LASIK technology can be refined by splitting the single broad beam into seven smaller beams that rotate around the treatment area, much like a showerhead splits a single water stream into smaller streams. However, even these smaller beams may not achieve smooth, well-rounded edges.
The Bausch and Lomb laser beam moves across the cornea carefully correcting and blending the treatment area. The LASIK laser eye surgeon uses the laser's rapid pattern to create the desired correction, blending the treated area smoothly into the surrounding cornea for an unmatched final result. Safely. Comfortably. The final result is a very smooth surface with no steep angles or edges. This helps maintain the cornea's natural shape and reduces the risk of post op visual glare and haloes. (Poor night vision results such as glare and haloes have been reported by some patients after the LASIK procedure. The Bausch and Lomb laser can reduce the potential for glare and haloes under low light conditions.)
Bausch and Lomb. The company long known and recognized for leadership in quality of vision and innovation provides the leading technology used in the field of laser eye surgery, including the worldwide gold standard ORBSCAN corneal mapping system, Hansatome microkeratome, — all available at I-Surgeons.
Nidek's Excimer Laser EC-5000 is designed to reshape the cornea for PRK, PRK of moderate myopia with astigmatism (consecutive correction of myopia and astigmatism), PTK and LASIK.
The VISX offers variable spot beam technology — it adjusts the laser beam size according to the treatment, minimizing corneal tissue removal. This also allows for quicker treatment times that are typically between 10 to 40 seconds.
It also provides a larger treatment, or ablation, zone. Scanning technology adds a blend zone that allows the treatment on the cornea to be extended to 8 mm which may help reduce the risk of night vision symptoms such as glare and haloes.
The VISX removes the least amount of corneal tissue of any laser available, making it the laser of choice for LASIK laser eye surgery patients with thinner corneas.
The precursor to LASIK, PRK first appeared in 1987. Like LASIK, PRK uses an Excimer laser to reshape the cornea. However, PRK works directly on the outer surface of the cornea. PRK can correct myopia, astigmatism and, to a lesser degree, hyperopia.
Some patients may require additional surgery at a later date. This may be due to the development of an additional refractive error over time. Our surgeons will let you know if another treatment is required during your post-surgical follow-ups.
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