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Lasik And Refractive Surgery

The Custom Lasik Differences

How wonderful would it be to get up from bed and walk up to the window to have a glimpse of rising sun and mother nature instead of scrambling for those dreaded glasses?

How refreshing would it be to dive into the pool without worrying about that piece of plastic in your eye? How impressive would it be if you could walk into that marriage gala without being called names?

How much you have wished you were born normal and how much you have hated your dependence on those heavy pieces or irritating plastics?

Ophthalmologists and patients alike were searching for the perfect solution to visual errors.

Ending the long wait CUSTOM LASIK presents the perfect solution for natural vision.

Custom Lasik

With custom lasik the magic of sight returns, light, color and form that were dull and vague becomes fresh and sharp. Quality of life is transformed, as faded and obscure world is made clear.

As you step out of your frames and limitations, the world with full of opportunities and possibilities welcomes you.

The Custom Lasik - A Step Ahead of Conventional Lasik

Custom Lasik offers a number of advantages over other forms of conventional lasik by reshaping the cornea with excimer laser based on a computer generated ablation map using data from the corneal topographer and wave front aberrometer system for each treated eye unlike going simply by your glass prescription which is prone for errors of judgment.

To simplify, each eye is unique like your finger prints. Custom lasik is a revolutionary concept in lasik which customizes treatment for the correction of visual errors including the smallest of aberrations. In effect you could gain a theoretical visual acuity of 6/3 more like super vision.

Custom lasik can treat a higher range of refractive errors with minimal risk, there by reducing or eliminating a life time dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

  • Short sight up to -20 diopters

  • Long sight up to +8 diopters

  • Cylindrical power up to +/- 6 diopters

 

VISX star S4 IR customvue lasik laser system

VISX wave scan wave front system

The Procedure

After your eye has been completely numbed using "Eye Drop" anesthesia, an eyelid holder will be placed between your eyelids to prevent you from blinking.

Next, an instrument known as microkeratome makes a protective flap in pressure, but no discomfort. You will be asked to look directly at a target light while the laser reshapes the cornea, usually in less than a minute. Then, the protective flap is folded back in place where it bonds securely without the need for stitches. After LASIK, some patients report a slight discomfort that usually goes away within twelve to twenty-four hours.

 

How it Works

  • To treat near sightedness, the cornea must be made flatter. This is accomplished by removing tissue from the center of the cornea.

  • To treat farsightedness, the central cornea must be made steeper. This is accomplished by directing the laser beam to remove tissue from around this area.

  • To treat astigmatism, the cornea must be made more spherical. By changing the pattern of the beam, tissue is removed in one direction more than the other.

Are you a candidate for LASIK?

The Ideal Candidate

In general, the ideal candidate for Lasik is over 18 years of age and has healthy cornea. Candidates must not have had a significant increase in their prescription in the last 12 months. People with certain medical conditions or women who are pregnant may not be good candidates for Lasik.

Realistic Expectations

The decision to have Lasik is an important one that ultimately, only you can make. It is important that you have realistic expectations and that your decision is based on facts, not hopes or misconceptions. The goal of Lasik is to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses. Lasik does not always create 6/6 vision. It can not correct a condition known presbyopia, or aging of the eye. This normally occurs around age 40 and may require the use of reading glasses. Your doctor will provide you with additional information that will allow you to make an informed decision.

In The Blink Of An Eye

It takes only seconds to treat a lifetime of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Find out if your are a candidate for this life changing procedure by calling ophthalmologist to schedule a personal consultation. Should your vision fall within the range of correction of Lasik, more comprehensive tests are necessary.

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