i-LASIK (BLADELESS LASIK)
i-LASIK is a combination of the most advanced FDA-approved technologies so clinically beneficial, that they have become the standard of care for all of our LASIK patients. With an advanced suite of fully integrated, iLASIK technologies, your LASIK experience can be customized from start to finish. The complete package of iLASIK technologies includes:
- – VISX Wavescan WaveFront™ Diagnostics
- – IntraLase™ Femtosecond Laser
- – VISX Star S4 Iris Registration™ Excimer Laser
- – VISX Advanced CustomVue™ Treatment
Just as we all have individual characteristics based on our genes, our eyes are very specific to us too. No two people with the same refractive error have similar optical characteristics. How the light gets focused or distorted within the eye because of the eye’s particular optical system results in a wavefront pattern. This pattern is unique to each individual just like our fingerprints. Measurement of this pattern and basing the LASIK treatment pattern on these measuremts allows unprecedented customization and accuracy making it possible for the actual laser treatment to be fully customized to the unique characteristics of each of your eyes. This precise level of measurement and the exquisite accuracy of treatment can enable you to achieve the full potential of your personal best vision.
iLASIK Step One:
iLASIK addresses the individualness of your eyes, from the unique curvature of your corneas to the microscopic nuances of your anatomy. Wavescan 3D mapping creates a blueprint of your eye which is a 3-D map of the unique imperfections of your eyes. This technology provides 25 times moreprecise measurement than with standard methods used for glasses and contact lenses. Iris Registration reads the specific characteristics of your iris to accurately align the Wavefront treatment planned by the excimer laser with the matching anatomy of your eye. This map is used to drive the laser that corrects your vision.
iLASIK Step Two:
The IntraLase FS laser is a computer-guided, ultra-fast laser that is used to create the thin corneal flap for the iLASIK procedure. The IntraLase FS creates an optimal surface below the flap, allowing better visual outcomes. In clinical studies, more patients achieved 20/20 vision or better with procedures that incorporate the IntraLase technique.
Wavefront-Guided Vision Correction
iLASIK Step Three:
The VISX Star S4 excimer laser is used to perform your laser treatment. The Advanced CustomVue procedure provides the most precise, accurate form of laser vision correction available today. 3D eye tracking ensures that even if your eye moves, your treatment remains exactand specific to your customized iLASIK procedure.
You’re Probably A Candidate for iLASIK™
The iLASIK technology is safe and proven. The reality is that the majority of people who meet the age and general health requirements are in fact good candidates for the iLASIK procedure. The iLASIK procedure is fast, simple and safe.
Like all surgery, iLASIK surgery has some risks we will discuss with you during your consultation. If you meet the basic requirements, you may be a candidate.
If you are interested in laser vision correction take our LASIK SELF-EVALUATION TEST to see if you are a candidate.
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For further information on vision correction procedures and LASIK, please visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website at www.fda.gov/cdrh/lasi
If you are interested in laser vision correction call us at 281-420-EYES (3937) to set up for a FREE LASIK CONSULTATION or Schedule Online.