LASEK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction procedure performed today, and for good reason. Ongoing advancements in laser technology have made way for successful surgeries and better visual outcomes. At BoozmanHof in Rogers, Our Doctors utilize the latest advancements in LASEK surgery to offer patients the best possible vision correction experience. The most advanced LASIK techniques include:
Bladeless – LASEK involves reshaping the cornea to correct the refractive error. To access the cornea, a flap must be made. In previous vision correction techniques, the flap was created using a hand-held bladed tool. Modern LASEK techniques utilize a femtosecond laser to create the flap, eliminating the risks associated with the use of a manual blade. Studies have shown that the femtosecond laser allows for more precise corneal flap thickness, improving the accuracy and predictability. This also offers a decreased risk of corneal abrasions during the procedure, and a decreased risk of induced astigmatism after LASEK. It also gives more options in terms of flap size, shape and orientation, yielding a more customized procedure, as well as a faster healing time thanks to the smoother edges of the flap.
Eye Tracking Technology – Early LASEK procedures required patients to fixate on a light to treat the refractive error. Modern LASEK utilizes advanced eye-tracking systems that keep track of the eye’s continual movements. The eye naturally makes small involuntary movements. Advanced eye tracking systems have an active infrared eye tracker that tracks the center of the pupil to detect and compensate for any involuntary eye movements. The active eye tracker can move 10 times faster than the human eye as well as faster than the laser itself. Eye tracking has markedly increased the accuracy of LASIK and makes patients feel confident that any micro eye movements they make won’t affect the visual outcome of their procedure.
Custom Wavefront Mapping – Wavefront mapping is a highly sophisticated technology that allow Our Doctors to create a 3D image of your eye. The information gathered by the wavefront map system helps detect the eye’s unique imperfections and it allows the laser to create a smoother and more precise corneal shaping. Wavefront technology increases the accuracy of visual outcomes and reduces the likelihood of side effects such as glare and halos.
These advancements have made LASEK more effective and more accessible to potential candidates. Advancements in LASEK technology broadens the number of people eligible for LASEK. Nowadays, patients with thin corneas, who were previously unable to undergo the procedure, can become candidates thanks to the femtosecond laser’s ability to create a thinner flap. Essentially, these LASEK advancements allow each procedure to be tailored to the unique shape of each patient’s eye. As you might expect, this results in excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction.
Safety and accuracy of vision outcomes are some of the most important criteria in choosing a LASEK surgeon. Our Doctors in Rogers understands this and would love to help you reach your goals of clear vision with these advanced techniques. To schedule a LASEK consultation, contact BoozmanHof today at 479-246-1700 or website.