What’s New in LASIK Eye Surgery
- Posted on: May 1 2015
Technology is constantly changing, and the technology we use to perform
LASIK eye surgery is no different. LASIK tools and procedures have evolved
greatly over the past 25 years. As technology improves, more patients
are able to benefit from corrective eye surgery and the outcomes of vision
correction surgery improve.
Key-Whitman is one of the first LASIK Centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth
area to perform LASIK and PRK eye surgery with the WaveLight® Refractive
Suite, which represents the most advanced laser eye surgical technology
available anywhere in the United States. The WaveLight® Refractive
Suite uses two different lasers during LASIK Surgery. The WaveLight®
FS200 Femtosecond Laser is used in the first step of the LASIK procedure,
when the flap is created. The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser is used
in the second step, which reshapes the cornea, correcting the patient’s
nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.
The combination and optimization of these two lasers provides the patient
exceptional comfort and allows doctors even more efficiency in performing
vision correction procedures. The WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser features the world’s fastest flap creation
times, delivering precise outcomes. This laser is a low-energy, high-precision
laser that enables ultrafast patient treatment. It combines low pulse
energy and a unique cutting pattern for creating accurate flaps.
The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser is the cutting edge of LASIK and
PRK surgery technology. Its speed decreases procedure times, delivering
the world’s shortest treatment times. The significant improvement
in the eye tracking system allows the EX500 Excimer laser to monitor a
patient’s eye movements throughout the procedure and ensures the
laser treatment is applied as planned.
Though technology has improved precision and effectiveness of LASIK eye
surgery over the years—and Key-Whitman is committed to using only
the best when it comes to laser technology—LASIK eye surgery doesn’t
come without some risks. Potential side effects of LASIK include glare
from bright lights, halos (rings around lights), light sensitivity, night
driving glare and visual fluctuation.
Complimentary consultations are available to find out if LASIK is right
for you and to learn about your individual risks. During your consultation,
your Key-Whitman doctor will fully evaluate your individual situation
and determine which procedure will produce your best possible results.
Contact us today to
schedule a free consultation.
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