LASIK Surgery

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At Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we offer a more advanced LASIK procedure than traditional LASIK.  There are 2 technologies that are available that make this a more advanced procedure.

On all of our LASIK patients we use the Intralase laser to create the flap.  For many years a blade was used to create the flap in LASIK.  With the advent of Intralase technology, a laser is used to create a flap that can be made to the exact size, shape, and depth that each patient needs.  This “bladeless” technique allows for greater precision and safety in making the flap.  Because of the greater control in creating the flap, this makes LASIK available to an even wider range of patients, and improves predictability in the visual outcome.

For further information on Intralase technology, go to www.intralasefacts.com.

Some patients also benefit from a technology available in the Visx star 4 laser system called “CustomVue” technology.  This uses a new device called a WaveFront scanner which is a machine that shines a wave of light into the eye, and then the projected image as it exits the eye is analyzed by a computer system.  Hundreds of points within the central visual system are analyzed and the laser then uses this information to create a customized laser treatment for each individual’s eye.  Typically, Eyeglasses or contact lenses are made in 0.25 diopter increments.  WaveFront LASIK corrects down to 0.01 diopter increments and is used to correct not only nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, but corrects also the microscopic higher order aberrations and imperfections of the cornea.  This technology results in more people achieving 20/20 vision, and also results in improved night vision.  With this WaveFront technology, the laser is able to use “iris registration”.  The laser locks on to the image of the iris, or pupil muscle that was recorded on the WaveFront analysis.  It then tracks and follows any movements of the eye through the laser procedure, therefore exactly centering and lining up the laser correction to the corresponding portion of the cornea.

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At Eye Physicians and Surgeons, advanced LASIK also means advanced care.  Some practices extensively delegate portions of your care to office personnel and technicians.  At Eye Physicians and Surgeons, your board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Dahlgren or Dr. Solverson, perform your care at every visit, from the preoperative evaluation through the postoperative course.  Your ophthalmologist will do the initial evaluation prior to surgery, and discuss with you various options regarding LASIK, and answer all of your questions about the procedure, expectations, and goals.  Once the surgery is performed by your board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Solverson or Dr. Dahlgren, we will continue to supply your care in the postoperative course, with your surgeon examining your eyes at each postoperative visit.

Our ophthalmologists provide 24 hour a day, 7 day week coverage, as we have throughout the almost 20 year history of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.  Our goal is to offer the highest level of service with expert care throughout your surgical experience to give you the best possible outcome for your refractive surgery procedure.

Not a good candidate for LASIK?  Phototherapeutic keratectomy or PRK could be a great refractive surgery for you!  Your surgeon will explain the differences to you at your pre-operative appointment.

FOR FREE OFFICE SCREENING TO SEE IF REFRACTIVE SURGERY IS RIGHT FOR YOU CALL OUR REFRACTIVE SURGERY COORDINATOR AT (262)723-4600.