Lasik with Eye Doctor Dallas
Since 1995 we have been guiding and co-managing our patients through the process of qualifying them for Lasik and providing excellence in post-operative care. The results have been excellent and we have patients all over Texas and around the United States who are very pleased with their results. The benefits of consulting with us first are:
- We don’t have a laser in our office that costs thousands of dollars a month to pay for and maintain whether it’s used or not. We will be objective and straightforward in determining if you are a candidate for Lasik or other refractive surgery procedures.
- We have all the latest equipment and technology in our office to determine if you are a good candidate in just one brief visit.
- If you are a candidate for Lasik or another refractive surgery procedure, we have access to many different lasers and choose the laser that best suits your case. We then match you with a Board Certified, corneal specialist Lasik surgeon who is skilled in the use of that laser.
What Happens Next?
The next day after the Lasik surgery you return to our office from all your post-operative care that continues for six months. This is where we give you the best of tender loving care utilizing the most up to date equipment and 21 years of post operative experience. This is where we get a chance to watch you smile with your new improved vision and tend to all of your post operative needs. Not only are we in constant communication with the surgeon but you will have access to our doctors 27/7.
What Technology is Best for Lasik?
CustomVue Intralase- IFS Femtosecond Bladeless -Wavefront Guided Lasik
Why not use the latest technology when it’s the most accurate and creates the best visual outcome. CustomVue laser vision is the most advanced procedure that incorporates WaveScan wavefront technology with the VISX Star S4 laser creating an extremely accurate personalized patient treatment plan. The VISX Star S4 provides for safety, versatility and patient comfort.
Combining the IntralaseIFS Femtosecond Laser, the VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser, and Wavescan technology provides most patients with visual outcomes better than 20/20. The Wavescan technology captures a personalized mapping of your visual system and produces precise measurements more precise than standard refractive exam room testing.
The Wavescan map is used to guide the VISX Star S4 during the actual treatment, resulting in incredibly accurate results. WaveScan is a highly accurate, advanced method of technology originally developed by NASA for viewing distant objects in space. WaveScan treatments work by accurately measuring imperfections in the eye and designing a personalized correction plan for you, which is then transferred to the laser that will be used in surgery. Recent updates to the S4 system include ActiveTrak an eye tracking system that prevents the laser from firing should the patient's eye move during the LASIK procedure and VariableSpot Technology which improves control of the laser beam providing for rapid laser treatment and an extremely smooth surface, which means improved visual outcomes.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
In October of 1995 the FDA approved the laser correction proceedure PRK using an eximer laser to improve vision to reshape the cornea. PRK or photorefractive keratectomy was the latest technology. The Excimer laser removed a small amount of tissue from the front surface of the cornea that flattened the surface to reduced myopia and small amounts of astigmatism.
PRK is different from LASIK in that there is no corneal flap created (see picture below) and the laser is delivered directly to the cornea surface. Following PRK, the corneal surface must heal before significant visual improvement occurs. This can take anywhere from a few days, to two weeks. Once the cornea heals, results are usually very good.
Today we still perform PRK on patients who are not good candidates for Lasik either due to thin corneas, deep set eyes, very mild prescriptions or patients who need a minor enhancement after having Lasik surgery.PRK is still a very useful procedure for refractive surgery and produces excellent results.