laser eye surgery


Are you a good candidate for laser refractive surgery? The answer depends on several factors such as the health of your eyes, your corneal thickness, how dry your eyes are, your prescription, your age, your activities and your expectations.  Our Doctors will check your eyes and discuss your options, make recommendations and referrals.

Children: Laser  refractive surgery is contraindicated for children because they are still growing. Their eyes, and prescription, change regularly. Overnight Vision Shaping not only gives benefits similar to laser surgery, it helps to reduce the progression of myopia in pre-teens and teenagers.  That way if laser is chosen later on, there is much less treatment required.

Vision Shaping is a great alternative to Laser.

Many people with lower prescriptions prefer the less invasive, reversible Overnight Vision Shaping, others are not good laser candidates, or simply want to enjoy the benefits of natural vision while waiting for future advances in laser surgery.  Our doctors will review all your options for treatment during your eye exam.

Pulse technology boosts all-laser PRK for one-step, no-touch ablation

Novel technique improves surface smoothness to deliver faster visual recoveryOphthalmology Times, March 01, 2017

A transepithelial PRK (TransPRK) procedure (SmartSurface, Schwind eye-tech-solutions) provides the benefits of one-step, no-touch surface ablation plus rapid visual recovery, said Diego de Ortueta, MD.

The technique–performed with an excimer laser system (AMARIS) and pulse technology (SmartPulse Technology [SPT], both Schwind eye-tech-solutions)–is able to create a smoother corneal surface. With the novel pulse technology, the laser spots are delivered based on a three-dimensional fullerene structural model of the cornea that accurately represents the cornea’s curved surface and allows spots to be placed closer together, particularly in the periphery.

“The difference in smoothness can be seen on electron micrographs,” said Dr. de Ortueta, medical director, Aurelios Augenzentrum, Recklinghausen, Germany. “Laboratory bench testing shows that compared with the original software for [the excimer laser], SPT reduces surface roughness by about 60%, from 749 to 272 nm local standard deviation.”

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