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LASIK surgery is often regarded as the most advanced form of vision correction. The first laser eye surgery was performed in 1989. Since then, LASIK has changed the world of refractive surgery. Today, LASIK surgery is one of the most popular and frequently performed surgeries in the United States. Thanks to researchers, scientists, and engineers, LASIK surgery is only becoming more advanced as the years go by.
There are many different types of excimer lasers on the market today. At SightMD we strive to provide only the best to our patients. That’s why we use the iDesign® System and STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser. These devices allow our patients to experience a completely custom procedure for amazing outcomes!
The iLASIK™ procedure combines a number of state-of-the-art technologies. The iDesign® system allows us to create a highly detailed map of the eye, measuring even the smallest imperfections, which will be used to customize and individualize your surgery. This analysis means your laser vision correction will be based on measurements that are 25 times more precise than the system used to determine your glasses prescription.
This information will be used to guide the IntraLase® iFS™ Laser, an innovative bladeless system which will be used to create the corneal flap. This computer-controlled technology offers a number of benefits over a traditional surgical approach, including minimized risk, greater consistency, and improved accuracy
Once the corneal flap has been created, the iDesign® system is used in combination with iris registration, which will allow the surgeon to center directly on your pupil. By using your iris as an alignment marker, we can ensure the laser will remain trained on the treatment area, regardless of involuntary eye movements. This also allows the surgeon to make alterations without dilating the pupil.
Next, the VISX Star S4™ Excimer Laser will be used to gently and effectively reshape the stroma – the layer of the cornea which is responsible for focusing light. This highly sophisticated system uses concentrated ultraviolet light to vaporize minute amounts of tissue, allowing us to correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.
Because the Star S4™ uses an adjustable width laser beam, we can provide incredibly precise results. In addition to improving patients’ vision to an exacting degree, the system minimizes the risk of complications and promotes rapid healing.
SightMD is proud of being on the cutting-edge of LASIK technology. Want to know more about the technology we offer at SightMD? Be sure to contact one of our many Manhattan and Long Island, NY locations for your LASIK consultation!