What is iLASIK?
Many improvements have been made in LASIK eye surgery procedures. Among the newest and most advanced improvement is iLASIK, which is the exclusive combination of IntraLase and CustomVue technologies to produce the best possible vision enhancement for patients.
Benefits of iLASIK
Benefits of iLASIK at Southside Eye Care in Chesapeake, VA include:
- Uses wavefront diagnostic technology
- Creates custom-designed corneal flaps
- Provides an accuracy for ablation
What is IntraLase®?
IntraLase® has redefined the world of LASIK eye surgery. Also known as blade-free LASIK vision correction, the IntraLase® all-laser procedure eliminates the need for a metal blade during surgery, helping bring clear vision to many people who feel uneasy about going "under the knife" during LASIK.
The state-of-the-art IntraLase® laser technology replaces the microkeratome blade that has traditionally been used to create the corneal flap needed for the LASIK procedure. The IntraLase laser applies rapid pulses of laser energy to the top outer layers of the cornea.
The IntraLase laser moves back and forth across the cornea creating microscopic bubbles at a specified depth and position just below the corneal surface. The bubbles under the cornea eventually create a perforation which is then lifted aside by the surgeon. The surgeon is then able to continue with the next step of the laser vision correction procedure.
What is Advanced CustomVue?
The Advanced CustomVue laser combines the technologies of the WaveScan WaveFront with the STAR S4 Excimer Laser system to provide patients with a high-definition, high-accuracy LASIK vision correction.
Advanced CustomVue technology makes it possible to perform customized refractive surgeries using information gathered from the patients eyes. This allows for the correction of the very specific refractive errors so patients can enjoy the best post-operative vision quality possible. The FDA has approved both the STAR S4 Excimer Laser and the WaveScan WaveFront for the following refractive errors:
- Myopia - up to -11.0 diopters, with or without astigmatism, up to -3.0 diopters
- Hyperopia - up to 3.00 diopters, with or without astigmatism, up to 2.0 diopters
- Mixed astigmatism - up to 5.0 diopters