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LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK (laser-assisted keratomileusis) is surgery used for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by reshaping the patient’s cornea in order to improve the eye’s ability to focus. If you have one of these issues, take our LASIK Self Test to find out if you may be a candidate.
Traditional LASIK involves the creation of a flap on the front part of the cornea using a laser (IntraLASIK with the Intralase laser) or with a microkeratome(a blade housed inside a mechanical instrument), which is then lifted so the excimer laser can treat the area underneath. Once surgery is complete, the flap is replaced and allowed to heal. LASIK eye surgery is effective in treating most levels of nearsightedness or farsightedness, with or without astigmatism.
A revolutionary, computer controlled technology, IntraLASIK, or all laser LASIK, allows our doctors to safely and precisely make corneal flaps during a patient's laser vision correction surgery. In traditional LASIK eye surgery, a microkeratome -- a blade housed inside a mechanical instrument -- is used to create a flap in the cornea (the outer layer of the eye). After the flap is created, the flap is gently lifted and the excimer laser can remove and reshape the underlying corneal tissue. The Beverly Hills LASIK Center was one of the first practices in the country to use the IntraLase® laser to make the corneal flap.
The level of precision possible through IntraLASIK reduces patient anxiety and significantly reduces or eliminates the possibility for complications commonly seen with the traditional LASIK vision correction approach. Based on each patient's vision needs, the surgeon customizes all IntraLASIK procedures. Remarkably accurate and safe, all laser LASIK has changed the way doctors and patients think about vision correction surgery. The precision of the Intralase allows us to program the depth of the corneal flap with much greater accuracy than can be done with a mechanical blade.
Traditional LASIK eye surgery has had great results and relatively few complications. However, many of the complications that do occur can be linked to the creation of the flap using the microkeratome. The use of IntraLASIK enables patients who were previously considered high-risk to obtain vision correction surgery.
The improved precision has led to the development of the variant of LASIK called SBK, or sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis. This procedure makes a very thin flap preserving as much of the corneal tissue as possible after the LASIK procedure is finished. Because the Intralase laser can be programmed to make a flap of any desired size, orientation and depth, the flap is routinely customized to optimize your results. The laser also allows us to design the edge of the flap to have an optimized configuration to reattach to the bed of the cornea, allowing for a safer flap configuration.
Our Cutting Edge Technology
At Beverly Hills LASIK Center, we strive to offer our patients the most recent advances in eye surgery. That includes the technology we use for our LASIK procedures.
We use the VISX® WavePrint™ System, a Wavefront LASIK eye surgery method that is both a diagnostic approach and a treatment that allows our doctors to take detailed measurement of a patient's eyes -- similar to a fingerprint -- so they can provide personalized and precise vision correction. In the system's diagnostic phase, a device called the WaveScan™ makes a WavePrint Map, which is a detailed map of a patient's vision. In the treatment phase, the doctor uses the information from the WavePrint Map to perform the vision correction.
We also use the VISX® 3D ActiveTrak™ laser, which specifically designed to track the minute movements of the eye during laser treatment. This allows our doctors to prevent any slight errors that may occur if a patient moves his or her eye during the surgery. This means that a patient no longer has to hold his or her eye perfectly still during the LASIK eye surgery procedure, which can often be a challenge for both the patient and the surgeon.
CustomVue™ integrates corneal mapping, the use of the VISX® laser, and technologically advanced computer equipment to allow a patient's vision to be corrected at a much more precise degree than traditional LASIK eye surgery. Instead of using the standard lens test, our surgeons perform corneal mapping. During this procedure, a tiny computer reads the eyes, evaluating what corrections are needed and to what degree. This computer then transmits this customized prescription to the VISX®, the FDA-approved laser used to perform all CustomVue™ refractive eye surgeries.
Clearing Your Vision
If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, don’t live with poor vision. Join our many satisfied customers and contact us to schedule a consultation, either through phone at (310) 274-9205 or through our online form. Start your journey to a clearer future today.