LASIK Vision Correction Surgery in San Diego
LASIK, which is the acronym for 'laser assisted in situ keratomileusis,' is the most commonly performed laser vision correction surgery procedure for patients suffering from nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
History of LASIK
The FDA first approved laser vision correction surgery in the US in 1995. Now LASIK laser technology has improved to the point where the results are phenomenal. Each patient's treatment is so precise and customized that, following custom LASIK, it is common for their vision to be better than it had been while wearing glasses or contact lenses.
How Custom LASIK Works
- Using the most advanced LASIK technology available, Dr. Feldman is able improve your vision by re-shaping your cornea with highly precise beams of laser light allowing your eye to refract light more precisely onto your retina. Dr. Feldman will first make a digital map of the unique imperfections of your eyes through a computer-mapping program called the WaveScan wavefront system. Wavefront, which uses the same technology as a high-powered telescope, is 25 times more precise than the 150 year old machine most commonly used to determine your prescription for eyeglasses and contacts.
- She'll then transfer this sophisticated 3D map, or "fingerprint" of your vision, to the VISX excimer laser used in your LASIK procedure - completely customizing the procedure to fit your exact vision needs. This procedure is known as CustomVue.
- Next, Dr. Feldman will make a thin surface flap on the cornea to expose the tissue underneath.
- Once she has created the flap, Dr. Feldman will use the state-of-the-art wavefront-guided excimer laser to precisely reshape your corneal tissue so you can see all the details of your life even better than before.
Once Dr. Feldman has reshaped your cornea to optimize your vision, your eye's ability to focus light onto the retina will be greatly improved. The result is extremely clear vision the majority of the time without the aid or hassle of contacts or glasses.
How the LASIK Flap is Created
Dr. Sandy T. Feldman uses state of the art laser technology to create the corneal flap.
This innovative technique for creating the flap utilizes an iFS IntraLase® laser, which works by producing extremely fast little bursts of energy. These little pulses of light shine through the eye's surface to a predetermined microscopic depth. Each pulse of light creates a tiny bubble below the surface of the cornea, and they accumulate until they've covered the entire treatment area. This enables Dr. Feldman to separate the flap from the inner layers of the cornea.
Dr. Feldman has excellent outcomes using both flap techniques.
To learn more about Custom LASIK surgery, contact us to view a LASIK procedure or schedule a complimentary LASIK consultation with our eye surgeon in San Diego.
The Custom LASIK surgeon at ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center provides LASIK surgery in the San Diego, California area. We offer this web page as general information about Custom LASIK. This information should not be considered formal medical advice. Please contact us today for formal advice during a complimentary LASIK consultation with our San Diego Custom LASIK surgeon.