Laser technology has been used in the treatment of cataracts since the 1970’s. Over the decades, laser technology has evolved which made possible for modern cataract surgery to also correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness without the need for an additional procedure. Advanced LASIK surgery is now a method often used in the treatment of common refractive errors.
What is LASIK Surgery
LASIK surgery is the most popular type of refractive surgery. This procedure involves corneal sculpting or laser eye surgery which uses a laser to reshape the surface of the eye to improve or correct vision errors. While its general aim is to improve the refractive state of the eye, this procedure also eliminates dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Advanced LASIK surgery provides ultimate precision to a complicated and delicate eye surgery procedure making it more specialized and fully customizable. This method offers customization of treatment and vision correction providing an outcome that suits a broad range of vision imperfection.
Features of Advanced LASIK Surgery
A highly effective custom LASIK surgery that is claimed to be fast and virtually painless, Advanced LASIK Surgery utilizes a blade free method for vision correction. Among its advanced features include:
- Customizable that allows recreation off the unique characteristics of the eye.
- Utilizes advanced measurement technology to recreate unique vision profile of patient.
- Capable of creating exact specification.
- Utilizes precise high-energy femtosecond laser creates ulltrafast pulses with decreased energy requirements for tissue destruction.
- Allows reduced unintended destruction of surrounding tissues.
Studies on Advanced LASIK Surgery
With its wide range of customizable features and high-precision capabilities, studies that look into the main outcome of Advanced LASIK surgery were conducted to find out predicted differences of advanced versus traditional LASIK surgery based on several parameters. These parameters include:
- corneal backscatter
- high-contrast visual acuity
- manifest refractive error
- contrast sensitivity
- intraocular forward light scatter
Tests were designed to measure quantifiable aspects of the results of each type of surgery to determine which method is more effective in terms of technique and outcome.
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