The Best in LASIK
By Jeffrey Martin, MD
Published on April 01, 2010
Laser vision correction has been popular for years and the technology has continually improved over that time. In the best LASIK available today, our doctors are using a bladeless laser called Intralase to make a superficial flap in the cornea as the first step of LASIK. The Intralase laser creates the flap by causing small cavitation bubbles with each laser pulse. These bubbles line up and form the shape of the flap. This flap is then gently dissected and lifted to expose the stroma or middle part of the cornea.
CustomVue laser vision correction is then performed under the lifted flap. With CustomVue, the Wavescan obtains a unique visual fingerprint of each patient's visual system. This Waveprint is a projection of your unique vision. This information is captured on sensors and is then loaded into the laser for vision correction. The ablation automatically centers and automatically tracks for best results. Dr. Jeffrey Martin also depends on iris registration, which allows the laser to use the unique iris landmarks of each patient's eyes to exactly line up the laser vision correction. With all of this wonderful technology, the final result is easier to deliver and more patients are getting 20/20 vision than ever before.