As you all know Lasik surgery is a popular choice among patients seeking vision correction. Now, a new technology generated a buzz – it is known as IntraLase iFS. This technology is an advanced flap technology that does not use any blades – the procedure is done all by lasers. An IntraLase iFS is used to create a flap precisely, with less amount of energy. By using this unique technology the doctor can finish the procedure swiftly and the recovery time for the patients is also faster. The technology was developed by the researchers of Kellogg Eye Center and College of Engineering.
This advanced laser technology will make high-precision cuts of the cornea just like that of the LASIK surgery, but the surgical procedure done by IntraLase iFS has better precision than that of the mechanical blade (microkeratome) used by the surgeon and the result is less complications. This technology was approved by FDA at the beginning of this year. IntraLase iFS uses light pulses which are strong and short and are measured in terms of femtoseconds, enabling surgeons to create precise cuts with less damage to the tissues surrounding the cornea. This kind of precision cut is not possible in the case of LASIK technology, even though the technology is very good. IntraLase iFS enables the surgeon to finish the surgery within 10 seconds.
VISX STAR S4
VISX STAR S4 is the most modern excimer laser system of today’s world that represents the latest laser technology in the field of LASIK surgery. VISX Star S4 enables the patient to get a completely customized treatment as required based on her/his visual requirements. The customized procedure is provided by combining both VISX STAR S4 excimer Laser System as well as the WavaScan Wavefront System. The WaveScan technology is smart enough to find the unique imperfections present in the vision of every patient. The measurement provided by this technology is 25 times more precise than that of the standard methods. The WaveScan technology provides a detailed description of the eye and this information is translated into digital instructions to the laser for CustomVue treatment. STAR S4 uses VISX technologies such as VSS, VRR, Active Trak Automatic Centering and ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking in order to provide a precision custom LASIK surgery.
VSS or Variable Spot Scanning: Various sized beams that range from 0.65mm to 6.5mm are used to scan the area for treatment, preserving the tissues around it and enabling the doctor to provide the best possible treatment.
VRR or Variable Repetition Rate: VRR provides treatment at various repetition rates and optimize the treatment time for the patient.
Active Trak 3-D Active Eye Tracking: This helps to capture intra-operative eye movements in all three dimensions and there is no need of dilation.
ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking: This technology locates and automatically identifies the point for treatment in the center of the pupil.
VISX STAR S4 is an FDA approved laser system superior in its surgical cuts and no two personal maps/descriptions generated by it are similar. This enables the surgeon to have the precise measurement in order to provide the correct treatment to the patients to fully get back their vision.
Allegretto WaveLight Eye-Q
Allegretto WaveLight Eye-Q is an excimer laser system based on Wavefront Optimized technology that enhances the comfort level of the patient and provides great efficiency in delivering results faster for laser vision correction patients. The system is approved to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism and is the quickest in correcting these vision problems. Every two seconds, the system can treat one diopter and the speed of the machine helps in to achieve less dehydration of the cornea. The system also has an infrared eye tracker which responds quickly and is highly accurate and reliable. Each procedure performed by this laser system is customized according to the refraction and curvature of the cornea, all targeted atimproving the quality of your vision. This laser system also depends on PerfectPulse Technology that control every pulse that reaches the eye accurately. Allegretto WaveLight Eye-Q is considered very effective and the safest optical laser available. Not all doctors are using this system. Dr.William Boothe is well versed in using this technology. The vision of his patients can be corrected within eight seconds or sometimes faster.
Alcon Ladarvision 4000
Alcon LADARvision 4000 is using state-of-art-technology to achieve best results in myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The system has incorporated LADARTracker active eye tracking to provide superior precision for your LASIK procedure. Alcon LADARvision 4000 helps to reshape the cornea to be smoother and is superior to other system as it removes the cornea in small parts. The eye tracking technology of the system allows the surgeon to understand the exact spot of the cornea to be shaped. Involuntary movement of the eyes normally makes it difficult to perform a surgery, but this excimer laser system can track even the fastest eye movements to provide a precise corrective eye procedure.
Dr.William Boothe of Boothe Laser Center is an expert in using all the above mentioned technologies for vision correction. Dr. Boothe understands all the newest technologies and is able to learn new ones quickly. His high volume of patients allows him to become experienced with all cutting edge devices. Dr. Boothe is a leader in eye correction procedures and uses high quality excimer laser systems to measure the exact spot and do the procedure within seconds with fewer complications. According to Dr. Boothe, the new laser systems are extremely advanced and precise & provide patients quick surgical corrections and fastest recovery time.
By consulting at Boothe Eyecare, you will receive a precise and superior surgical result for your LASIK vision corrective procedure. Our doctor uses only FDA approved excimer laser systems. Dr. Boothe says that the above mentioned technologies are helpful in treating high-order aberrations which were undetected in previous examinations of the eyes. These laser system are capable of finding both high and low order aberrations in your vision. If you are a thinking about laser eye procedure, go to Dr. Boothe and find out if these technologies can help you reach perfect vision.