LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a kind of eye surgery that reshapes the cornea to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. It is the most common laser procedure used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes per eye and has been performed on more than 3 million Americans and millions more worldwide since 1995.
LASIK is a very precise, effective, and accurate procedure that is suitable not only for high degrees of nearsightedness but also for patients with low to moderate prescriptions. It can also be used to treat the small percentage of patients with very severe prescriptions. Nearly 32 million LASIK procedures have been performed to date, making this the most common elective procedure in the U.S. In fact, all branches of the U.S. military and NASA recently approved LASIK for their servicemen and women thanks to studies using iLASIK technology.
iLASIK technology is a culmination of everything we have learned about laser vision correction surgery over the past decade. It combines the most advanced LASIK technology in one comprehensive solution, it is an all laser procedure, and it produces truly personalized results.
Step One: Creating a custom-fit iLASIK procedure for each of your eyes
iLASIK advancements address the uniqueness of your two eyes from the individual curvature of your corneas to the microscopic nuances of your anatomy with the goal of delivering the exact correction you need. Iris Registration and WaveScan 3D Mapping create a blueprint (or fingerprint) of your eye, allowing your surgeon to custom-fit the iLASIK procedure for each of your eyes.
Step Two: Performing the iLASIK procedure
Two lasers are used in the iLASIK procedure instead of just one. The first ultra-fast laser creates a thin corneal flap, which is then folded back to allow the second laser to correct your vision based on the exact specification / measurement of your eye(s). It takes just minutes and patients experience a quick, virtually painless procedure with immediate results.
Step Three: Conducting post-operative visits
Final post-op visits are conducted and then you are free to resume your active lifestyle, with the potential for your best corrected vision.
The iLASIK procedure removes the veil of confusion in LASIK advertising. Patients now can find all of the most advanced laser vision correction technologies available today under the banner of one premium procedure.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The FS and iFS Laser systems are ophthalmic surgical lasers indicated for use in patients undergoing surgery or treatment requiring the initial lamellar resection of the cornea. Contraindications may include: corneal edema, glaucoma, and keratoconus. Risks and complications may include: corneal pain, flap tearing, and epithelial ingrowth. Consult your eye care professional for a complete listing of contraindications and risks. U.S. Federal Law restricts this device to sale, distribution, and use by or on the order of a physician or other licensed eye care practitioner.