LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a minimally-invasive laser vision correction procedure designed to permanently change the shape of the cornea. Check out this overview on the different LASIK surgery methods to determine which may be right for you.
- Wavefront LASIK
Wavefront LASIK is similar to traditional LASIK, except that it allows your surgeon to customize the procedure for the specifications of each eye. Using a series of microsensors and a laser, a wave of light is sent through the eye and into the retina, where it is reflected onto the sensor in order to provide a measurement of the irregularities. These measurements are translated into a 3D image of your visual system, including any aberrations or corneal imperfections. This data is then coded into a mathematical formula that can be read by the ultraviolet cold laser. However, Wavefront LASIK may not be an option for individuals with insufficient corneal thickness, severely dry eyes, or conditions that affect the vitreous fluid within your eyes.
- Allegretto Wave™ LASIK
Another laser vision correction option is Allegretto Wave™ LASIK. This procedure utilizes the Allegretto Wave™ laser to correct a number of refractive errors while preserving the curvature of the cornea. This type of LASIK procedure has been shown to reduce glare, decrease halos around lights, and improve nighttime vision. During Allegretto LASIK, the laser delivers 200 laser pulses per second, making this procedure much faster than the other treatment methods.
- Ziemer or Z-LASIK
Also known as Blade-Free LASIK, Ziemer or Z-LASIK utilizes the Ziemer FEMTO LDV Ferntodsecond Surgical Laser to achieve better than 20/20 vision while creating a custom-tailored precise corneal flap. This procedure can be used on larger treatment zones and offers a much faster visual recovery than a number of other vision correction methods.
Find out which LASIK procedure is right for your needs by contacting Dr. Richard Rothman, MD with LASIK of Nevada at (702) 636-2010 today!