Our sight is our most important sense, and it makes sense that we would do anything to take care of our vision. LASIK surgery has been around in some form for over 20 years. For years, LASIK procedures involved a bladed cutting device called a microkeratome. The device was used to cut the cornea and create a flap. These blades were actually the leading cause of complications during LASIK procedures. By now, technology has moved on, and bladeless femtosecond lasers are used to create a perfect corneal flap.
That’s why at OCLI, we’re so excited to have the newest, most advanced femtosecond laser on the market today—the Wavelight FS200. The laser creates standard corneal flaps in as little as six seconds, and allows for automated vacuum control of the patient interface for consistent suction. What this means is, the procedure is now even quicker and comes with even less risk for patients.
And the FS200 is a worry-free device for eye surgeons, as well. The two-stage suction application happens gradually, and without pain for the patient. Centering and docking the ring is a straightforward step for surgeons. The FS200 works with a precision of one trillionth of a second, and comes with a high resolution microscope so surgeons can maintain the absolute best vision during the procedure.
“I recall that when I was using a mechanical microkeratome for LASIK, I always had the feeling that I was at the end of a 3-meter diving board about to make a dive—there was a sense, however faint, of unease. Using a similar analogy, upgrading to femtosecond technology was like being on a 1-meter board, but performing a more difficult dive like a one-and-a-half. Upgrading to the new WaveLight FS200 femtosecond laser (Alcon, Fort Worth, Texas) was as simple as swimming laps. You just need to dive into the water from the starting block and apply steady effort and good turns to perform well.”
-Dr. James Davison of the Wolfe Eye Clinic, writing for EyeWorld.org.
EyeCare2020 is only one of two clinics in New Jersey to have the new FS200 laser, and we’re excited to be sharing the benefits with you. Right now the laser is in use for Lasik, and we’re only a month or two away from offering topo guided procedures with it.
Lasik surgery has come a long way over the years, and we’re dedicated to making our procedures as quick and painless as possible. We know how important your vision is to your daily life, and that’s why we make sure we have the best, most up-to-date equipment at our facilities. So don’t wait, schedule an exam with one of OCLI’s experts today.