Carl ZEISS, the world-renowned German manufacturer with over 160 years of experience in the development of optical systems and medical devices, is the maker of the ZEISS VisuMax FemtoSecond laser system. Manhattan LASIK Center is the first LASIK Center in the Northeast to offer the most advanced ZEISS VisuMax Femtosecond Laser to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and Astigmatism, and the only center in the US with 4 ZEISS VisuMax Femtosecond Lasers.
This groundbreaking laser technology employs a high-performance Femtosecond laser and is characterized by its outstanding flap-making precision, unsurpassed speed, and gentle treatment technique. With a laser pulse frequency of 500kHz, the VisuMax realizes shorter treatment times. The high precision of the optics combined with minimal and more precise laser pulse energy creates more accurate, delicate, and gentler flaps than any other femtosecond laser.
The surface of the human cornea is curved and the VisuMax is the only Femtosecond laser to employ a curved contact surface to maximize patient comfort. Unlike other lasers, the size of the curved contact glasses is customized according to the patient’s anatomy and physiology. This technology allows the patient to maintain visual sight during the entire procedure by preventing unnecessarily high intraocular pressure and stress to the eye. Patients often describe the VisuMax procedure like the insertion of a soft contact lens. Learn more about the ZEISS VisuMax technology by clicking here.
With ReLEx SMILE from ZEISS, the VisuMax laser enables the fusion of cutting-edge femtosecond technology and precise lenticule extraction to provide minimally invasive vision correction. A precalculated refractive lenticule and a small incision with utmost accuracy and dependability are created in the intact cornea using the ZEISS VisuMax Femto laser. Subsequently, the lenticule is extracted via a small incision of 4 mm, thereby achieving the desired vision correction. Without ablation, without a flap, the ReLEx SMILE treatment is a flapless, all Femto and single-step procedure to improve nearsightedness and astigmatism. To achieve the refractive correction, with ReLEx SMILE, a small incision of 4 mm is sufficient to remove the lenticule from the intrastromal layer of the cornea, thus preserving the corneal structure, keeping the cornea biomechanically stronger and significantly reducing the risk of post-surgical dry eye. Utilizing the ZEISS VisuMax laser system, the ReLEx SMILE treatment embodies precision, predictability, reproducibility, and perfection.
NIDEK EC 5000 excimer laser system is equipped with one of the most advanced eye-tracking technologies in the vision correction field. Its 200Hz infrared eye-tracking technology follows and responds to tiny eye movements within 5/1000th of a second. This in turn translates into an incredibly smooth corneal treatment surface and faster patient recovery. NIDEK is approved by the FDA for a wide range of nearsighted, astigmatic, and farsighted LASIK corrections. Its sequential treatment of astigmatism and nearsightedness ensures wide treatment zones, optimizing day and night-time quality of vision. NIDEK’s extra-quiet, accurate and rapid treatment minimizes patient anxiety during the treatment and ensures the quickest recovery.
The Pentacam HR provides you with an overall view of the anterior eye segment in a matter of seconds. It images the anterior segment of the eye using a specialized high-resolution rotating camera that provides pictures in three dimensions. The rotating camera system is able to precisely measure the center of the cornea, which is most critical for refractive surgery planning and delivering great vision postoperatively. Using 3-D image stitching technology the Pentacam HR provides a complete 3-D image of the entire anterior portion of the eye delivering 25,000 true elevation points precisely and reproducibly. Since most refractive surgery alters the overall strength of the cornea, it is critical that we know the pre-surgical thickness of the cornea very accurately. With its 25,000 data points, the Pentacam HR provides the most accurate corneal thickness measurements in the world. The Pentacam HR also measures changes in both the front and back surface of the cornea thereby providing the most information possible about the health of the eye prior to surgery.
The Orbscan’s high-tech computer can actually read and interpret the contours of your eyes and produce an incredibly detailed topographical map of your eyes. This full-color map tells the surgeon all he needs to know about your eyes’ precise characteristics such as elevation, inclination, curvature, and thickness.
TRS System from MARCO combines the latest generation of electronic refraction technology. Replacing the standard manual refractor, which is still used so commonly in most doctors’ offices, it takes the guessing game out of the equation. Commonly, patients are nervous about giving the wrong answer to the question the doctors ask multiple times: “which is better? 1 or 2 ?” That's tough enough for most people even for a new pair of eyeglasses, let alone before a permanent procedure. That's why we have invested in the most up-to-date available automatic refraction systems which are still not found at many other laser centers. They communicate with our state-of-the-art auto-refractors, which read off the prescriptions from your eyes in just seconds. On the day of the surgery, to confirm the readings, you will be shown what the computer has generated for your prescription numbers, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. After refinement of these numbers further by the surgeon, they are fed into the computer of the laser system. The laser will know exactly how the treatment will be performed. All these, courtesy of the most advanced refraction system available today.