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 FS laser system. This ground breaking laser technology employs 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 lasers. 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. The size of the curved contact glasses are customized according to the patient’s anatomy and physiology unlike other lasers. 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.
The IntraLase laser is a system that allows select LASIK surgeons to offer their patients a computer controlled alternative to traditional LASIK, which used to be performed with a mechanical device called a microkeratome. With IntraLase, the femtosecond laser creates a much thinner flap with predictable and uniform thickness. Patients with THIN corneas or HIGH prescriptions, who are not candidates for the older method, would become candidates with this technology. Also, with this advanced technology, more patients can avoid the longer recovery time of surface laser treatment, also known as PRK or LASEK. The IntraLase marks the most significant advancement in flap-creation technology over the last several decades. Over the last several years THIN-FLAP LASIK with iFS 150 has become the procedure of choice at our center for most patients.
VISX Star S4 IR features one of the most advanced and the only 3D eye-tracking laser system in the world, capable of treating a wide range of prescriptions. The Active Track detects and compensates for all eye movements in all three dimensions by guiding the laser beam, and keeping it always centered over the pupil. Eye tracking capability has been shown to improve quality and level of vision achieved following LASIK, as well as minimizing side effects. Active Track is made by VISX, the name surgeons have trusted in millions of procedures.
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 quickest recovery.
The Pentacam® provides you with an overall view of the anterior eye segment in a matter of seconds. Measurements are performed by auto-release and are accompanied by a quality test, thus guaranteed to be fast, reproducible and delegable. The Pentacam® comes with an extensive basic software package which can be extended according to your needs to include further optional software packages and modules.
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.