The Next Generation of Bladeless LASIK is Finally HERE at Manhattan LASIK Center®!
We remain committed to technological innovation for the benefit and safety of our patients. MLC is the first LASIK Center in the Northeast to offer the most advanced ZEISS VisuMax, Femtosecond Laser, to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
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 VisuMax laser system.
With the VisuMax, ZEISS is significantly shaping the world of refractive surgery. This groundbreaking laser system employs high-performance femtosecond laser technology and is characterized by its outstanding flap-making precision, unsurpassed speed, and gentle treatment technique.
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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 a more natural fit and significantly reduces any pressure sensation on the eye during the procedure. Less pressure allows the patient to retain vision throughout the procedure unlike with other lasers, where your vision is “blacked out” for up to 30 seconds and patients have reported feeling uncomfortable pressure. This results in the most comfortable flap creation procedure available today. Patients often describe the VisuMax procedure like the insertion of a soft contact lens.
The laser energy settings of the VisuMax are also unique. The VisuMax is so precise that it requires 7 times less energy than other femtosecond lasers. Less energy is always key when treating the delicate tissue of the cornea. The high precision optics from Zeiss provide an extremely focused laser beam with minimum laserenergy precisely to the desired ablation depth. Thus the tissue outside of the defined area of interest remains untouched. The result: minimal and more precise laser pulse energy to create more accurate, delicate and gentler flaps than any other femtosecond lasers.
The integrated, high–quality ZEISS surgical microscope, including digital video camera for live recording of the surgical procedure ensures precise and complete control of each treatment step.
The treatment bed of the VisuMax is extremely sophisticated to ensure maximum comfort. The patient’s position is continuously monitored during treatment helping maintain the perfect, gentle contact pressure optimal for flap creation.
With a laser pulse frequency of 500kHz, the VisuMax realizes shorter treatment times, than the other femtosecond lasers. The creation of the VisuMax flap fakes only about 15-20 seconds per eye. This means efficiency and more comfort for the patient.
Flap creation with VisuMax is a completely bladeless procedure. During treatment, an accurately focused laser beam moves across and through the cornea, creating a layer of very tiny bubbles under its path. These bubbles disappear quickly and the tissue above the bubbles becomes the corneal flap that can be easily lifted by the surgeon.
If you are interested in correcting your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism with ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser, please call Manhattan LASIK Center ® at 212-759-9617 to schedule your FREE LASIK consultation.