LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that uses laser technology to correct vision. This popular procedure boasts a high success rate and has helped many patients achieve clear vision, eliminating their dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. There have been many advancements in LASIK technology, including the following, all of which are offered here at Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates.
J&J STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser
The J&J Star S4 IR Excimer Laser is an FDA-approved system that is used to treat patients with higher-order aberrations. Together with iDESIGN’s wavefront-guided measurements, this laser eliminates or significantly reduces errors such as hyperopia with and without astigmatism. The J&J Star laser contains many features that enhance the safety and effectiveness of LASIK, including the following:
Iris Registration: The laser’s iris registration system is designed to automatically align the treatment, compensating for any intraoperative movement while the patient is positioned under the laser.
Variable Spot Scanning: This advanced feature allows the size and shape of the laser beam to be changed to deliver the appropriate energy to the patient’s cornea as they undergo treatment.
ActiveTrak: ActiveTrak is the laser’s eye-tracking system. It is responsible for directing the laser to follow the movements of the patient’s eye as it naturally shifts during the procedure.
iFS Advanced IntraLase Laser
The iFS Advanced Intralase Laser offers optimal speed and safety during surgery. This laser facilitates what is known as “bladeless LASIK,” which is a completely blade-free approach to LASIK. The iFS Advanced Intralase Laser creates a paper-thin corneal flap with precision and control, allowing Dr. Kornmehl to access the cornea for reshaping. Traditional LASIK involves the manual use of a device called a microkeratome to create the necessary flap. Intralase replaces the microkeratome and enhances the safety of LASIK — which is already a safe procedure — by reducing the risk of many flap-related complications. Advantages of the iFS Advanced Intralase Laser include:
- Customizable, meaning more patients may be deemed candidates for the surgery
- Decreased dry eye symptoms
- Improved positioning of the corneal flap, which results in a quicker recovery
iDESIGN Refractive Studio
iDESIGN Refractive Studio allows for enhanced treatment planning and customization. This system uses topography-integrated, wavefront-guided technology, essentially mapping the eye inside and out. This allows Dr. Kornmehl to measure lower-order and higher-order abberations and analyze the way light travels through the eye, which provides a detailed view of all the imperfections in the patient’s vision. Additionally, the outside of the eye is also scanned to indicate any variations in the eye’s curvature and elevation. These two measurements help Dr. Kornmehl deliver a truly personalized LASIK procedure to each patient. The iDesign Refractive studio offers many benefits to patients, including:
- Treatment of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism
- A quick scan that can be completed in just a few seconds
- More precise than traditional measurements
- Helps in the creation of individualized LASIK treatment plans
Learn More About Our LASIK Technology
If you are ready to enjoy the benefits of clear vision, consider customized LASIK at Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates. Here, our experts are dedicated to providing excellent patient care, keeping your safety and surgical success at the forefront of their work. Schedule your LASIK consultation today by calling our office or using the online form to contact us.