Laser-Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis or LASIK™ is a procedure that is used to correct several eye problems; these include nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These three conditions all affect your ability to focus on objects either near or far away from you.
Part of the LASIK™ procedure requires an eye surgeon to create a hinged flap of corneal tissue in the eye, this can be done with or without a blade. This is an important distinction to make.
Traditional LASIK™ involves creating the hinged flap of corneal tissue with a thin oscillating blade that is known as a microkeratome. The inherent risks of mechanical processes during LASIK™ Surgery have been the accepted norm since the early 1990’s. However the advent of newer laser technology that replaces the need for mechanical blades has offered patients an excellent alternative.
Our All-Laser LASIK™ Technology (UltraView LASIK™)
At UELC, we are at the forefront of technology with our state-of-the-art femtosecond laser; this allows us to offer the precision and better safety profile of all-laser LASIK™ surgery (UltraView LASIK™). Studies have shown that creating flaps of corneal tissue with the new bladeless femtosecond laser resulted in faster visual recovery and superior uncorrected visual acuity than did creating the corneal flap with a blade.
Integral to the ability to deliver exceptional visual results with our laser technology is the iDesign wavefront analyser. Within a matter of seconds, the visual thumbprint that is unique to each person’s cornea is captured. The very same visual thumbprint is then loaded into our laser systems to generate a treatment profile that is unique and fully customized to each eye. This diagnostic and treatment integration within the same suite of laser system is the key essence to unparalleled visual performance that our UltraView LASIK™ suite can offer our patients.
Although UltraView LASIK™ has a wide indication for treatment, it may not be the most suitable treatment option for everyone. The highly experienced team of medical professionals at UELC in Vaughan will advise you on selecting the best treatment option for your eyes. Come in today for a complimentary consultation with our experts.