Excimer lasers

At LASIK MD, our clinics use the latest technology from the world leaders in laser vision correction, including Bausch & Lomb, Alcon and Abbott Medical Optics (AMO).

LASIK MD offers its patients high-quality treatments: Our team of experienced surgeons, state-of-the-art laser technology and exceptional care both before and after LASIK surgery are all important factors that contribute to your final visual outcomes.

 

Excimers Lasers used at LASIK MD

 

  • Bausch & Lomb laser

Bausch & Lomb technology has been proven to offer safe, effective and accurate results. The z100 laser is the upgraded version of the Bausch & Lomb 217z.

By removing less corneal tissue, this model increases the laser vision correction procedure’s safety. It is also twice as fast as the 217z, meaning greater accuracy is achieved. The Bausch & Lomb z100 additionally offers vision correction for a wider range of patients, including for those who were previously considered to be non-candidates. The laser is also capable of administering a wider treatment zone, benefitting patients who have larger pupils.

While many lasers flatten the cornea when removing tissue, the new Bausch & Lomb z100 shapes it in a way that is closer to the normal curvature of a healthy eye, resulting in a better quality of vision for day and night. Treatment with the Bausch & Lomb z100 laser provides greater accuracy, optimal safety and superior laser eye surgery outcomes.

 

  • Alcon WaveLight Allegretto

The Alcon WaveLight Allegretto EX500 was the first excimer laser used to perform wavefront-guided treatments. Wavefront technology measures aspects of the eyes' refractive error that cannot be detected with traditional scans. In addition to this innovative feature, the Alcon WaveLight Allegretto offers a number of unique optical measurement instruments:

  • EYE TRACKER:
    A 500Hz eye tracker reacts to the eye's movements with just 2 milliseconds of latency so the excimer laser can be properly positioned for an increase in speed of over 1.4 seconds per diopter.
  • BEAM SIZE:
    A small beam that is 0.68 mm in diameter with a Gaussian profile for smoother ablation.
  • SPEED:
    This system applies 200 individual laser pulses per second to help prevent adverse effects.
  • OPTICAL ZONES:
    The combination of optical zones from 1.5 mm to 8 mm allows the surgeon to perform the treatment, helping to reduce night vision problems in patients.

These features, along with the laser's ability to treat a larger area of the cornea, allow our surgeons to create a more natural corneal shape. Use of the Alcon WaveLight Allegretto results in a higher quality of vision, particularly under low luminance conditions and reduces or eliminates glare and halos when driving at night.

 

  • VISX S4IR laser

LASIK MD also uses the VISX STAR S4IR laser platform, which is known for its dependability and performance. Integrating data collected by the WaveScan WaveFront System, the STAR S4IR utilizes these exclusive VISX technologies to deliver precision custom ablations:

  • VARIABLE SPOT SCANNING (VSS):
    Variable beam sizes from as small as 0.65 mm up to 6.5 mm scanned over the treatment area, conserving tissue and optimizing treatment times.
  • VARIABLE REPETITION RATE (VRR):
    VRR delivers treatment at varying repetition rates, optimizing treatment time
  • ACTIVETRAK 3-D ACTIVE EYE TRACKING:
    Captures all 3 dimensions of intra-operative eye movements-no dilation required.
  • ACTIVETRAK AUTOMATIC CENTERING:
    Locates, and then automatically sets the treatment center to the center of the pupil.

 

To find out if you're a candidate for a LASIK or All-Laser LASIK procedure, book your free, no-obligation consultation today!