Thinking about Laser Vision Correction?
The Time Is Right for the iLASIK Procedure
Now that the iLASIK procedure is available, there’s really no reason to put off having laser vision correction. Doctors have been doing LASIK for a decade. Nearly 32 million LASIK procedures have been performed to date, making it the most common elective vision procedure in the US. In fact, all branches of the US military and NASA recently approved LASIK for their servicemen and women thanks to studies using iLASIK technology.
The introduction of the iLASIK procedure [the combination of today’s most innovative laser vision correction technologies] means the wait is over and it’s simple:
- Possible candidates are evaluated following an appointment and examination by an ophthalmologist
- iLASIK technology is considered relatively safe and proven
- The iLASIK procedure is fast and simple
What are the advantages of the iLASIK procedure?
With the iLASIK procedure your wait is over because:
- Laser Vision Correction Has Never Been Better… The iLASIK procedure is the result of a decade’s worth of technical refinement – it combines all of the latest all-laser iLASIK technology in one efficient LASIK procedure.
- There’s No Mystery… You’ve heard thousands of LASIK ads touting thousands of different things, but the iLASIK procedure delivers outstanding results, one integrated technology solution and one easy way to better vision.
- It’s Truly Personalised… The iLASIK procedure is truly customised just for you. Everything is based on your individual vision dynamic, so it’s all about you.
Incredible Clinical Performance
The most compelling solution – the most impressive surgical technology – is the one that performs exceptionally in demanding situations. The iLASIK technology platform continues to pass every test. Need proof? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently approved LASIK for use on US astronauts, and this out-of-this-world milestone comes on the heels of a similar approval for all branches of the US military personnel.
Exceptional Vision Correction Technology at Every Step
When you have the iLASIK procedure, you’ll get a completely integrated, completely personalised procedure based on advanced vision correction technology at every step.
- Step 1 – Creating your Personal Vision Profile
The first step in the iLASIK procedure is to perform a series of tests to determine the individual characteristics of your vision, including the use of our WaveScan technology. The WaveScan system creates a 3-D map of the unique imperfections of your eyes. Then the Advance CustomVue process uses the digital information from the map to design a custom treatment for each of your eyes.
- Step 2 – Making the iLASIK Flap
The iLASIK procedure exclusively uses an advanced technology called the IntraLase method. The IntraLase method is a 100% blade-free approach to creating your corneal flap, the thin flap of tissue that the doctor folds back in order to perform your iLASIK procedure. The IntraLase method also delivers outstanding visual results – more patients achieve vision that is 20/20 or better when the IntraLase method is used. In a clinical survey of iLASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a blade in one eye and the IntraLase method in the other, the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye was preferred 3-to-1 [among those who stated a preference].
- Step 3 – Your Laser Vision
Now that you’ve had your personal vision profile set using WaveScan technology and your blade-free corneal flap made using the exclusive IntraLase method, your vision can be corrected using the Advanced CustomVue treatment within the iLASIK procedure. The Advanced CustomVue process has earned FDA approval to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild-to-severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and most types of astigmatism. Clinical studies results showed that one year after treatment:
- 100 percent of nearsighted patients and more than 95 percent of all clinical study patients could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses
- 98 percent of mild-to-moderate nearsighted patients and almost three-quarters of all clinical study patients could see 20/20 or better without glasses or contact lenses
- Four times as many mild-to-moderately nearsighted participants were very satisfied with their night vision after treatment compared to their night vision before treatment with glasses or contact lenses.
Take the Next Step
Now that you’ve learned the basics about the iLASIK procedure, you should:
- Schedule a consultation with your iLASIK surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for the iLASIK procedure [typically this evaluation is free]
- Get comfortable with the procedure by getting answers to all of your questions and carefully reviewing the Custom Patient Information Booklet.
- Schedule your iLASIK procedure and understand the post-surgery treatment regimen
You’re Probably a Candidate
The reality is that the majority of people who meet the age and general health requirements are in fact a good candidates for the iLASIK procedure.
There are some conditions that exclude certain patients, but whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, there’s a good chance you can still have the iLASIK procedure. If you meet the basic criteria below, you should find an iLASIK surgeon and have a personal consultation.
- You are at least 21 years old
- You are in good general health
- You have a stable vision prescription for at least one year
- You have no existing eye disease
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||Kim JY, Kim MJ, Kim TI, et al. A Femtosecond lase creates stronger flap than a mechanical microkeratome. Invest Ophthalmol Vos Sci. 2006; 47(2):599-604.
||Abdelkader A, Esquenazi S, Shihadeh W, et al. Healing process at the flap edge in its influence in the development of corneal ecstasia after LASIK. Curr Eye Res. 2006;3(11):903-908
||Data on file. CustomVue procedure clinical trials, 2003 2004, 2005.
||Market Scope Annual Report, 2007.
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