An iLASIK procedure is a refractive surgery used to correct vision defects due to myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Having a record of more than two decades of technological advancement and global popularity behind it, iLASIK surgery is a true leader in this field in terms of success and safety.
The iLASIK process consists of a three step procedure
Step 1 involves a visual analysis of the patient using wavescan technology to determine the visual defects and then mapping the results in the form of a three dimensional image. This digital mapping enables the surgeon to have a better understanding of the patients needs for surgery.
Step 2 includes the process of creating a corneal flap using the intralase method. This is a blade-free technology that a surgeon uses to create a thin flap and fold it backwards. The flap in this method can be custom created with better accuracy and the right thickness to suit the patient. It is also error-free and precision-oriented and aids in quick healing.
Step 3 involves the ablation process and reshaping of the cornea with the use of an excimer laser aided by the advanced CustomVue technology. Since every person has eyes that are unique and differ from another person just like our finger prints, this process ensures customized treatment of the eye. So, the procedure is custom tailored to the individual.
[pullquote]The blade-less technology eliminates error, optimizes accurate treatment, gives better control to the surgeon and enables quick recovery.[/pullquote] It eliminates the unnecessary removal of excess corneal tissue. It also eliminates visual fluctuations, lesser glares and halos. It is also suitable for people with thin corneas. The chances of regression are very rare and the need for further enhancement procedures is also minimized. Moreover, this treatment is FDA approved and thanks to this innovative technology even NASA astronauts and U.S. fighter pilots are undergoing vision corrective treatment. A great success rate is what makes this treatment so popular.
Anyone over eighteen years old who has no medical complications can undergo this surgery with ease. However, a patient has to consult a doctor first and, after thorough medical examination and a diagnostic test, this iLASIK surgery is recommended.