Visx Star S4 with CustomVue and ActiveTrak
Laser Eye Center of LUbbock is pleased to add the
premier IntraLase laser to the LASIK procedure. The IntraLase laser replaces the
microkeratome blade in creating a uniquely safe and uniquely precise corneal
flap in the first step of the LASIK procedure. IntraLase makes Custom LASIK an
all laser, no blade procedure.
the highly preferred VISX Star S4 excimer laser exclusively to perform all LASIK
procedures. The VISX WaveScan is performed with all LASIK evaluations in
preparation of CustomVue treatment for both nearsighted and farsighted Custom
The VISX Star S4 utilizes a 3-D Active Trak system, which
locks the laser into position on the cornea ensuring accuracy in treatment even
if movement of the eye occurs. Unlike other systems, with Active Trak the doctor
does not have to dilate your pupils resulting in a comfortable, quicker recovery
time of a non-dilated pupil. Seven variable-sized beams give the doctor greater
flexibility and allow for faster, smooth, precise corneal treatment. The
treatment zone is wider than almost all pupils and is the only laser with
computerized centration. This may dramatically decrease the incidence of glare
and halo after LASIK eye surgery.
This excimer laser was the first in the United States to
receive approval from the FDA for the treatment of low, moderate and high myopia
(nearsightedness), low to moderate ranges of hyperopia (farsightedness), and
astigmatism. With the new Wave Print VISX technology, CustomVue treatment is now
available for both myopia and hyperopia Custom candidates. IntraLase Custom
LASIK technology allows even better opportunity to achieve oneï¿½s personal best
Patented Eye Tracking System detects all relevant eye
movements and repositions laser beam to match movements.
"The Fingerprint of Your Visionï¿½"
Because no two eyes are alike, each eye has a unique map, or fingerprint. "The
Fingerprint of Your Vision" defines unique characteristics in each individual's
vision and is produced by WaveScanï¿½ technology.
WaveScan Technology, originally developed for use in
high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions in space, has now been adapted for
eyecare. A single beam of infrared laser light is passed into the eye and
focused on the retina. The light is then reflected off the retina, passed back
through the eye, through a lenslet array to a sensor, and then analyzed from 200
different aspects to create a map of the eye - or fingerprint of vision. This
technology uncovers unique characteristics of the eye never measured before
using standard methods for glasses and contact lenses.
The CustomVue Procedure
On procedure day, you will be seated in a reclined position.
Anesthetic drops will be placed in your eyes and a flap will be created on your
cornea. Your individualized treatment information is transferred from the
WaveScan to the laser in order to drive the CustomVue procedure. The actual
laser procedure typically takes several seconds. The majority of individuals
feel no pain during the procedure. After CustomVue, you will notice results
immediately, and your vision will continue to improve over the next few days.
You will be scheduled for a follow-up visit the next day, and again several
weeks after the initial procedure.