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The Latest Advances in Laser Eye Surgery

If you are interested in having laser eye surgery in Minneapolis, there has never been a better time than right now. The latest advancements have made laser eye surgery more precise, efficient, and affordable than in years past, and Claris Eye Care & Surgery is here to help you see your way to a clearer future.

Although laser eye surgery was popularized around 15 years ago and considered a miraculous procedure even then, the newest techniques in modern medicine continue to
innovate providing new and exciting advancements. Today eye care specialists are relying on the efficacy and accuracy of this cutting edge technology. These beneficial advancements for laser eye surgery patients have made it one of the most popular surgical procedures in the United States.

Laser eye surgery refers to any surgical procedure used to correct vision problems. Refractive laser eye surgery is also called laser vision correction and refers to those procedures that correct poor vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Some of these laser vision correction surgeries work by reshaping the cornea so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. Others involve replacing the eye’s natural lens. The three most common types of laser eye surgeries are called LASIKLASEK, and PRK.

Here are some of the areas of progression and advancement in the field of laser vision correction:

Wavefront Technology

advances in laser eye surgery

WaveFront Mapping for Laser Eye Surgery

Incredibly accurate pictures of the cornea can be taken by using light waves and mapping the corneal surface as the waves bounce back. This procedure, known as wavefront technology, can detect incredibly small imperfections allowing a surgeon to be even more precise. At the Claris Eye Care & Surgery in Minneapolis, LASIK, PRK and LASEK are performed with the addition of computer imaging called WaveScan®, a digital technology that identifies and measures imperfections in eyes 25 times more precisely than standard methods. Dr. Carlson utilizes the VISX STAR S4 IR laser, the most advanced laser technology platform available today. By integrating data collected by the WaveScan® Wavefront system, the STAR S4 IR utilizes exclusive VISX technology to deliver precise custom laser surgery. The powerful WaveScan® software then translates the information into a set of CustomVue® treatment instructions for the laser, driving a new level of precision and accuracy. Continue Reading…