Wavefront Lasik

Wavefront LASIK

Every eye is unique.

The health, shape and dimensions of your
eye will determine whether you are a
candidate for LASIK.

At your LASIK Exam, Dr. Craig Bindi
will personally meet with you to discuss
your best and safest option.
Contact us if you’re interested
in LASIK surgery in the Bay Area or San Jose.

Learn more about Custom Wavefront LASIK:

Three Variations of Treatment For Customized Laser Vision Correction

1) Wavefront LASIK

Wavefront LASIK is a customized and more precise method compared to standard LASIK. Provides better night vision results and higher percentage of 20/20 or better results.

  • - Better night vision results than Standard LASIK
  • - In FDA studies, 98% of patients saw 20/20 or better after Wavefront LASIK
  • - Improved accuracy means lower chance of needing a re-treatment

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SHOULD I DO STANDARD OR WAVEFRONT LASIK?

Microkeratome Cornea Preparation
An automated microkeratome device is used to create a thin corneal flap. The flap is lifted so the Wavefront laser can reshape the underlying corneal tissue. Then the flap is repositioned. This procedure is exceptionally safe for patients with typical corneal measurements. For other patients with thin, flat, or steep corneas, All-Laser LASIK is preferred.

  • - Visual recovery is rapid, with immediate improvement and little or no discomfort.
  • - Most patients can return to normal lifestyle the next day, free of contacts or glasses.

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2) All-Laser Wavefront LASIK

All-Laser Wavefront LASIK is a further refinement of the Wavefront LASIK procedure. All-Laser LASIK has improved the safety of the procedure by replacing the microkeratome blade with a femtosecond laser, which has eliminated the remote possibility of a blade-related LASIK complication. Our latest 5th generation iFS 150 femtosecond laser is especially advantageous for patients with steep corneas, flat corneas, or astigmatism (or patients that are anxious about the procedure)

  • - Safer LASIK procedure, blade-less process
  • - Better flap architecture (inverted bevel edge)
  • - Fastest healing / recovery time

OVERVIEW OF THE IFS INTRALASE LASER
PUBLISHED DATA ABOUT ALL-LASER LASIK

iFS Intralase Laser Cornea Preparation
In All-Laser LASIK, rather than use a microkeratome, a femtosecond laser called the 'iFS 150 Intralase' is used to prepare the cornea for the Wavefront Laser

We have been using Intralase femtosecond lasers since 2003, and have continually upgraded to the most modern version of Intralase laser available. Only the 5th generation iFS Intralase laser can create:

  • - Inverted bevel flap edge architecture 'locks in' the cornea for faster healing.
  • - Elliptically shaped (oval) flaps to better treat astigmatism
  • - Surgical time lasts 8 seconds (2.5 times shorter than the 4th generation Intralase laser or Ziemer femtosecond laser)

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3) Wavefront Epi-LASIK

Wavefront Epi-LASIK (or Modern PRK) is the treatment of choice for patients with thin corneas or asymmetrically-shaped corneas.

  • - Patients who were previously unable to have LASIK may be able to have laser vision correction with Epi-LASIK.
  • - The initial recovery time is slower than LASIK with moderate discomfort for about 3 days.

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WHEN TO CHOOSE EPI-LASIK OVER LASIK

Epi-LASIK/PRK Cornea Preparation
In "Soft Brush" Epi-LASIK, rather than creating a LASIK flap, the surface epithelial skin cells are brushed away before the excimer laser reshapes the exposed surface of the cornea.

The epithelium is removed with an automated soft brush device. In Epi-LASIK, the actual procedure is completely painless, but patients usually report moderate discomfort during the first 3-4 days, as the corneal epithelial skin cells heal over the laser-treatment area.

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