Monday, February 28, 2011

Laser Eye Surgery Question: Is Custom LASIK best?

Many patients are told by their eye surgeon that Custom LASIK or Custom Wavefront LASIK is simply ALWAYS better. Is Custom LASIK really a better laser treatment for all patients? The answer is an ABSOLUTE NO. Custom LASIK is really a method of measuring the eye more carefully in order to determine the exact and precise type and magnitude of aberrations. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are all aberration-but there are others that are not typically measured in an eye exam. If you have them and they are of any significant amount, YOU SHOULD HAVE EITHER CUSTOM LASIK OR CUSTOM WAVEFRONT OPTIMIZED AND HAVE THEM CORRECTED. Only 15% of the general population have significant aberrations above and beyond nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Choose A Laser Eye Surgeon Carefully

Your overall experience in having LASIK or any type of Laser Eye Surgery is really dependent on choosing laser eye surgeons for any type of laser eye surgeries who can provide excellent clinical results but also the LASIK TLC that conveys empathy, trust, caring and reassurance. Laser treatments are laser eye operations and the “human element” in terms of treatment and compassion can help distinguish a good Laser Surgeon from the best Lasik Eye Surgeons. That sensitivity and TLC for LASIK is always a factor that differentiates one Laser Eye Surgeon from another. Choose your LASIK surgeon carefully.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dry Eyes & LASIK Surgery: What You Need to Know Part 2

Further, any compromise in the tear film is likely to make LASIK patients more uncomfortable and their vision more unstable after LASIK surgery. Thus, again, it is critical to evaluate the tear film AND treat any signs of dry eye thoroughly before having LASIK. patients should not be alarmed or discouraged if their LASIK eye surgeon asks them to have punctal plugs and use eye drops before their laser treatment and also after their LASIK treatment. This simply means that the eye surgeon is doing everything possible to obtain the best results in the most comfortable fashion to give you the results and experience you deserve.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dry Eyes and LASIK Surgery: What You Need to Know Part I

It is important for patients considering LASIK surgery to understand that a careful dry eye evaluation must be a part of their LASIK evaluation and consultation. Eye surgeons from around the world were presented some important information about dry eyes and LASIK at the Hawaiian Eye 2011 meeting. Tear film health in terms of quality and quantity should be assessed by laser eye surgeons in order to obtain the very best measurements and diagnostic testing results for lasik eye surgery. Key tests the eye surgeons must perform in preparation for successful lasik include a wavefront capture and measurement and a manifest refraction. Particularly in long term contact lens wearers, the eye surface can be dry and the tear film unstable. An unstable tear film can make the both the wavefront capture and the manifest refraction somewhat unreliable, thus a careful assessment of the tear film should be made before conducting these tests as part of the LASIK consultation.