The Technology Behind the Surgeon

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The Technology Behind the Surgeon

Dr. Jackson uses the most advanced IntraLase technology to create the flap with infrared laser energy, in pulses of one quadrillionth of a second. It uses tiny, rapid pulses of laser light to create your corneal flap. Each pulse of light passes through the top layers of your cornea and forms a microscopic bubble at an exact depth and position within your eye that is determined by Dr. Jackson. The laser moves back and forth across your eye, creating a uniform layer of bubbles just beneath your corneal surface. The corneal flap is created by gently separating the tissue where these bubbles have formed and then gently laid back so the LASIK treatment can be performed. Once the flap has been created, the laser is used to reshape the cornea to correct your refractive error.

The IntraLase Laser

Intralase II FS60 Laser

  • Prevents the formation of “buttonhole” flaps which can create scars that affect vision
  • Prevents uneven flap edges which can create problems such as irregular astigmatism
  • Creates a flap with edges which are less likely to tear
  • Creates a flap which is tailored to your individual eye
  • Creates a flap that seals into place much better and faster than a flap created by a microkeratome
  • Increases the chance of achieving 20/20 vision or better
  • Reduces the likelihood of a need for touch-up procedures

The Most Advanced Excimer Laser Systems

Dr. Jackson uses the latest excimer laser in the market – the Technolas 217z. The excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea. The actual technique used depends on the level of correction needed for your eyesight. This is determined prior to treatment, when Dr. Jackson uses your exam results to program the laser.

Technolas 217z Excimer Laser

Technolas 217z Excimer Laser

  • It is the fastest excimer system available today, which means more accurate results and less stress for the patient.
  • Eye tracking system that stops the laser when the eye moves outside a pre-defined range. Knowing this provides our patients comfort when they are concerned about their eyes moving during the procedure.
  • Operates with a small beam laser – 1-2mm – which allows for greater accuracy.
  • In a clinical study, 91.5% of patients that received treatment with the Technolas 217z achieved 20/20 or better vision.
  • It uses a finely focused ‘flying spot’ beam linked to an ultra-fast eye tracking system that maps the position of the eye 200 times a second for greatest accuracy.