September 10, 2016

Contact Lenses v Laser Eye Surgery – Which is Better?

Contact Lenses v Laser Eye Surgery – Which is Better? If you regularly use contact lenses or other visual aids, you’ve probably considered taking the leap […]
January 13, 2016

Wavefront-Guided Myopic Femto-LASIK Based on Measurements With a New Hartmann-Shack Aberrometer

We evaluated the visual, refractive and ocular aberrometric outcomes after wavefront-guided (WFG) laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for the correction of myopia using an excimer laser platform with Iris Registration (IR) technology (STAR S4IR excimer laser, Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA, USA) and combined with a new Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor (iDesign aberrometer, Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA, USA) capturing 1250 data points from a 7.0-mm pupil and using Fourier reconstruction for aberration data.
January 13, 2016

What Is iDesign?

It’s a way of measuring the eye before treating it to get rid of any spectacle error present. Because it uses more ‘data points’ than older instruments, it gives a more accurate assessment of the eye in planning for it to be able to see without the need for contact lenses or glasses.
January 13, 2016

Is Small Incision Lenticular Extraction Any Better than LASIK?

A new technique being used to treat myopia is called SMILE. That stands for SMall Incision Lenticular Extraction. It is a little different to LASIK. With LASIK a femtosecond laser is used to make a flap in the cornea which is semicircular and which is lifted up to expose the underling corneal stroma. An excimer laser is then used to reshape the stroma before the flap is put back down over the treated area.
January 13, 2016

Lens Implants for Patients who Can’t Read Without Glasses

Lens Implant is a great option for people who hate having to put on reading glasses. Many people only have to start using reading glasses in their forties. It’s down hill from there on. At first it’s just sometimes. Then most of the time they want to see up close. Then ALL the time. The final straw is when they need glasses to see in the distance AS WELL as to see a computer or to read.