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The VisuMax-Wavelight EX500 system represents the finest in Custom Bladeless Wavefront LASIK. This platform combines two of the most advanced lasers in LASIK surgery. VisuMax, the femtosecond laser, creates the LASIK flap, and Wavelight EX500, the excimer laser, performs custom ablation and sculpting of the cornea. The VisuMax-Wavelight EX500 laser system is uniquely capable of delivering the highest quality of vision. Also, as the lasers apply minimal eye pressure and have the fastest speed, the procedure is very gentle, quick and painless.
Dr. Paul C. Lee at CCRS was the first surgeon on the West Coast to perform LASIK using these two advanced laser systems.
There is no pain with bladeless LASIK, as very little pressure is applied to the eye for a few seconds. Also, the eye is numbed completely with drops before the surgery.
The cost of Wavefront LASIK ranges from three to five thousand dollars for both eyes.
While the vision correction with LASIK is permanent, there can be changes to the vision after surgery, including the natural aging changes of the eye.
LASIK is a safe and effective procedure that has benefitted millions of people. However, as with any procedure, there are risks, so you should consult your doctor to see if LASIK is right for you. You should also consider different surgical options to see to find the one that will benefit you the most.
Topography-guided custom ablation treatment or TCAT is also known as Contoura LASIK. In this custom LASIK, exact and detailed information of the patient's cornea is obtained using a topography device called Topolyzer. This information is used to treat very subtle abnormalities that exist in the human cornea in an attempt to bring out the best visual outcome.