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The best in Wavefront LASIK

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. Furthermore, 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.

A Personalized Procedure

A Personalized
Procedure

Wavefront technology allows customized laser correction for each patient. This advanced form of LASIK reduces high order aberration (imperfections) of the cornea and gives clearer vision with reduced glare and halos.

Advanced Vision
Correction

VisuMax-WaveLight EX500 Laser System represents the pinnacle in laser vision correction. Combining the most advanced femtosecond laser for flap creation and the highest precision excimer laser for vision correction results in a fast, precise, and gentle surgery.

Procedures

Bladeless Wavefront
LASIK

Small Incision Lenticule
Extraction (SMILE)

Implantable Collamer
Lens (ICL)

Refractive Cataract
Surgery

Refractive Lens
Exchange (RLE)

Contoura
LASIK (T-CAT)

Photorefractive
Keratectomy (PRK)

Corneal Collagen
Cross-Linking (CXL)

FAQ

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While the vision correction with LASIK is permanent, the vision can change following surgery due to the aging of the eye. At CCRS, we plan for a long-term by considering the age and the amount of correction you the need. We then offer the surgical option, which will give you the best vision for the longest time.

How firmly the LASIK flap has healed is the primary determinant in LASIK repeatability. In other words, it is of more importance the elapsed time since the original LASIK than the number of surgeries. Sometime between 3 to 5 years following LASIK, the flap completely heals, and lifting it to repeat LASIK can cause complications. On the contrary, the flap can be lifted several times to perform enhancements before it adheres firmly. In most cases, the amount of corneal tissue removed during repeat surgery is small that corneal thickness rarely serves as the limiting factor in repeating LASIK.

A normal corneal thickness is between 500 to 600 microns (one micron is 1/1000 of a millimeter). Most people who are good candidates for LASIK have a corneal thickness in this range. The corneal thickness is important because there should be sufficient amount of tissue after LASIK for the cornea to remain firm and stable. For those with thin cornea, LASIK may induce corneal weakness that may lead to warping and blurry vision. This condition is called keratectasia.

There is no pain with bladeless LASIK, as very little pressure is applied to the eye. Also, the eye is numbed completely with drops before the surgery.

LASIK is a safe and effective procedure that has benefitted millions of people. Today’s bladeless LASIK surgery reflects over 20 years of experience and is the most established form of vision correction surgery. The advances in laser technology, as exemplified by the VisuMax-WaveLight EX 500 laser suite, have made LASIK even safer, more comfortable, and more accurate. However, as with any procedure, there are risks, so you should consult your doctor to see if LASIK is right for you.

The cost of Wavefront LASIK ranges from three to five thousand dollars for both eyes. The range in price reflects different options including bladed vs. bladeless LASIK and Contoura LASIK.

Topography-guided custom ablation treatment (T-CAT) is also known as Contoura LASIK. It is a customized LASIK in which specific information obtained with a corneal analyzer, called Vario Topolyzer, is used to customize the treatment for each eye. The subtle imperfections of the human cornea are detected and incorporated into the laser treatment to yield clearer and sharper vision. The FDA study showed that Contoura LASIK results in a better outcome than the conventional LASIK.