Sunday, September 14, 2008

LASIK Technology and iLASIK

iLASIK™ the modern version of Lasik technology used for the correction of vision. This technology reshapes our cornea to correct the refractive imperfections in our eyes actually these imperfections are essentially because sometimes we are nearsighted, farsighted, etc. Well,  This LASIK technology (iLASIK™) uses two lasers instead of one. According to Dr. Schallhorn, “technologically speaking, there is no better time than now to join the over 12 million Americans who have benefited from LASIK.". iLASIK™ procedure fees will typically range between $2,000-$3,000 per eye, which includes includes all of the pre-surgery evaluation and post-surgery follow-up exams.
With the advanced lasik technology NASA and US military use to take this technology for their critical missions.According to Steven Schallhorn, M.D., a retired U.S. Navy captain and leader of clinical research  “The DOD and NASA have validated the fact that today’s LASIK exceeds all established standards of safety and effectiveness,...” Data has been found that 100 military personnel showed that 95&percnt achieved 20/20 uncorrected vision or better and 100&percnt of naval aviators have undergone this procedure and recommends this surgery to others naval aviators.

So lets see how this technology work :

"In the first stage of iLASIK, wave-front technology maps the unique characteristics of the individual’s eyes. Then, an ultra fast, computer-guided laser creates a corneal flap. This laser replaces the handheld microkeratome blade used in older forms of LASIK and makes the procedure exceptionally safe. After the flap is created, the wave-front mapping data guides a second laser for vision correction."

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