The Uniqueness of the Human Eye
Your eyes are just as unique as your fingerprints. This is why there is no such thing as a laser eye treatment that is right for everyone. The best approach is when your eyes are mapped so a customized treatment plan can be developed. This enables Dr. Patel to focus on the specific characteristics of each individual eye. This process increased in effectiveness when the iDesign machine was developed. This is a highly advanced system capable of providing optimal treatment.
The iDesign machine uses numerous types of measurements to perform an eye scan including:
- Wavefront aberrometry
- New-technology corneal topography
The iDesign machine is highly accurate because it measures the smallest details of your eyes. The equipment was specialized to offer better precision and results for laser eye surgery.
The Specifics of iDesign
The iDesign machine captures information on more than 1200 points on the outer are of your eye called the cornea. The surgeon uses this information to create a treatment plan so precise, it can effectively address the smallest imperfection within your eye. Your treatment is 100 percent customized and the click of a button provides accurate measurements. The information obtained by the machine is a highly detailed blueprint of your eye. This blueprint is transferred to the computer guided laser. This enables our surgeon to identify and correct the imperfections.
The treatment is excellent for high or complex prescriptions because so much data about the eye is provided. The machine contains a specialized camera called an aberrometer. Small imperfections in your eye are determined through the use of lights. This means during your laser eye surgery, an astigmatism, long-sightedness and short-sightedness can all be treated at the same time. The procedure begins when a thin flap is made in the cornea of your eye. Once the flap has been lifted, the underlying cornea is reshaped by the laser into the programmed shape.
During a traditional eye laser surgery, the orthopedist and surgeon decide how your underlying cornea will be reshaped. With iDesign, the exact specifications are already in the laser. This enables Dr. Patel to know exactly what shape is required. The blueprint of your eye acts as the brain of the system because it provides highly accurate and detailed information. This does not mean the machine is capable of performing your surgery by itself. It means Dr. Patel does not experience any unpleasant surprises.
Once the reshaping of your cornea is complete, the flap is put back in the proper place. This concludes the surgery. The end result is usually a tremendous improvement in vision. It is important to realize this treatment is completely safe and is performed all over the world. Many individuals have the procedure because they do not want to wear glasses and it provides them with more precise vision. In 96.7 percent of all surgeries performed, the patient no longer required glasses. If you are interested in laser eye surgery with the iDesign machine, your first step is to call for a consultation. Contact us today at the Wichita Vision Institute to schedule your appointment.