With each new technology in medicine, a trend of personalizing the techniques for patient care occurs. LASIK from its beginning had a customization element. The laser eye surgery cannot even be performed unless it is customized for the cornea to be operated on. Whether a clinic or hospital the experience itself becomes personalized from the moment a patient walks into a clinic. It’s the only way to get optimum care for a patient.
As recently as June 2017 a meta-analysis of FDA reports by patient outcomes reported on the three latest platforms for LASIK. It lists those machines as VISX iDesign, Alcon Contoura, and Nidek Catz. With 718 eyes undergoing the procedure with this equipment, the data shows impressive improvement. A 12-month follow-up demonstrated decreased postoperative difficulty driving at night. With nearly ten percent of the population 65 and above projected to be at nearly 21% by 2050 being able to drive at night into late senior years helps individuals and society. Symptoms of light sensitivity reduced as well. Modern lasers have continued to improve on patient outcomes increasing an already good record.
In May 2017, the Journal of Refractive Surgery reported that high hyperopic astigmatism laser eye surgery had good results when using a MEL 80 excimer laser. High hyperoptic astigmatism defines as both or even one meridian of the eye becomes farsighted. Difficult to treat the break though with the new excimer laser makes treatment outcome positive and possible. Comparison studies found topography-guided LASIK ranked superior in all visual performance parameters than contralateral eye SMILE in the condition of myopia a myopic astigmatism correction.
At the center of every study, the knowledge and compassion of the staff and doctor made a difference in the outcome. The equipment performs the procedure, but it is the doctor’s knowledge of anatomy, determination of the angle of the laser beam and knowledge of the patient’s history made the most difference. Houston Lasik follows this high-quality path, and the evidence is the fact NASA astronauts, Navy Seals and Air Force pilots use the clinic. More importantly, the evolution of LASIK continues due to the high training requirements on new equipment and the passion of the doctors for healing and successful surgery. Houston with its world class medical facilities encourages high professionalism in all venues.
Whether you have a common eye condition or a rare one checking in at the Houston LASIK clinic lets you know all the possibilities available. The level of counseling and consultation is exceptional. Surgery will not proceed until you are ready to make that decision. Each patient’s eyes are individual, and the machine calibrations are individual. The knowledge and expertise to make the necessary judgments to make optimum healing of the eyes lies in the doctor that does the surgery. Follow up ensures the long-term success of the operation. Visit with the staff at Houston Lasik. Explore all the options of laser eye surgery for your condition. Then enjoy your good eyesight.
Houston Lasik leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston Lasik, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.