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What does all laser, blade free LASIK mean?

Dr. Lahners performs LASIK with the IntraLase and ALLEGRETTO Wave lasers. The IntraLase laser creates the flap without using a blade and the Allegretto Wave laser uses wavefront guided technology to reshape the cornea.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an outpatient surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to gently reshape the surface of the cornea. This causes little or no discomfort and improves vision. The beam gently pulses to remove a microscopic amount of tissue, allowing images to be more sharply focused on the retina.

What is Corneal Dystrophy?

Corneal dystrophies form a group of rare disorders which usually affect both eyes. They may be present at birth, but more frequently develop during adolescence and progress gradually throughout life.

How might my Cornea become damaged?

Your cornea may become hazy or damaged because of disease or injury. Corneal infections caused by inadequately cleaned contact lenses can lead to permanent corneal damage if not treated promptly. Trauma to the eye can likewise permanently injure the cornea, as can certain progressive diseases, such as keratoconus.

What is the difference between LASIK and Cataract Surgery?

The difference between LASIK and cataract surgery is that LASIK is a laser beam that treats the surface of the cornea. Cataract surgery requires a tiny incision in the eye to remove the cataract and implant your new lens. For patients with cataracts who wish to experience greater freedom from eyeglasses, we offer Laser Cataract Surgery. The…

What is corneal topography?

Every cornea has a certain shape and it’s important that we know the shape of your cornea to plan your surgery. This special map gives us a very accurate measurement of the amount of astigmatism you may have, providing you the best ever surgical outcome.