IFS All-Laser LASIK Technology
The iFS® is the latest and most advanced generation of femtosecond lasers. While other LASIK procedures use a mechanical microkeratome to create a flap of tissue on top of the cornea, the Intralase iFS® All-laser LASIK uses the bladeless technology of the highly advanced Femtosecond laser.
The iFS® laser creates what has also been called “The 10-Second Flap” through unprecedented speed and accuracy, and is designed to deliver biomechanically engineered flaps customized for each individual cornea. Because of its extraordinary speed and precision, the iFS® Femtosecond laser offers less discomfort for the patient, reduced tissue response and less inflammation for a more comfortable post-operative recovery.
The iFS® Femtosecond laser is designed uniquely with an inverted bevel-in side cut angle to effortlessly lift the corneal flap. The iFS® laser also enhances the adhesion of the post-operative flap and the stability of the cornea after LASIK. Additionally, it provides advanced options like the elliptical flap, by customizing the LASIK flap dimensions according to individual refractive errors and the corneal anatomy.
After extensive research, development, and clinical trials, the FDA has approved the iFS® Femtosecond laser as an amazing innovation in LASIK laser vision correction technology. The new iFS® Advanced Femtosecond Laser system takes LASIK surgery — and more specifically, LASIK flap creation — to a whole new standard of speed and control. It’s designed to deliver superbly engineered flaps that can be customized for every individual cornea.
Only The Best For Our LASIK Patients!
Many patients who undergo iFS® LASIK at Corneal Associates see better than 20/20 after their procedure!”
The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) has approved All-Laser LASIK technologies for use on U.S. astronauts. NASA’s decision was made after reviewing extensive military clinical data, which showed the combination of femtosecond laser for LASIK flap creation and wavefront-guided excimer laser for corneal sculpting provides superior safety and vision.
At Corneal Associates of New Jersey, we want the best eye care treatments available, not just for astronauts, but for each and every one of our patients!
Corneal Associates of New Jersey is fully committed to utilizing the safest and most advanced LASIK technology available. Now, with the addition of the iFS® laser, we have raised the standards of LASIK laser vision correction for New Jersey and the entire United States.
CustomVue Wavefront LASIK Technology
Corneal Associates is proud offer CustomVue Wavefront LASIK to all of our patients!
Because our practice is dedicated to the best possible visual outcomes for each of our patients, we have invested in the highest quality, state-of-the-art wavefront LASIK technology.
Custom Wavefront LASIK technology is a huge leap forward in advanced refractive eye surgery. This technology allows our surgeons to customize a treatment specifically for your eyes.
What Came Before Customvue Wavefront LASIK?
After years of studying the post-operative LASIK results, it was apparent that LASIK patients still suffered from visual issues un-related to actual refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These vision problems were noted as poor night vision, glare, halos, and fuzziness around lights. These errors are known as higher order aberrations.
Now, Wavefront enhanced excimer lasers can treat patients according to the uniqueness of their entire optical system, not just their prescription. This means clearer, sharper vision, especially at night.
Where Did Customvue Wavefront LASIK Come From?
Believe it or not, Wavefront LASIK technology actually had its origins with technology created for the Hubble Telescope. It was part of research and development for the Strategic Defense Initiative for NASA. Engineers and ophthalmologists invested millions of dollars to develop CustomVue Wavefront LASIK as a superior method of refractive eye surgery. Who would have known that this NASA research would have led to such a breakthrough for eye surgeons.
What Are Aberrations?
Every human eye suffers from some type of optical aberration or distortions. Low order aberrations are the commonly understood refractive errors, sphere and cylinder of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Higher-order aberrations such as trefoil, coma, and other similarly unfamiliar terms cannot be measured with a standard refraction.
To the left is a picture of a galaxy taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope suffered from higher order aberrations, just like the human eye can experience. The picture on the right was taken after the telescope was repaired, using the same Wavefront technology we use in LASIK today.
CustomVue LASIK Wavefront technology can:
- Drastically improve quality, contrast and crispness of your vision.
- Allow a patient to see better than you can with glasses or contact lenses.
- Increase your chances of seeing 20/20 or better. VISX CustomVue FDA Clinical Trial Data is 98% 20/20 or better after LASIK.
Preparing For Customvue LASIK
Pre-Operative LASIK Candidacy
If CustomVue Wavefront LASIK technology is appealing to you, we invite you to fill out our LASIK self-evaluation TEST and schedule your free consultation with Corneal Associates of New Jersey. After your initial consultation, you will be required to undergo a pre-operative examination to evaluate your overall eye health. Some have described this as the most thorough eye examination they have ever had. Because our practice is dedicated to safety with LASIK eye surgery, we perform a series of advanced diagnostic tests to determine your LASIK candidacy. Your cornea thickness is a critical component to your LASIK candidacy. If you do not have the proper amount of cornea thickness the procedure is not recommended. If you are not a LASIK candidate, our doctors will be happy to review other vision correction procedures that could be potentially better.
Custom Wavefront LASIK Candidacy Requirements
- The patient must have had a stable glasses or contact lens prescription
- The patient must be over the age of 18 (21 years old in many cases)
- The patient must have appropriate corneal thickness
- The patient’s prescription must be within the treatable parameters
- The patient must not have an extreme case of dry eye syndrome