Custom LASIK and iLASIK By William Goldstein on October 17, 2017

Bladeless LASIK, Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, better known as iLASIK, is a popular eye surgery used for correcting conditions like astigmatism, (hyperopia) and myopia in patients. A common misconception about LASIK is that it is a recent discovery in optometry. In reality, the steps that lead to current LASIK were first discovered in the 1950’s by Jose Barraquer, a Spanish ophthalmologist, in Columbia. Since the time LASIK was discovered, it has managed to correct several million eye sights all over the world!

The Popularity Of LASIK

One of the key reasons why LASIK is increasingly gaining popularity among patients suffering from common eye conditions/diseases is that it offers a permanent solution to the lifelong requirement of lenses or spectacles. This refractive eye surgery entails reshaping the corneal curvature surface of your eye for correcting vision. In the LASIK procedure, the flap of the eye’s corneal tissue is created and moved out of the way for eliminating near-sightedness or far-sightedness. This is done using a microkeratome or laser. The recent introduction of advanced technologies such as bladeless LASIK and wave front-guided or customized lasers has further increased the demand for this vision correcting procedure in the global market. After the correction is completed, the flap is replaced, creating fast healing with minimal risk.

Why Customized LASIK

The customized LASIK operation is now being considered by several thousand patients over traditional LASIK. In this eye surgery the most advanced laser technology is adopted for taking three-dimensional measurements of your eye. The procedure essentially maximized the ability of the ophthalmologist to alter the shape of the cornea for the patient. In a customized LASIK surgery, it is possible to identify the distinct characteristics of a patient’s eyes and offer more accurate vision

The demand for customized LASIK surgery is largely driven by the benefits like minimal side effects and downtime. This kind of LASIK surgery has been made possible by the introduction of improved technological devices that work on the principles of high speed and sensitivity and allow for more accurate implementation of the vision correction procedure.
The reason why customized LASIK is referred to as ‘cutting-edge technology’ is because it can lead to dramatic improvements in optical sharpness that is assessed with the help of the 20/20 vision eye chart. The highly detailed procedure also allows for minimal risk of any post-operation issues like glares and halos. Ophthalmologists report that the rising cases of visual disorders are likely to cause an increase in the demand for the customized LASIK procedure.

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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