Laser Vision Correction
Laser Vision Correction in the Fort Worth, Dallas Area – LASIK Information
The world of ophthalmology is one of the fastest evolving fields of medicine. Never before have so many new techniques and scientific breakthroughs been brought before the public in such a short time. Each year approximately 1 million laser vision correction procedures are peformed in the United States. For many patients, laser vision correction surgery provides almost miraculous freedom from glasses or contact lenses. Advances in laser eye care make it possible to effectively correct an extensive range of vision disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Patients embrace these laser vision correction procedures because of dramatic results and rapid recovery. Now, a number of laser vision correction procedures are available to the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas area through Tylock Eye Care & Laser Center.
What is involved in laser vision correction?
Many patients ask, “How does laser vision correction work?” The laser removes tissue from the center of the cornea (in the case of Myopia) to flatten corneal curvature and correct nearsightedness. In the case of farsightedness (Hyperopia), tissue is removed from the periphery of the cornea to steepen the curvature. The laser essentially reshapes the cornea’s front surface. Tissue is removed in a precise fashion on a microscopic level, leaving adjacent tissue intact. The cornea is sculpted into a more desirable shape, gently and precisely allowing rays of light to focus properly on the retina. LASIK has gone through many advancements, evolving from ALK and PRK. To learn more about LASIK, laser vision correction procedures, and other laser eye care options, contact our office serving Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas today!
The History of IntraLASIK
Laser vision correction surgery has become increasingly popular due to advances in technology and convenient access to surgical centers. Approximately 1 million procedures are performed each year in the United States. LASIK is a two-step procedure:
- Making the corneal flap.
- Excimer laser treatment to reshape the cornea and placing the flap back down.
Advances in excimer laser technology now make it possible to correct a more extensive range of refractive error; however the performance of the mechanical microkeratome and surgical blade used during LASIK surgery to create the corneal flap can be less predictable. For this reason, we now offer all laser Custom IntraLASIK with the Alcon Femtosecond 200KHz laser, and the Allegretto EX500 laser. Schedule a vision correction consultation at our Dallas and Fort Worth area laser eye care practice to learn more about all laser LASIK.