Wavefront-Optimized Vision Correction Lasers Able to Treat More Patients than Wavefront-Guided Lasers

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Didn't qualify for laser vision correction with a wavefront-guided laser? A recent study shows wavefront-optimized can help more people see without glasses or contacts.

The wavefront-optimized WaveLight Allegretto Wave™ laser is able to treat patients who did not qualify for LASIK with the wavefront-guided Visx Star S4™ laser. This was exemplified in a recent study published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The study compared the visual acuity and higher-order aberrations (HOAs) of the wavefront-optimized and wavefront-guided lasers in LASIK.

While there was not significant difference in the successful surgery outcomes of each laser (all patients were able to see 20/25 or better following the procedure), the wavefront-optimized laser was able to treat patients that the wavefront-guided laser was not. Fourteen eyes in the study had to be switched from the wavefront-guided laser to the wavefront-optimized laser: eight eyes were switched because of poor limbal ring alignment the wavefront-guided could not correct, five eyes had inconsistent wave scans and one eye had no iris registration with the wavefront-guided laser.

Keil Lasik Vision Center in Grand Rapids utilizes the wavefront-optimized WaveLight Allegretto Wave™ in order to provide the very best in laser vision correction to more people than ever before.

“LASIK is an amazing procedure that has helped so many people see to their full potential,” Dr. Michael Keil said. “We use the WaveLight Allegretto Wave™ because we want to help as many people as possible live their lives without the hassle of glasses or contacts.”

For additional information about laser vision correction, Dr. Keil or Keil Lasik Vision Center please visit http://www.KeilLasik.com. To read the full LASIK study from the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery visit http://www.jcrsjournal.org/article/S0886-3350%2809%2901122-5/abstract.

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