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Best Lasik Technique to Minimize Side Effects?
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Best LASIK technique
I have been perfroming LASIK for 16 years, and had laser vision correction myself(PRK) in 1994. So, I know these procedures and techniques both personally and professionally. In my opinion, the best and safest LASIK technique is All Laser Lasik using the Intralase laser(to make the corneal flap) and then either the Wavelight Allegretto laser(my choice) or the Visx Customvue laser to correct the refractive error. The key to the current technology is to measure the unique individual...
Minimizing night vision and other problems in LASIK
First it is important that you are a good candidate for LASIK, that accurate measurements are taken to do the correct treatment for your particular case. Second it is also equally important that the best technology is used to avoid these problems. It is a bad idea to go to a center using older technology, even if it is at a lower price because some of the problems of night vision, halos, etc are more likely in my opinion by being treated on these technologies. Once something is FDA...
Minimizing Lasik side effects
The latest technology is custom wavefront guided treatments. This is where a computer measures every imperfection in the focusing ability of your eye, and then corrects for it on your cornea. This is the preferred procedure for military fighter pilots and only allowable procedure for NASA astronauts. This often improves night vision and gives patients the best possible treatment. The Navy has done most of their studies with (and prefers) the VISX laser, but there are others available. Be...