Eyes with normal vision bend or refract light onto the retina at the back of the eye. But if you have a visual impairment, light bends incorrectly, resulting in blurry vision. These visual impairments include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
There are different ways to correct these visual impairments. But one procedure proves more fruitful in giving clarity within a short time—laser vision correction.
Laser vision correction or LASIK is a surgical procedure that corrects myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The surgery uses a specific laser that cuts into the cornea with precision. However, conventional laser vision correction has its limitations.
One of those limitations is that the cut changes the dome shape of the cornea. It also fails to correct very subtle irregularities and flaws on the corneal surface. However, the Wavelight® ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q Laser steps into the picture to deal with such issues.
This is a procedure that uses wavefront technology to compensate for the curvature of the cornea. It helps preserve its shape and considers the unique curvature of each eye. The conservation of the corneal shape prevents the patient from experiencing glare, poor night vision, and halos.
The technology provides further refinement to the conventional LASIK procedure. It allows the procedure to be objective rather than subjective. This lets the surgeon customize the LASIK procedure to an individual. Wavefront technology provides a unique map of an individual’s eyes, not just the corneal surface.
Apart from the wavefront technology, it also incorporates PerfectPulse Technology™.
PerfectPulse Technology tracks every eye movement and controls every single pulse transmission. It creates a perfect attunement of the treatment system throughout the surgical procedure. It also reduces the risk of overheating the cornea due to thermal buildup. The result is a safe, accurate, and quick procedure.
Here is a further breakdown of the Wavelight ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q Laser to help you understand. It has a 400-Hz eye-tracker, treats a wider area, has smoother ablations, and has a fine laser beam.
Your eyes may continually make minute, abrupt changes. However, the special technology tracks them at a rate of 200 times per second and adjusts the laser to ensure effective correction. If your eyes move out of range, it will stop the treatment until they readjust.
The treatment enhances your day and night vision, unlike conventional laser correction that treats a small area. The minimal treatment area creates a problem when the pupil expands to twice its usual size in low light situations.
The laser sends additional energy pulses to the corneal periphery. It helps avoid the visual distortions that occur after conventional laser vision correction. The equal distribution of laser energy also preserves the asphericity of the cornea. It decreases halos and glares.
Fine laser beams deliver precise ablations. It results in better quality vision. It also preserves the shape of the cornea by avoiding sharp angles.
For more information on Wavelight ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q Laser, visit Laser Vision Delaware at our office in Wilmington, Delaware. You can call (302) 656-2020 today to schedule an appointment.