The WaveLight™ ALLEGRETTO WAVE ™ Eye-Q Laser is a revolutionary invention in eye treatment. It incorporates a laser system aimed at correcting refractive errors. These refractive errors include hyperopia or far-sightedness, myopia or near-sightedness, and astigmatism.
It applies advanced wavefront and perfect pulse technology to correct these vision problems.
Wavefront technology measures the patient’s eyes' refractive error, allowing for a customized treatment for each cornea. It compensates for the angle of the laser beam by sending extra pulses to the marginal corneal area. This is unlike earlier laser correction procedures that concentrated only on the forward-facing part of the cornea.
The result of these earlier technologies was a flat, spherical area that ended suddenly. It would then cause spherical distortions, leading to unwanted side effects. The side effects include glares, halos, and poor night vision.
Using the WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q Laser helps preserve the aspherical shape of the corneal area and prevent these side effects.
Perfect pulse technology helps ensure the precision, safety, and speed of the procedure. The laser’s core computer tracks each pulse applied to the eye, ensuring that overlap only happens after at least five pulses. This thermal shot distribution reduces the risk of damage to the cornea by applying too much heat.
The WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q Laser has three infrared cameras tracking the movements of the eye during the procedure. It does this up to 400 times per second, where other eye trackers do it at 200 times per second.
Other advanced features of the technology include:
After release, the laser passes through three checkpoints before it reaches your eye. The energy level is checked at every point and adjusted as needed. This ensures that the laser’s energy is calibrated impeccably and to the right level when it reaches its destination.
This laser produces some of the largest portions of cornea corrected by laser. These portions are referred to as optical zones. Large optical zones are important for people with large pupils and night vision, as the pupil enlarges in darkness.
A patient with pupils larger than the optical zone will experience side effects. These side effects include poor night vision, peripheral vision, and higher than the typical number of glares and halos.
If the eye moves out of range or too rapidly to be measured at any point, the laser will halt and wait for the eye to move back into position. This allows for precise centration and alignment of the head and eye position. This is in addition to it tracking eye movements at the speed of 400 times per second.
All the above features and their benefits show that the WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q Laser is fast, safe, and precise. It is better than any technology before it. Thus, if you are looking to correct your vision through laser technology, this is the way to go.
If you have issues with vision and need a consult, call Laser Vision Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware at 302-656-2020.