They seek to provide all services in a pleasant, efficient, and professional manner and environment. Mount Ogden Eye Center provides quality eye care for all eye diseases, conditions and surgical procedures. They have a group of highly qualified staff to assist in your care and to give you the personalized care that you deserve. Offering free monthly informational seminars, convenient patient financing, with several payment options, free consultations to determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction and to discuss your options.
Dr. Michael Wilcox talks about what you need to know about the LASIK procedure on Studio 5.
Laser Vision Correction
Many innovative surgical techniques of vision correction have been developed over the past thirty years, but none have been so reliable and effective as laser vision correction. For this reason, laser vision correction is rapidly becoming one of the most common eye surgeries in the United States. An excellent indication of our trust in this procedure is the fact that surgeons at the Mount Ogden Eye Center have had the surgery themselves-with typical fantastic results. They also have performed this surgery on many other eye doctors and other physicians, including family members.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomeleusis or Lasik is a safe, reliable and relatively painless way to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. LASIK changes the way light is refracted, or bent, as it passes through the cornea so that light focuses properly on the retina and objects can be seen clearly.
During the procedure, a device called microkeratome cuts a thin flap in the surface of the cornea. Patients are given anesthesia so they are unable to feel the instruments during the procedure. The flap is lifted and an excimer laser beam reshapes the curvature of the cornea to improve the patient’s vision. The flap is then closed for sealing.
This entire procedure takes approximately five minutes per eye, and patients are often ready to leave within a few minutes. The flap heals within a few days with no need for stitches.
After the procedure some patients have a foreign body sensation for a few hours after the surgery. Antibiotic eye drops are prescribed for a few days, along with any other post-operative instructions. Full recovery takes only a few weeks.
Custom LASIK is a procedure that utilizes a wavefront analyzer to provide eye care professionals with a precise map of the eye. By detecting exactly how light passes through the eye, the analyzers produce a topographical-like diagram.
This information is then programmed into an excimer laser enabling our surgeon to further customize the LASIK procedure to each patients eye based on the patient’s aberrations. This customized procedure can result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than ever.
The Difference Between Conventional LASIK and Custom LASIK?
Custom LASIK uses a tool called the wavefront analyzer to accurately measure the way light travels through your eye. The resulting map of your eye is then programmed into the laser, and the laser treats your eye based upon that personalized 3D map. Custom LASIK helps to treat “higher order” aberrations, which are tiny imperfections in the eye that can have a significant impact on one’s quality of vision. In fact, higher order aberrations have been linked to visual glare and halos. Higher order aberrations have not been previously treatable with contacts, glasses or Conventional LASIK.
Conventional LASIK is still a very good choice for many patients, though most will prefer the higher level of customization that CustomLASIK can provide. Ultimately, you need to discuss the options with our doctor. You can trust Mount Ogden Eye Center surgeons to help you make the correct decision.
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