The Very Best Technology for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
In recent years, we have conducted a number of surveys to discover what qualities are the most important to those interested in Laser Eye Surgery. During this time, we have found that the quality of the technology used at their chosen clinic is consistently among the most important considerations for our patients – and that makes complete sense to us!
Advancements in technology and equipment have helped to make Laser Eye Surgery an increasingly viable option for more people than ever before. That’s why, here at London Vision Clinic, we’re proud to offer the highest-quality Laser Eye Surgery treatment using only the very best technology. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the world-renowned technology in use at our Harley Street clinic.
The Carl Zeiss Meditec VisuMax Laser
LASIK – also known as laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis – is the most commonly performed Laser Eye Surgery procedure. In fact, typically only around 15-20% of patients are considered ineligible for LASIK. In these cases, another treatment, such as PRK/LASEK or ReLEx SMILE, is likely suitable. But what all of these treatments have in common at London Vision Clinic is the use of the state-of-the-art Carl Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond laser.
This groundbreaking laser employs high-performance femtosecond laser technology for superior precision, speed, and sensitivity. These features allow the Carl Zeiss VisuMax laser to offer the least discomfort and the fastest recovery time for our patients.
The Carl Zeiss Meditec VisuMax is the latest (3rd) generation femtosecond laser. It is more precise and energy-efficient than any other system and is also the only femtosecond laser that does not increase the pressure inside the eye – hence patients feel nothing during treatment. Because of its unique accuracy, the VisuMax is the only femtosecond laser that is suitable for the “keyhole” form of LASIK: ReLEx SMILE.
Expert Laser Eye Surgeon and our founder, Professor Dan Reinstein, tells us more:
“The VisuMax was perceived as a femtosecond laser that would be accurate enough to be able to produce incisions within the stromal component of the cornea and stand alone as an individual, fully contained refractive surgical tool.
“The folks at Carl Zeiss Meditec recruited some of their top optical scientists in order to design the optics of this laser, not only so that the beam could be extremely tightly focused so that the drop-off in energy from the interface impact point, is very, very steep, meaning that there is very little eradication of the surrounding tissue that would produce heat. But also they designed a beam path which means that the energy transfer from the head of the laser all the way to the cornea of the patient is very efficient.”
The Carl Zeiss MEL 90 Excimer Laser
The Zeiss MEL 90 excimer laser was developed by a team of Laser Eye Surgery experts, including Professor Dan Reinstein to meet the needs for modern refractive surgery. The MEL90 offers incredibly accurate and auto-stabilised delivery, along with the fastest responses of any laser, and cutting-edge eye-tracking technology, without the need for constant calibration.
The Artemis Insight 100
Professor Reinstein also helped to develop the Artemis Insight 100 – the most accurate corneal scanner in the world. This impressive piece of technology was born out of Prof. Reinstein’s theory that ultrasound could be used to scan the surface of the cornea. For this reason, London Vision Clinic was the first Laser Eye Surgery clinic in the whole world to use
Since its introduction, the Artemis has greatly improved the accuracy, safety, and outcomes of Laser Eye Surgery across the board. As Professor Dan explains in the video below, the Artemis Insight 100 is now invaluable in diagnosing eye conditions such as keratoconus.
In addition to measuring the thickness of the cornea, the Artemis Insight can also map the individual layers of the corneal tissue to an accuracy of 1 micron (1/1000th of a mm) and produce a 3D image of the eye. Being able to make accurate diagnoses with corneal scanning allows our surgeons to determine your overall suitability for Laser Eye Surgery and to take all the necessary precautions to ensure the most satisfactory outcome.
Other Technology at London Vision Clinic
We use a wide range of cutting-edge technology at every step of your treatment. This includes tests and examinations during the rigorous screening process which allow us to accurately determine the right treatment for you. If you’d like to learn more about the technology used at London Vision Clinic, visit our ‘Technology‘ page.
Would you like to learn more about the Laser Eye Surgery process at London Vision Clinic? Then don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly clinic coordinators – we’re always on hand to help! Alternatively, Book a Consultation to start your journey to clear vision today.