New technology makes the process quicker and more effective

New technology makes the process quicker and more efficient It’s amazing to think that Laser Eye Surgery, today the most commonly performed surgery in the world, evolved from a discovery made as long ago as 1948. The man at the root of it all: Jose Barraquer, a Barcelona-born ophthalmologist who was first to discover that refractive error could be corrected by sculpting corneal stromal tissue. This was a significant breakthrough. Before this time it was believed that external vision correction equipment such as…

What happens if I move my eyes during laser eye surgery?

What happens if I move my eyes during Laser Eye Surgery? Clutching a sharp bladed instrument the surgeon calmly says to the patient, “Don’t worry, I’ve done this hundreds of times before and haven’t made a mistake yet.” Not entirely filled with confidence, the patient smiles, and the surgeon accepts the gesture to begin manually slicing a precise flap in their cornea. Then, using a scalpel, he pries the wafer-thin flap away and winks at the patient, who by this…

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon? We all know the feeling when you come out of the store incredibly satisfied with your purchase: It’s the latest and greatest on the market, with the most cutting edge technology, so you’re told. You’re content, and for several weeks you happily go about using your new vehicle or product, bragging at any opportunity about how great and revolutionary it is. That’s until one day you…

What is IntraLase and is it Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

IntraLase is the terminology given to one of the laser machines, which is used to create a flap in the cornea. The technology group that it falls under is called a femtosecond laser. There are approximately six different types of femtosecond lasers in the world today, of which IntraLase is one of them. The way these lasers work is that instead of making a cut in the eye to create the flap is that they create a bubble there at a programmed depth within the cornea. …

What is Artemis Insight 100? [Video]

What is Artemis Insight 100? As a procedure that’s based on technology, you won’t go long reading about Laser Eye Surgery until you hear about “Artemis”. The Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, Artemis possessed special abilities including perfect aim with a bow and arrow and the ability to heal others of disease. Although it’s not the very same Artemis you uncover when researching Laser Eye Surgery, the fact they share the same name is no coincidence. Born out…