Offering Residents in and near Troy, Birmingham, and Detroit Advanced LASIK Surgery
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. It is the most commonly performed surgery to correct corneal abnormalities that cause myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASIK has been instrumental in helping millions of people worldwide to eliminate or reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The ophthalmologists of Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey are leaders in the field of LASIK vision correction and have lectured internationally on the subject. By combining exceptional skill and experience with advanced technology, our doctors provide residents in and around Troy, Detroit, and Birmingham with LASIK surgery of unsurpassed quality.
The LASIK Procedure
A patient undergoing LASIK surgery will first receive anesthetic eye drops to ensure that the entire procedure is pain-free. Our top of the line laser, the WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser, is then used to create a thin, hinged flap in the outermost layer of the cornea. WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser is known for its unparalleled precision and stability.
The combination of an optimized repetition rate at 200 kHz, a special scanning algorithm, and customizable energy and spacing parameters make the WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser the fastest flap creation laser platform in the U.S.
The system’s unique treatment speed, approximately 6.0 seconds for a standard flap, the WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser allows our surgeons to customize the flap size and thickness for each patient.
After the corneal flap is created, it is gently lifted aside to expose the tissue underneath. An ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ laser, which emits a cool, ultraviolet light beam, is then used to reshape the cornea. Re-shaping the cornea allows it to focus light more precisely, resulting in improved vision. Once the underlying tissue has been sculpted, the corneal flap is replaced and allowed to re-attach naturally. The entire LASIK procedure lasts approximately 15 minutes total for both eyes.
If you are interested in finding out if you could benefit from LASIK, please contact the eye care professionals at our facility near Birmingham, Troy, and Detroit. Our LASIK surgery experts would be more than happy to be of service to you.
Customize Your LASIK Surgery
Custom LASIK vision correction improves upon other refractive procedures in that it allows the LASIK surgeon to reshape the cornea based not only on a patient’s eyeglass prescription but also on Wavefront™ considerations. The ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ laser incorporates higher order refractive errors based on wavefront™ data to provide a custom ablation. With this information, the excimer laser is able to more precisely restructure the cornea. This means that our Birmingham, Detroit, and Troy patients who undergo custom LASIK are more likely to achieve 20/20 vision than patients who undergo conventional LASIK. In fact, in a study conducted by the FDA, 87 percent of patients who underwent custom LASIK had 20/20 eyesight a year after the surgery. A full 60 percent of nearsighted patients experienced 20/16 vision.
Another advantage of custom LASIK is that it can correct what are known as higher-order aberrations. These visual distortions include glare, halos and impaired night vision. Previous vision correction procedures were only able to treat lower aberrations such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.
At our eye care center near Troy, Detroit and Birmingham, our LASIK experts employ an advanced laser vision correction technique that allows them to provide all of the benefits of custom LASIK without having to create a corneal flap. Through advanced surface ablation (ELASA), our ophthalmologists can perform “Surface LASIK” surgery. Since the need to create a corneal flap has until now prevented patients with thin corneas and other conditions from being able to undergo LASIK, advanced surface ablation has opened the door to enhanced vision for numerous individuals.
Our ophthalmologists incorporate the WaveLight® ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ excimer laser into the Surface LASIK procedure. Recently approved for use in LASIK, the ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ system is one of the most advanced laser platforms available today. It utilizes PerfectPulse™ technology to reshape the cornea smoothly and evenly, allowing for optimal visual results.
Please see our LASIK FAQ to learn more about the exceptional services we offer to residents in and near Birmingham, Detroit and Troy. Our LASIK surgery experts are dedicated to providing unparalleled eye care through the latest advancements in LASIK vision correction technology and a commitment to premium patient care.
If you have been considering laser vision correction, please contact the practice of Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey. Whether you are interested in LASIK, Epi-LASIK or other types of laser eye surgery, our ophthalmologists can enhance the quality of your life by providing you with stronger, clearer vision.
ELASA (PRK) Laser Eye Surgery
ELASA is a laser eye surgery procedure designed to treat low to moderate levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In ELASA, the surgeon uses an excimer laser to carefully remove the surface layer of the cornea called the epithelium. The cornea is then reshaped in order to allow it to properly focus light. Recovery time following ELASA surgery usually lasts a few days to a week. ELASA may be a safe and effective alternative to LASIK for patients who have thin corneas.
Please contact our office if you would like more information about Advanced Surface Ablation (ELASA), or any of the other vision correction procedures we offer patients in and around Troy, Detroit, and Birmingham. Laser eye surgery may be the key to helping you achieve the quality of vision you’ve always wanted.