The equipment used to perform eye surgery is highly specialized. It must be precise, reliable, and capable of removing microscopic amounts of tissue at a time. The FDA has approved several, including the WaveLight FS200 Eye-Q excimer laser.
How Does an Excimer Laser Work?
The excimer laser employs modern technology to reshape the cornea. This is done by emitting ultraviolet light in a cool beam. A specific wavelength is used. Pulses of energy penetrate small amounts of cornea, sometimes as little as 0.25 microns.
The laser is used to flatten the cornea when adjusting for nearsightedness. It will steepen the cornea for farsightedness and it will smooth irregularities when correcting astigmatism.
Today, many new excimer lasers are equipped with eye-tracking systems that monitor movements and keep the laser on target. This has led to better outcomes for patients and fewer complications.
WaveLight FS200 Eye-Q Excimer Laser Features
While you don’t have to understand the equipment or process fully, it can be reassuring to know that your doctor is using the most up-to-date technology available. The WaveLight FS200 Eye-Q excimer laser includes:
- 400 Hz eye tracker that monitors movement before releasing pulses
- Fine laser beam that tracks between 1.5mm and 8mm with auto-centering
- Additional safety and precision with proprietary PerfectPulse Technology
- Stable energy flow with integrated, closed-loop control
Should You Correct Your Vision with Surgery?
An ophthalmologist can provide more information on whether or not surgery is the best option for you. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey Michigan’s Leading Eye Care Physicians at our Southeast Michigan offices to learn more and schedule a consultation.