With a significant portion of the American population requiring the use of corrective lenses, laser eye surgery has seen a rise in popularity. This form of corrective surgery uses special lasers to reshape the surface of the cornea, allowing for sharper vision and reducing the need for corrective lenses. The popularity of laser eye treatment has led to great advances in technology and procedures. One of the latest surgical lasers is the allegretto wave excimer laser.
How The Allegretto Wave Laser Works
The Allegretto wave laser is a cutting edge excimer laser tool used for LASIK eye surgery. This laser uses PerfectPulse technology, which precisely calibrates the laser to your own individual needs. Before reaching your eye, the laser pulse passes through three distinct checkpoints, adjusting the strength of the beam if needed. In addition to calibrating the laser pulse, the allegretto wave laser uses a specially designed eye tracker that will monitor your eye movements up to 200 times a second. If your eye moves out of range, the tracker will stop the laser pulse from firing and wait until your eye moves back in range. Wavefront guided technology allows the allegretto wave laser to make an extremely detailed map of your eye. This map allows the laser to read a larger optical zone than older generation lasers allowing it to preserve more corneal tissue and eliminate halos and glare.
This excimer laser treatment reduces the amount of glare or halos during night vision that many standard LASIK patients report. The allegretto wave laser allows for a gradual transition and a more natural cornea shape upon completion of the surgery. The gradual transition eliminates halos and glare that have been reported in patients treated with an older generation LASIK excimer laser. Patients who have received allegretto wave LASIK treatment also report sharper vision.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey is the first and only eye care center in Southeastern Michigan to own an ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ laser. We have provided the information on this page to show why our eye care experts rely on this advanced piece of equipment to provide residents in and around Detroit and Bloomfield Hills with LASIK vision correction of unsurpassed quality.