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Dr. Salz LASIK, laser vision and other refractive surgery procedures include the following:
Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser
Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) Alegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser or the VISX Laser system involves creating a precise thin superficial flap with the Intralase femtosecond laser. The flap is raised, and an ablation is performed to reshape the cornea with the aid of an eye tracker with the excimer laser, centered on the pupillary area. The flap is then replaced without sutures. The entire procedure is performed under topical anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.
Alegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser
OptiLASIK™ Laser Vision Correction is backed by the innovative technology and advanced performance of the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q Laser.
Equipped with all the advantages of the well proven ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Excimer Laser technology, the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q is one step closer to optimal laser vision correction.
The WaveLight® ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Excimer Laser was designed based on an ideal that was once only an imagination: a system with shortened surgery times, innovative and reliable eye tracking and a clear ergonomic concept. An enhanced pulse frequency of 400 Hz provides even faster treatments. The laser also includes an eye-tracking system adjusted to the high speed of the laser beam and a cross line projector for precise centration.
Its proven state-of-the-art technology provides excellent results in both Wavefront Optimized® and wavefront-guided laser vision correction. The Eye-Q provides the physician and patient both safety and reliability.
All-Laser" LASIK Surgery Intralase Pulsion™ FS Laser system.
The Intralase system creates a corneal flap of a precise thickness and diameter with a lower suction level than a standard microkeratome without using a blade. this makes creating a flap safer than standard microkeratomes using higher suction and blades.
Intralase presents proprietary femtosecond laser technology that will enable patients to choose vision correction surgery with confidence. The Intralase Pulsion™ FS Laser offers refractive surgeons and incomparable safety platform, optimal precision and total control as the only All-Laser alternative to the mechanical microkeratome.
VISX invented the technology for vision correction more than 15 years ago. The VISX laser has FDA approval to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Dr. Salz was principal Investigator for 4 different FDA studies for VISX approval.
* •Minimal post-operative discomfort
* •Rapid visual recovery-usually next day
* •Superior results in moderate & high myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia
* •Reduced risk of corneal haze in higher corrections
* •Re-operations (enhancements) easier
Wavefront based LASIK or PRK Wavefront
Based treatment measures not only the patient's glasses prescription (lower order aberration) but also measures other aberrations (higher order aberrations) which are present to varying degrees in all eyes, even the 20'20 eyes of pilots. The wavefront provides a unique "finger print" of the eye which is different for each patient even if they have the same glasses prescription. Conventional laser vision correction often significantly increases these higher order aberrations which can affect the quality of night vision and contrast sensitivity. Wavefront based treatments attempt to reduce or minimize any increase in higher order aberrations by inputting the wavefront measurements into the laser to be used for the laser vision correction. In conventional laser vision surgery, only the patient's prescription is entered into the laser.