Using revolutionary wave-scan technology, the doctors at Cornea Associates of Texas can perform custom LASIK surgery. Used to carefully measure a patient's prescription and detect and correct subtle distortions in their eyes, this new technology improves the overall success rate.
In performing LASIK surgery, we have several options of how the laser is programmed to correct someone’s vision. The traditional way has been to measure the prescription of the eye likely for glasses. So patient would come in, we measure the prescription, we program the computer on the laser with that prescription and the laser treats that prescription uniformly, but it is kind of a generic treatment. So everyone with the same prescription would get the same basic treatment with the laser. The newest technology; however, goes one step further. It is called Custom LASIK and with Custom LASIK, we use a special wave scan machine, which is a very sophisticated instrument that measures not only the prescription of someone’s eyes, but can also detect subtle distortions that someone has in the vision and that information is fed to the computer, programming the laser to be able to correct those imperfections and distortions. So that with Custom LASIK, it truly is customized to your eyes to get the best possible clarity of vision and with that procedure we are seeing better results then we could with the traditional LASIK alone.