There are a small percentage ofÂ LASIKÂ patients who will experience halos, increased glare, and reduction in general night vision after their eye surgery. A majority of these patients have undergone LASIK using older generation of lasers. Though a majority of people who receiveÂ LASIK surgeryÂ will not have any problems, the newest lasers incorporate technology that reduce the chance of detrimental side effects such as halos or glares.
If you are in theÂ New York City, Long Island, or Manhattan, New YorkÂ area, and are concerned about halos or glareÂ following your LASIK surgery, pleaseÂ contactÂ experienced LASIK surgeonÂ Dr. James KellyÂ for an initialÂ consultation. The Food and Drug Administration approved the Allegretto Wave excimer laser for use in LASIK surgery. Allegretto Wavelight uses a type of technology called PerfectPulse Technology.
This means the laser is calibrated to fit your individual eye measurements. The high quality of control during yourÂ LASIK eye surgeryÂ is adjusted through the energy level of the laser at each checkpoint it makes.Â The tracking technology used inÂ Allegretto WavelightÂ charts the movement of the eye at 200 times a second. This is amongÂ the fastest types of tracking performed by excimer lasers today. This allows the beam to know exactly where your eye is at all times. The eye may move quickly and possibly out of range of the beam, but the beam will wait for the eye to return to the proper position so that it can continue tracking.
Allegretto Wavelight uses wavefront-guided technology. Since no two eyes are the same, this allows a detailed map to be created of your eye down to the microscopic level. When the laser knows precisely where to go, more of the corneal tissue can be preserved. The results are clear vision.Allegretto WavelightÂ also creates a large optical zone. This is the part of the cornea that is actually touched by the beam of the laser. The quality of night vision after Allegreto Wavelight treatment is unparalleled in laser vision correction technology.Â Night vision side effects, such as glares and halos, are primarily eliminated because of this. In fact, clinical results show a nearly 100% success rate for overall vision and night vision.
If you would like to know more about theÂ Allegretto Wavelight Eye-Q excimer laser, pleaseÂ contact the Kelly Laser Center. We serve patients in theÂ New York City, Long Island, and ManhattanÂ areas.