Visx CustomVue vs. LadarVision Custom Cornea vs. Zyoptix vs. Allegretto
By Michele Boyer
If you are considering laser vision correction, a thorough screening by a qualified laser eye surgeon is a must. Finding a qualified laser eye surgeon means identifying one who has plenty of experience performing a variety of laser eye surgeries such as LASIK, PRK, LASEK and EpiLASIK. A qualified eye surgeon will be ready to provide statistics about his or her practice that are well within the standards and guidelines established by the FDA. Find out what diagnostic testing will be done to determine your specific surgical needs and the type of surgery that is best for you.
Wavefront guided laser surgery is the most advanced technology used to perform precision LASIK surgery, sculpting the cornea according to a computer-measured map to treat astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness, with such precision that it also addresses “Higher Order Aberrations” or minute aberrations in your vision.
Visx CustomVue laser, LadarVision’s Custom Cornea, Bausch & Lomb’s Zyoptix laser, and the Allegretto Wave, are all excellent lasers used for wavefront-guided laser eye surgery such as the “custom LASIK” procedure. As with traditional LASIK, the procedure sculpts the corneas to create the shape needed to produce the desired vision correction. However, the excimer lasers used for Custom LASIK all use advanced “wavefront” technology, to design a precise digital report of the corneal surface that is then used by a computer to guide the laser in precisely reshaping the cornea. The result with all of these wavefront-guided lasers is often better than your previously best-corrected vision.