The LADARVision excimer laser is a small spot, or "flying spot" laser system for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The LADARVision system uses a very small laser beam of less than 1 mm to shape the cornea, allowing for treatment of a large range of eye refractive problems.
LADARVision’s built-in eye tracker automatically follows any eye movements, allowing the system to accurately aim the laser beam and correct for any movement of the eye during the procedure. Originally pioneered by NASA, the eye tracking feature has improved treatment results and decreased risk of complications.
During LASIK, the computer controlled laser beam is moved rapidly across the corneal surface in a pattern of tiny overlapping spots. By measuring and correcting all eye movements during the laser procedure, the LADARVision system maintains accurate placement of the laser beam, making LASIK safer than with previous lasers without the eye tracking feature. The small spot scanning feature and the eye tracking feature allow for precise tissue shaping to ensure your desired results are reached.
Thanks to an exciting new procedure called Custom Cornea, the LADARVision System can treat both lower order and higher order aberrations. The LADARVision System uses the LADARWave Wavefront device to diagnose and measure higher order aberrations in your vision by creating Wavefront maps. LADARWave Custom LASIK has been approved by the FDA for patients with up to 8 diopters of nearsightedness with up to 4 diopters of astigmatism.