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LASIK advanced laser vision correction at Mattax Neu Prater
At Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center, bladeless, all-laser LASIK is a wavefront-guided custom surgical treatment for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism that reshapes the cornea to improve visual focus.
All LASIK procedures begin with the creation of a flap on the surface of the cornea, followed by a laser treatment that takes place under that flap. Drs. Mattax, Prater, and Thomas create a precise flap by using a laser for this important first step of the procedure. After the flap is lifted, the doctor uses the high-energy microsecond pulses of an excimer laser to remove microscopic layers of tissue to improve the curvature of the cornea. Once the treatment is completed, the flap is returned to its normal position and begins the rapid healing process. No stitches are necessary because the two layers of the cornea adhere naturally to each other. The entire procedure generally takes less than 20 minutes.
LASIK can be only as precise as the diagnostic map that guides the surgeon during the treatment.
A traditional LASIK procedure, based on the patient’s eyeglass prescription, can be very effective in reducing or eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses. However, without a precise map of visual errors that cannot be detected during a regular eye exam, traditional LASIK cannot correct other irregularities that may cause focusing problems.
More sophisticated wavefront technology takes LASIK vision correction to the next level—custom advanced laser vision correction—by providing an incredibly precise map for the surgeon to follow. A diagnostic device called a WaveScan WaveFront™ aberrometer quickly detects even minute visual errors by measuring the way light waves are distorted as they travel through the eye. WaveScan data makes it possible to provide a more precise treatment that can deliver superior results—better vision for night driving, for example.
Research conducted by U.S. Navy eye surgeons proved the superiority of wavefront-guided all-laser LASIK. As a result, this is the only LASIK procedure approved for military pilots and astronauts. Drs. Mattax, Prater, and Thomas believe that you deserve the same precision results.
“Mattax Neu Prater changed my life. The doctors and staff really inspired my confidence starting with the first visit, and with each visit going forward. I am so pleased with how their office handled my surgery. I would recommend them to anyone who is even considering LASIK. I wish I had done it sooner!”
- Cami, Actual Patient