Eye-Q Excimer Laser
LASIK Excimer Laser Jacksonville
Florida Eye Specialists is committed to providing the latest technology for the best outcome for every patient we see. We are very pleased to now offer treatment with the Eye-Q Excimer Laser. By using the Eye-Q and the IntraLase® together, we are able to revolutionizes LASIK with unparalleled precision and accuracy.
The Eye-Q Excimer Laser is the fastest and most precise laser system for vision correction available in the U.S. The laser employs what is called PerfectPulse Technology to safely and accurately control every single laser pulse from start to finish.
It’s important to remember that all LASIK is not created equal. The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser is the fastest laser for vision correction in the U.S. at this time. It also has the smallest laser beam at only .95mm. The “PerfectPulse Technology”, faster speed of the laser and small size of the beam help the cornea maintain its natural shape and very smooth surface with no steep angles or edges. The results are crisper vision, even at night.
The IntraLase method has been used successfully on thousands of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results for our laser eye surgery patients. Our commitment is to provide your patients with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision. With the ultra-high precision IntraLase laser, creating the corneal flap is now safer and more accurate. By eliminating the blade once used in traditional LASIK, our patients enjoy a premium level of safety.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is a precise, minimally invasive method of reshaping the cornea. At Florida Eye Specialists, we use a state-of-the-art computerized excimer laser to gently remove a thin layer of tissue from the corneal surface. The reshaping of the cornea helps to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses. The treatment takes 10 to 20 seconds. A contact lens is placed on the cornea after the treatment to keep the patient comfortable while the epithelial layer heals. This occurs in 3-5 days in most cases. The contact lens may be slightly bothersome and the vision is somewhat compromised during this time. After the cornea is healed and the contact lens is removed, vision will sharpen as the cornea continues to smooth. PRK affords excellent results and is the procedure of choice for Navy pilots, astronauts and patients with thin corneas or slightly irregular corneas. In U.S. clinical trials, 100 percent achieved improved vision and two-thirds were 20/20.