How it Works
The IntraLase FS, an advanced femtosecond laser, safely creates a highly precise corneal flap, which is key to the rapid healing process. No blades are used during the flap-creation processes; a laser accurately shapes the flap for optimal safety and healing.
The laser is locked onto your iris. In seconds, the laser reshapes your corneal to the desired curvature. The flap is repositioned. Drops that prevent infection and inflammation are then placed on your eye. No eye patch is needed, but eye shields are placed for the first day. You are in and out of the surgical suite in less than 15 minutes.
The laser is an 193 nm Excimer Laser, a highly precise “cold” laser, your cornea is reshaped 0.25 micron–that’s 1/4000th of a millimeter or 1/100,000th of an inch–per pulse! Such incredible precision allows for great flexibility and customization for each eye of each patient. Coupling this with advanced wavefront technology, you can truly have a personalized treatment.
Quality Laser Vision Correction
Dr. Daniel Chang performs LASIK with the VISX Star S4 laser with Iris Registration, the most advanced laser technology platform available today. This state-of-the-art fourth-generation laser employs Variable Spot Scanning (VSS) and Variable Repetition Rate (VRR) to deliver beam sizes from 0.65 mm to 6.5 mm at varying repetition rates, resulting in optimized times. Additionally, ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking with Iris Registration captures all 3 dimensions of intra-operative eye movements and uses the structure of the iris to provide cyclorotational and centrational alignment. All this means precise outcomes and peace-of-mind. No wonder the VISX Star S4 laser is being used at the U.S. Naval Medical Center to treat Naval aviators–the “Top Gun” pilots who need superior vision to make aircraft carrier landings.