New LASIK laser in LA

LASIK eye surgery has achieved remarkable results for patients since 1999, when it was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Millions of people no longer rely on contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses. Like all areas of science, LASIK technology is constantly changing with new advancements every year. Laser Eye Center believes in being at the forefront of emerging technologies and has a 30-year history of proven success, with over 500,000 procedures performed.

FDA Approves New LASIK Technology in 2024

In early January 2024, the FDA approved the Teneo Excimer Laser Platform created by Bausch + Lomb Corporation. This new LASIK device offers enhanced vision correction for myopia (nearsightedness) and myopia with astigmatism. Nearsightedness is a common refractive error that causes objects in the distance to appear blurry while nearby items are in focus. Around 25% of Americans have myopia, which tends to develop between eight and 12 years of age and may worsen during adolescence.

The Teneo excimer laser improves upon previous technologies and features new, unique features. The platform is smaller and functions faster than other models, making it a great addition to the operating room. Teneo features advanced software to track eye movement with a 1740 Hz operating system that ensures the patient’s eye movements during LASIK do not affect the ablation pattern and results. The software tracking system works three times faster than the excimer laser to adjust for eye movement and achieve better post-operative LASIK outcomes.

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Teneo operates at 500 Hz, making it the fastest excimer laser for corneal ablation available in the United States. Eye surgeons can customize the interface touch screen and access crucial patient data quickly during the procedure. The device is designed for the comfort of the surgeon and the patient, freeing up valuable space in the operating room. The operating bed’s swivel functions allow the surgeon to adjust the patient’s head position easily and accommodate patients of all sizes.

This new LASIK technology streamlines surgical planning and reduces the treatment steps to patient selection, selecting and confirming the procedure, and performing vision correction. Teneo is indicated to correct myopia astigmatism up to -10. D. Patients must be at least 22 years old with a stable prescription for at least 12 months.

ELITA Femtosecond Laser System

ELITA is a femtosecond laser system created by Johnson & Johnson to correct myopia with or without astigmatism. The technology is used for LASIK and the SILK procedure. Smooth Incision Lenticule Keratomileusis (SILK) is a new lenticular procedure that cuts fewer corneal fibers and does not fold corneal tissue. SILK preserves corneal strength and leads to faster nerve regeneration and healing. A lenticule is a thin piece of corneal tissue shaped like a contact lens removed via tiny incisions to reshape the cornea and sharpen vision.

The ELITA femtosecond laser uses highly precise pulses of laser energy using a quick laser-delivery system to smooth the corneal surface and make lenticular removal easier. The technology is a leap forward in corneal refractive technology and improves the surgical experience and patient outcomes. Clinical results show patients are satisfied with their visual acuity after vision correction with the ELITA system, and the technology elevates the standard of care for myopic patients.

LASIK or SILK with the ELITA excimer laser is indicated for patients with myopia or myopia astigmatism up to -12.00 diopters. ELITA is not yet available in the United States, but red light therapy is a unique treatment option that may help astigmatism and eye diseases, such as dry eye, cataracts, and glaucoma. The non-invasive treatment may reduce dependence on corrective eyewear and improve eye health.

Data Analysis Technology Offers Better Vision for LASIK Patients Needing Cataract Surgery

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Tens of millions of people have had LASIK in the last 25 years, and many of these patients will naturally develop cataracts as they age. A study in the Journal of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery reports that researchers from the University of Rochester created mathematical models of post-LASIK corneas and studied how various intraocular lens (IOL) implants would perform. Researchers found that extended depth-of-field (EDOF) IOLs, such as AcrySof IQ Vivity EDOF, led to fewer vision disturbances than a standard monofocal IOL for LASIK patients after cataract surgery.

This new technology reconstructs the eye in three dimensions, providing eye surgeons access to the entire topography (or mapping) of the cornea and internal eye lens. Eye doctors are much more likely to select the best IOL when they can see a 3D model of the information. Many patients struggle to understand how they will see with an IOL, and this computational personalized eye model helps patients visualize how well they will see with various IOL options.

A larger study is underway to quantify this data using optical coherence tomography (OCT) quantification tools. These programs can find broader trends in patients with cataracts years after LASIK surgery, and researchers are now applying these methods to study presbyopia, myopia, and other major eye conditions.

Laser Eye Center uses the gold standard laser technology platform for all-laser LASIK using the ex500 with Contoura® Vision Correction. This topography-guided technology captures more than twice as many unique points on each eye as conventional LASIK technology.

If you’re interested in laser vision correction, contact Laser Eye Center in Los Angeles, California. Our renowned ophthalmologists offer all-laser LASIK and are the premier center for refractive and cataract surgery. Contact our office at (800) 805-2737.


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