LASIK Technology - Bladeless All-Laser Surgery

LASIK Technology

As the LASIK expert, Dr. Manger is committed to offering patients only the best in LASIK technology as part of the LASIKSM experience. A decade in the making, Dr. Manger has 7 lasers in his surgical facility and combines 3 of the most advanced technologies available when performing the LASIK procedure:

  • Wavefront laser: allows for a custom LASIK procedure and a level of detail that contributes to Dr. Manger’s unsurpassed outcomes; Dr. Manger has 2 wavefront lasers
  • Femtosecond laser: allows for a bladeless LASIK procedure and a higher level of precision; Dr. Manger has 2 femtosecond lasers
  • Excimer laser: because he has 3 different excimer lasers available, Dr. Manger can provide a level of customization that few other LASIK surgeons can match

A successful LASIK procedure cannot rely on technology alone. Before surgery, a LASIK surgeon must make more than TWO DOZEN decisions for EACH EYE. However, in the hands of a specially trained and highly skilled surgeon like Dr. Manger, these technologies mean the potential for better diagnosis, better treatments, and better vision. And Dr. Manger’s success rates prove it — 99.7% of his patients see 20/20 or better after the procedure. As for the other 0.3%? They happily see 20/30.1

Wavefront laser technology

lasik technology wavefront imageDr. Manger uses wavefront laser technology before and during your LASIK procedure to accurately and precisely measure the imperfections and irregularities in your eye. Wavefront laser technology is 25 times more accurate than the measurements typically taken during an eye exam. This allows Dr. Manger to correct imperfections that could never before be measured or corrected. When wavefront laser technology is used, the LASIK procedure is considered “Custom” or “Custom Wavefront” LASIK.

While not all LASIK surgeons use this advanced technology, Dr. Manger uses wavefront laser technology for every LASIK procedure to perform a truly custom LASIK eye surgery that delivers the clear, crisp vision you desire. Wavefront laser technology not only has the ability to affect the prescription that you’ll have after your custom LASIK procedure, but also the sharpness of your vision and how well you will be able to see fine details. The overall result of using this technology is a better visual outcome, with lower chance of certain visual side effects, than would likely be possible without it.

Femtosecond laser technology

Femtosecond lasers are the preferred method for creating the corneal flap during the LASIK procedure. When this laser is used to create the flap, the LASIK procedure is considered “All-Laser LASIK” or “100% blade-free.” Bladeless laser eye surgery has been one of the most groundbreaking advancements since laser vision correction was introduced in 1989.

Many people are surprised to learn that not all LASIK is the same, and that not all LASIK surgeons perform All-Laser LASIK procedures. Many surgeons still perform “conventional LASIK.” In conventional LASIK, the corneal flap is created with a metal blade and a mechanical holding device, called a microkeratome. Although conventional LASIK has been an effective procedure for many years, Dr. Manger has always remained at the forefront of LASIK technology and uses only All-Laser Custom LASIK technology for LASIK.

The benefits of LASIK using All-Laser Custom Wavefront LASIK technology include:

  • Fewer complications as seen with the earlier mechanical devices
  • Increased accuracy when creating the corneal flap
  • Unprecedented control and precision during the procedure
  • Higher level of safety and less patient anxiety
  • Reduced occurrence of side effects such as haloes and glare

Excimer laser technology

The excimer laser is used during LASIK to reshape the cornea and correct your vision. Dr. Manger is one of a very select group of LASIK surgeons in the United States who has the 3 most advanced excimer lasers in his state-of-the-art surgery center:

  • VISX Star 4 with Iris Registration
  • Allegretto WaveLight EX500
  • Allegretto Wave Eye-Q400

Dr. Manger has these excimer lasers available so he can completely customize a unique treatment plan for each patient. It’s just one more reason that Saddleback Eye Center is truly one of this country’s most elite laser vision correction practices. Most LASIK surgeons use the same excimer laser to treat all patients, and take a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Not Dr. Manger.

All of Dr. Manger’s excimer lasers feature advanced eye-tracking devices that automatically follow any eye movement that occurs during the LASIK procedure. These eye trackers are so sophisticated that they can track eye movements up to 1000 times per second. This ensures that the laser beam is centered on your eye at all times during the procedure. The VISX Star 4 with Iris Registration, the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q400, and the Allegretto WaveLight EX500 also have FDA approval for treating the widest range of prescriptions compared to other lasers on the market.

See for yourself why our patients consistently say LASIK technology with Dr. Manger was one of the best decisions they ever made — schedule your free* LASIK examination today.