LASIK (IDESIGN WAVEFRONT)
ILASIK is the combination of the state-of-the-art laser technology, Intralase Bladeless Laser, the custom-made Wavefront and the eye recognition system. ILASIK is completely custom-made. Everything is performed based on the personal visional quality of the patient. The technology used in the ILASIK method is extremely safe.
When patients who have undergone ILASIK treatment are examined, clinical studies performed after 1 year demonstrate the following:
- More than 95% of all patients participating in the research study were able to pass their driving tests without eyeglasses or contact lenses.
- 98% of the patients with minor or major myopia and approximately 3/4 of all patients participating in the research study had a vision quality of 100% or better than that of pre-operation without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
- Patients with minor or major myopia were 4 times more satisfied with their night vision quality compared to the night vision that they had before the laser operation.
The first stage of the ILASIK method is the determination of characteristic features of your vision, based on the tests which also include the "Wavescan™ - Custom Made Treatment" technology. The Wavescan system plots a 3-dimensional map of your visual defects. Then with the custom-made treatment (Advanced CustomVue™) process, the custom-made treatment is designed using the digital information obtained from this map.
Wavefront involves sending a light beam to the eye and applying a laser treatment tailored for a specific person, after evaluating the image obtained from the retinal layer. This method is specifically preferred in patients with night vision problems or with dilated pupils, in order to avoid scattering, diffraction and haloing around light after laser. After evaluation with special Wavefront analyzing devices, the decision for surgery is made.
In laser treatment, customizing the treatment for each eye is key to successful results. iDesign advanced Wavefront-guided system allows each eye to be treated with custom-made treatments. Thus, the patients get rid of their eyeglasses and lenses and achieve an ultra-HD vision quality. With the Wavefront technology, 5 different measurements can be done in a short time. 5 different measurements that are normally done with automatic refractometer, keratometer, topography, aberrometer and pupillometer can be done with a single device. Custom-made treatments are offered using the data acquired. With the iDesign Wavefront technology, detailed corneal analysis can be done and the refractive errors can be identified up to the minute details. Thanks to the high-resolution sensor, the optical aberrations of the eye can be analyzed with a 5-times higher resolution. Better results and high patient satisfaction are achieved in laser treatments done by using the iDesign Wavefront technology.
Treatment Stages in ILASIK
At the first stage, a personal vision profile is prepared by Wavescan technology.
Afterwards, a corneal incision is created by femtosecond, without using a blade. Finally, the vision can be corrected by ILASIK.
Data reflected from the beams sent to the eye is detected by a special camera. Such data is sent to the Laser and the intended operation is performed. One of the reasons for preferring a custom-made treatment (Advanced CustomVue™) is the ability to acquire an exact patient-specific three-dimensional visual map with the aid of Wavefront aberrometer.
During laser treatments, pointing into the intended spot of the eye by the device is of crucial importance.
Therefore, there should be a digital locking system (eye tracker) between the eye and the device.
In the Wavefront treatment, measuring is performed in the sitting position, while the operation takes place in the lying position. A minor rotational ocular movement may occur while in the lying position. The laser device recognizes the iris of the patient and detects even the smallest rotational ocular movements. Unlike other eye tracking systems, this technology is also capable of monitoring the rotational ocular movements of the eye around its own axis.