Dr. Reena Patel continues to raise the standard for safety and precision in vision correction by researching and implementing advanced, customized, bladeless LASIK technologies in Wichita. Today we offer our LASIK patients blade-free LASIK with customized vision correction using the iDESIGN® Refractive Studio, the iFS® femtosecond laser and the STAR S4IR® excimer laser system to provide a procedure better known as iLASIK®.
iDESIGN® Refractive Studio
Every individual has unique irregularities in their eyes that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Our customized LASIK vision correction process measures every hill & valley of each eye with microscopic precision, maps those measurements out, and creates an individualized blueprint of your eyes.
This is all achieved through our iDESIGN® Refractive Studio, the first and only topography-integrated, wavefront-guided LASIK technology available. Dr. Patel is able to create a truly customized treatment plan for your unique eyes based on the information gathered from this revolutionary system. Your eyes are measured from one end to the other by using:
- Wavefront analysis to measure your optical pathway inside your eye
- Corneal topography to measure the surface of your eye
The high-definition, 3D scan that is generated of your eye is 25 times more precise than traditional methods of measuring. In just 3 seconds, the system captures over 1,200 data points including:
- Cornea shape and curvature
- Pupil diameter
- Light movement through the eye
The measurements gathered help guide our STAR S4IR® Excimer Laser during the actual cornea reshaping process so we can help patients achieve the very best vision results possible.
Benefits of Blade-free LASIK
- Stronger, more stable corneal flap
- Reduced risk of complications
- Faster visual recovery
- Accurate, reproducible incisions
- Exceptional safety
- Customization for each unique eye
iFS® Femtosecond Laser
During LASIK, a corneal flap is made. The flap allows Dr. Patel access to the underlying corneal tissue so it can be reshaped with an excimer laser to allow light to properly focus on the retina. Dr. Patel uses blade-free LASIK in Wichita to create the corneal flap in a faster, safer, and more precise manner than the traditional (hand-held blade) method. For this process, we utilize the iFS® femtosecond laser.
The iFS® laser creates a flap by generating energy that produces tiny bubbles at a precise depth which separates the corneal tissue. The flap is folded over so an excimer laser can reshape the underlying tissue. The entire process is based on iDESIGN® wavefront technology that gathers thousands of eye measurements to create an extremely customized vision correction plan for your unique eyes.
STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser
STAR S4IR® Excimer Laser delivers 100% personalized results based on the wavefront-guided technology of the iDESIGN® system. The STAR S4IR® Excimer Laser provides excellent outcomes for refractive patients by providing iris registration, variable repetition rate (VRR), variable spot scanning (VSS), ActiveTrak 3D tracking, and ActiveTrak automatic centration.
Contact us to schedule your free LASIK consultation to learn more about iDESIGN® and our other LASIK technologies. You can also find out if your eyes are right for this amazing procedure.