Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Arizona, US, has opened a new patient care facility in Flagstaff.
The new Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center will provide bladeless LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and other vision correction procedures, including the implantable contact lens, in addition to cataract surgery and retina care.
The new facility is equipped with the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser, which is used to reshape the corneal tissue after the LASIK flap is created.
Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center LASIK surgeon David McGarey said: "The Eye-Q laser can correct vision in as little as eight seconds and is the only LASIK technology that maintains the natural overall curvature of the cornea, which is important for preventing unwanted side-effects such as glare or poor night vision."
The eye centre’s surgeons will use the IntraLase laser instead of a metal blade to create the corneal flap for LASIK, thereby providing predictable results for the patients.
The IntraLase was shown to facilitate better vision outcomes when it is used as part of the LASIK procedure in studies.
It will allow the surgeons to tailor the dimensions of each flap, including its thickness and diametre and the angle of its edges, based on what is best for each individual eye.
Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center LASIK surgeon David McGarey said: "The integration of innovative and effective procedures such as bladeless LASIK and comprehensive retina care backed by state-of-the-art imaging and surgical systems enables our patients in the Flagstaff area to achieve their best vision safely, comfortably and conveniently in the least amount of time."