Refractive Surgery Options for CustomLASIK – Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, FAAO
Custom LASIK, also known as wavefront LASIK or wavefront-guided LASIK, is an enhanced version of traditional laser surgery. CustomLASIK utilizes advanced diagnostic equipment to produce a unique map of the visual system of the eye. This three-dimensional map serves as a "fingerprint" of the eye, which is unique to each person.
A wavefront analysis (CustomLASIK), allows LASIK Long Island surgeon Dr. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, FAAO, to identify unique refractive errors affecting each eye. In addition to detecting and mapping common imperfections such as farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, a wavefront analysis identifies higher order aberrations, subtle visual distortions that account for more than 10 percent of total refractive errors of the eye and contribute to glare, halos and starbursts, specifically in low-light environments.
Why Is CustomLASIK Important for Visual Correction?
CustomLASIK equipment provides a customized vision correction treatment. The diagnostic information obtained through wavefront analysis is transferred to the excimer laser for corneal reshaping. Thus, rather than correcting common refractive errors according to a patient's eyeglass prescription, the excimer laser is programmed to deliver a much more complex pattern of correction, thereby simultaneously reducing or completely eliminating higher order aberrations as well as common visual defects.
While it is impossible to eliminate all higher order aberrations, FDA clinical trials of CustomLASIK indicate that 94 percent of patients were able to see 20/20 or better after surgery. These outcomes are far superior when compared to non-wavefront LASIK surgery. One of the greatest advantages of CustomLASIK is improved night vision.
CustomLASIK can be used for customized treatment during LASIK eye surgery and PRK.
Dr. Donnenfeld provides all of his Long Island LASIK eye surgery patients with CustomLASIK surgery, thereby consistently delivering optimal vision correction results.
For more information on CustomLASIK and your LASIK eye surgery candidacy, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Donnenfeld. He sees patients for a variety of eye conditions, including cataracts, at several locations throughout the Tri-State area, including: