The lasers used for LASIK are miracles of modern technology. At RVI, the lasers used are the new Visumax™, the Ziemer Femto LDV™, and the B &L Technolas 217z-100 excimer. The outcomes in FDA studies document the excellence of the Technolas 217 ever since its introduction to the US as the most advanced “flying-spot” laser. Roholt Vision was the first in the Midwest to perform Zyoptix™ Wavefront-guided LASIK, and Zyoptix™ 6-D ACE™ eyetracking to increase safety and improve results for you. No other laser system has this advanced eyetracker, based on iris recognition, (better than pupil recognition because it includes the rotational dimension for improved astigmatic treatment). The Zyoptix system is capable of customizing pupil size to reduce glare, and removes the least amount of tissue per diopter correction of any competing laser.
The best way to compare the different lasers is to look at the results submitted to the FDA by the laser manufacturers. (www.fda.gov) FDA approval studies are carefully reviewed, unbiased studies which give the consumer an accurate comparative picture of a laser’s performance. The listed FDA 217z approval is for the 50 Hz laser, the new 100 Hz that RVI uses is even faster.
For detailed information, in context, please refer to the original FDA PMA’s. For myopia less than -8 diopters, most clinical studies show that PRK and LASIK are comparable, so FDA information on PRK is included when LASIK is not available. This data clearly shows the excellence of the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217 for treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism, both conventional and wavefront-guided LASIK (Zyoptix).
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