LASIK has become one of the most common elective surgical procedures in the United States. The surgery is painless, and it eliminates or reduces your dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see objects clearly. Patients are usually able to see dramatically better within 12 to 24 hours after their LASIK procedure.
We are proud to offer VICTUS Femtosecond All Laser Lasik, PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), and other refractive procedures for our patients. Our refractive surgeons, Dr. Noaman Sanni and Dr. Debra Koloms have over 25 years of combined experience performing refractive surgery and have performed thousands of refractive surgeries.
VICTUS™ Femtosecond Laser Platform
When performing all laser LASIK, our physicians use a gentle laser to create the corneal flap. This technology, also used to facilitate laser cataract surgery, allows them to better customize the corneal flap for each patient. As the name states, no blades are used in this kind of laser eye surgery.
Femtosecond lasers emit optical pulses of extremely short duration, as short as one-quadrillionth of a second. These ultra-short pulses do not transfer heat or shock to the material being cut and can make surgical incisions with extreme precision.
The VICTUS platform is designed for:
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of refractive surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the predecessor to the popular LASIK procedure. Though PRK recovery takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK eye surgery, PRK is still commonly performed and offers advantages over LASIK for some patients.
Like LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery, PRK works by reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser, allowing light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clear vision.
The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that in LASIK surgery a thin, hinged flap is created on the cornea to access the treatment area, whereas in PRK the cornea’s entire epithelial (outer) layer is removed to expose the area and no flap is created. For both PRK and LASIK, the excimer laser then sculpts the stromal layer of the cornea to correct your refractive error.