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Subspecialties Refractive

The LASIK Evolution

Contemporary LASIK is not a single-system procedure. It incorporates three separate technologies – an excimer laser, a femtosecond laser and a wavefront aberrometer – all of which have undergone many innovations over the past 20 years. Explaining to patients how these advanced technologies combine to provide excellent results can be a challenge.

While all excimer lasers deliver very precise 193-nm laser pulses, the pulse delivery algorithms and the sophistication of the aberrometry systems that measure the eye and inform the laser are a major component of how we differentiate our results today. Another significant factor is the way in which the flap is designed. I coined the term EAGLE Vision to more intuitively convey to my patients what the iLASIK Technology Suite (Johnson & Johnson Vision), can now deliver for patients. EAGLE Vision stands for Elliptical-flap, Aberrometry-Guided, Laser-Enhanced Vision.

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Kerry Assil

Medical Director and CEO of Assil Eye Institute in Santa Monica, Calif. He is a paid consultant to Johnson & Johnson Vision.

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