iLasik Available At Lehmann Eye Center

Our eyes are one of the most precious gifts.
They’re portals that help us navigate our world.
Windows that let beauty into our lives. They let us see the subtlety in that knowing
smile. The first change of the season. The last ray of light. And all the splendor that
lies before us. But without good vision, it’s not about what
you’re seeing, it’s about what you’re missing. What if you could put your world back in focus?
See life’s moments as they were meant to be seen? What if you could enjoy freedom from
glasses or contacts? The iLASIK procedure will change the way you see the world. And,
how the world sees you. Important patient safety information: LASIK
(laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a laser surgery procedure that permanently
changes the shape of the cornea to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness,
or mixed visual irregularities due to an abnormal curve in the cornea. Only an eye care professional
trained in laser vision correction can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
You should not have LASIK if you have collagen vascular (such as rheumatoid arthritis), autoimmune,
or an immunodeficiency disease because they affect the body’s ability to heal. You should
not have this procedure if you are pregnant or nursing, show signs of corneal thinning,
or take medications with eye-related side effects, such as Isotretinoin (Accutane®)
for acne treatment or Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone®) for normalizing heart rhythm.
Precautions: Your doctor will examine your eyes to determine if you are a candidate for
this procedure. Talk to your doctor about any eye-related conditions, injuries, or surgeries
you have had, as well as any changes to your vision in the past year. These may result
in poor vision after LASIK. Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking. After
surgery, you may find it more difficult to see in conditions such as dim light, rain,
snow, fog, or glare from bright lights at night. LASIK is for patients 21 and over.
Side effects: Possible side effects include dryness, which may be severe; loss of vision
or the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery; and visual disturbances
such as halos (hazy rings around lights), glare, starbursts, double images, and other
visual irregularities that may be debilitating. LASIK requires the use of an instrument (keratome)
that cuts a flap on the surface of the cornea, and this may potentially cause swelling, corneal
scratch, and other flap-related complications. Please consult with your eye care professional
and carefully review the Patient Information Booklet regarding the potential risks and
benefits of this procedure. Results may vary for each individual patient.
The iLASIK Platform utilizes Advanced CustomVue Technology with the Star S4 IR Excimer Laser
System and WaveScan WaveFront System, as well as the IntraLase FS Femtosecond Laser or iFS
Advanced Femtosecond Laser. Caution: U.S. Federal Law restricts these
devices to use by practitioners who have been trained in their calibration and operation
and who have experience in the surgical treatment and management of refractive errors.
©2013 Abbott Medical Optics Inc. STAR S4IR, WaveScan WaveFront, IntraLase, VISX, iFS,
and iLasik are trademarks owned by or licensed to Abbott Laboratories, its affiliates or
subsidiaries. Accutane is a trademark of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. Corsarone is a trademark of Sanofi
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