Alcon Wavelight Refractive Suite – the world’s most advanced laser system provides customised, rapid, and highly accurate treatments in LASIK.
How it Works
LASIK is a two-step procedure that first requires the creation of a corneal flap using the Wavelight FS200 Femtosecond laser. The second step is the vision correction, using a second laser called an Excimer laser to smoothly reshape the surface.
- The FS200 is precisely focused to a point below the surface of the cornea, where thousands of microscopic bubbles are formed to create the corneal flap.
- The surgeon controls flap diameter, depth, hinge location and width, and side-cut architecture – factors that can be varied per patient.
- The surgeon then exposes the prepared corneal bed for Excimer laser treatment by gently lifting the flap. The LASIK procedure is complete when the flap is securely repositioned.
This unique technology enables the dimensions of your corneal flap to be uniquely programmed based on what’s best for your eye.
- Five times faster than other laser systems providing shorter and more effective treatment – this means better vision for you and a more rapid visual recovery
- Active infrared multi-dimensional eye tracking – tracking and following eye movements over 1000 times per second
- Online pachymetry – measuring corneal thickness while the laser is working
- Wavefront customised treatments – ensuring the treatment pattern is specifically tailored for your eyes. This customised treatment measures the total refractive error and corneal shape of each eye giving you the opportunity to obtain your best possible vision.
The Excimer laser uses an infra-red multi-dimensional eye tracking system. The eye-tracker monitors eye movements at a rate of 1050Hz, or every 2 milliseconds, and guides the laser during treatment. If your eye moves outside of the trackers range it will halt the laser process until the eye is correctly positioned. This technology allows for excellent safety and surgeon control.
Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
WA Laser Eye Centre has been offering bladeless cataract surgery with the LenSx® Laser to patients since November 2012. The LenSx® Laser, by Alcon, is designed to bring the precision of laser technology to cataract surgery. This innovation allows the surgeon to perform some of the more challenging delicate steps of cataract surgery using a blade-free laser instead of manually performing these steps with an instrument. Now cataract patients have access to this advanced approach to lens replacement cataract surgery. Contact us today to find out more.