Medina Vision and Laser Centre co-manages all LASIK procedures with a select team of doctors. All of our LASIK surgeries are performed by Board Certified Ophthalmologists.
LASIK surgery is a corneal reshaping procedure used to correct refractive errors of the eye. LASIK allows quick, permanent and efficient treatment of vision impairments, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In most cases, patients can expect to see without the use of glasses or contact lenses. The recovery time following surgery is rather short, and most patients are able to return to their normal routine the next day.
No matter how ready you are for life without lenses, the decision to have LASIK is a big one. You want to know for certain that you’re getting the safest, most trusted treatment available. That’s why Medina Vision and Laser Centre offers an advanced approach to LASIK called the IntraLase Method™. Traditional LASIK uses an instrument called a microkeratome, a hand-held blade used for creating the corneal flap. The IntraLase Method enables the surgeon to create the corneal flap WITHOUT a blade by using tiny pulses of laser light, which are computer controlled for maximum precision.
The IntraLase Method delivers outstanding results, giving the surgeon the highest degree of surgical control for the most effective procedure you can have. Ultimately, the 100% blade-free IntraLase Method gives patients more confidence and less anxiety going in for LASIK treatment with the same, excellent visual outcome.
The custom LASIK surgery used by patients of Medina Vision and Laser is CustomVUE™. CustomVUE™ is a LASIK procedure that is completely customized per individual. Using WaveScan® digital technology, imperfectionson the eye surface are identified and measured 25 times more precisely than standard measures. The information gathered by the scan is transferred directly to the laser being used for the surgery. This enables a new, higher level of precision and accuracy to be achieved during surgery.
In many cases patients who undergo custom laser surgery end up with vision better than 20/20 and night vision is often significantly improved.
The IntraLase procedure is also available with Custom LASIK.
Corneal Reshaping Therapy
Corneal reshaping therapy (CRT), an alternative to LASIK surgery for patients who suffer from nearsightedness, is a revolutionary way to gently reshape the cornea during sleep. By using a highly specialized therapeutic rigid contact lens device that is inserted into the eye before bed, our CRT patients are typically able to see all day long without the use of glasses or contacts.
Many of our patients are drawn to corneal reshaping therapy because it offers a non-surgical, non-permanent way to correct vision on a day-to-day basis.
–And the best part is that there are no age restrictions for corneal reshaping therapy. Even children can reap the benefits of perfect vision achieved with CRT lenses. Additionally, CRT wearers rarely have increases in their pre-CRT prescription following discontinuation of CRT wear. In other words the entire length of time a patient uses these devices at night, their prescription would gradually return to pre-treatment levels if the CRT lenses are discontinued. This is a wonderful benefit for children who typically increase annually in nearsightedness during growth years.
Clear Lens Extraction
A refractive lensectomy is the process of surgically replacing the eye’s natural lens with a lens implant that corrects the patient’s refractive error. In a painless surgery that typically takes less than ten minutes per eye, the surgeon is able to correct cataracts, nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Patients who undergo clear lens extractions are typically able to get back to regular activities between 24 and 48 hours after surgery. Once healing is complete, patients can expect their vision to remain stable. Even patients who typically experience a change in prescription between vision appointments will benefit from unchanged vision after the surgery.
Visian ICL: Introducing a solution for patients with high amounts of nearsightedness.
The Visian ICL™ is a revolutionary refractive lens that can correct vision up to (don’t need the minus sign here)15 diopters of nearsightedness.
The Visian ICL™ procedure has been repeatedly improved through years of rigorous studies and continued refinement. This lens is a posterior chamber implant that is situated behind the iris and in front of the natural crystalline lens. It is also known as a Phakic IOL. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that a patient has surgery and leaves the same day.
ORange is a sophisticated device used to provide real time measurements of your eye — during surgery — which is not possible with today’s conventional instruments. ORange works by directing a beam of low intensity laser light into the eye while the surgical procedure is in process. The laser light reflects off of the retina, and sensors in the ORange instrument analyze the reflected wave of light exiting the eye. Using this information, your surgeon can evaluate the optical conditions in your eye throughout your cataract procedure.
Prior to ORange, surgeons were unable to assess the quality of vision during surgery, and would often have to wait until weeks after to determine the accuracy of the surgical results. Simply put, ORange is a valuable new technology that can help both doctors and patients achieve better results — and most importantly, an improved quality of vision .
Laser Directed Cataract Surgery
This cutting edge technology has recently become available to assist in cataract surgery. A specialized laser is used to make the corneal incision and facilitate the cataract removal. Use of the laser makes for an even more precise treatment while using less energy inside of the eye and further reducing post-operative complications.