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Improve understanding of this life-changing treatment Clear up confusion Address questions and concerns My goal
Great option – but not for everyone 95% satisfaction rate worldwide Works well for carefully selected candidates LASIK
Excimer laser approved by FDA in 1995 First treatment was PRK Surgeons soon began using LASIK Faster healing with minimal discomfort Brief History
Most common vision correcting surgery Over 4 million Americans treated each year Sophisticated techniques and technology LASIK Today
All surgeons achieve excellent results The surgeon’s role is minimal High-tech lasers do all the work It’s good to shop for the lowest price Misleading myths
The surgeon’s skill has everything to do with good results Although uncommon, things can go wrong so you want the best Results are excellent for good candidates who make right choices The truth is...
How eyes see Take in 75% of all you perceive See 7 million shades of color Distinguish 10 million shades of light
How eyes see retina lens cornea iris
Four focusing problems 1.Nearsightedness 2.Farsightedness 3.Astigmatism 4.Presbyopia – need for reading glasses LASIK treats the first 3
Normal eye Light focuses on the retina
Nearsightedness Eye is too long
Farsightedness Eye is too short
Astigmatism Two focal points
Lose ability to change focus from far to near Presbyopia
Cool beam of ultra violet light Breaks molecular bonds between cells Vaporizes tissue one microscopic layer at a time Excimer Laser
Average treatment Removes less tissue than the thickness of a human hair.
Doctor’s Name Thin flap is created
Doctor’s Name Gently folded back
Doctor’s Name Laser removes tissue
Doctor’s Name Flap is replaced
Doctor’s Name Flap edges heal quickly
Not easy surgery to perform Skill and judgment make a big difference Directly controls laser details Handles any complications that occur Surgeon’s role is critical
Abilities and results vary widely Surgeons can’t honestly judge their own skills Desire to perform surgery can result in aggressive screening Don’t select a surgeon on cost alone Selecting a skilled surgeon is difficult
Right about then, Bill began to doubt his choice of the lowest priced laser center.
Has an insider’s view Doesn’t do surgery but sees good and bad outcomes Provides before and after surgery care Guides patients to skilled surgeons Trust your family Optometrist
Screen candidates Help them understand what outcomes they can reasonably expect Guide them to trusted surgeons As an Optometric Physician I regulary
Correctable problems Over 18 years of age Stable vision No complicating injuries or diseases Realistic expectations Who qualifies?
LASIK is life changing for people who make good choices
Questions Doctor’s Name
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