All-Laser LASIK Eye Surgery in Savannah
To enhance the safety, precision, and comfort of LASIK eye surgery and reduce patient fear and anxiety, LASIK specialists Elizabeth Miller, MD, Mark Manocha, MD, and Jennifer Bromley, MD, and the Georgia Eye Institute introduced all-laser LASIK to the Savannah region in 2012. Georgia Eye Institute remains the only provider of this level of service between Jacksonville and Charleston. The all-laser LASIK procedure features the combination of the Wavelight Allegretto Excimer Laser and FS200 Femtosecond Laser, which reduces the procedure time to minutes, and allows the procedure to be completed without knives or blades ever touching the eye.
The Bladeless procedure provides our experienced refractive eye surgeons even greater precision and control of the surgery, making the process of creating a flap safer and more predictable than standard microkeratomes using the outdated suction and blade incisions.
“My colleagues and I are extremely proud to bring this all-laser technology to the Savannah region,”
said Dr. Miller.
“The Wavelight Laser LASIK eye surgery system is truly state-of-the-art and allows us to take an already safe and effective procedure and bring it to the next level,” she said.”The all-laser method of LASIK is becoming the gold standard of care worldwide and Georgia Eye Institute has always taken great pride in offering our patients leading edge ophthalmic care.”
The Wavelight Excimer/ FS200 Femtosecond Laser is the first suite designed specifically to perform surgery. The FS200 gives surgeons complete control for personalized treatment, precise, predictable procedures and the most consistent results. The Wavelight laser features Perfect Pulse technology and a high speed tracking system that makes it one of the safest, most precise and effective optical lasers currently available.
“Our advanced system is designed to treat a wider range of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, which allows us to customize a treatment plan based on each patient’s specific needs,” Dr. Miller pointed out. “As refractive surgeons, we are always researching ways to improve refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Our new system allows us to do that with increased levels of safety, precision and accuracy.”
LASIK eye surgery is a two-step process that includes making a thin protective flap on the surface of the cornea, which is gently lifted to allow the surgeon to treat the underlying corneal tissue. In the past, a mechanical instrument known as a microkeratome was used to create the protective flap. Although safe and effective, the microkeratome cannot provide the accuracy and precision attained by the FS200 Femtosecond. “We’re now able to create a custom flap to the specific needs of a patient in only a few seconds,” said Dr. Miller. “A flap created with the FS200 heals more securely than a flap created by the traditional microkeratome blade, resulting in a flap that is stronger and more resistant to injury.”