Laser technology has revolutionized many medical fields. In ophthalmology, lasers are used to Photocoagulate, Photoablate, cut, remove, shrink, and stretch ocular tissues. New types of lasers and novel applications continue to be developed.
The laser used in LASIK procedure
The most known refractive surgical procedure that almost everyone heard about
The LASIK itself is not one type, there are many types differs in the way it’s done and the equipment used but most of them depend on the use of an EXCIMER LASER machine and in Eye Care there is a state of art technology device used to get the best results with the safest ways “ the Alcon Allegretto EX 500 “ which makes it easier to do custom LASIK specially designed for your eye to get the best results and best vision.
Argon LASER :
The argon laser is a special, green-wavelength laser that is often used for retinal therapy. The laser induces heat energy in the retina and can be precisely focused and adjusted from simply stimulating the retina to reduce swelling, to creating small scars in the retina to cauterize blood vessels or prevent a retinal tear from extending and/or leading to a retinal detachment. The laser procedure is painless and performed in the Eye Care Center.
zeiss visulas argon laser
There are numerous ophthalmic applications for Nd:YAG lasers. They are most commonly used to treat posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery and to create a peripheral iridotomy in patients with narrow angles or angle-closure glaucoma. YAG lasers can also be used to cut the anterior capsule for capsular block syndrome and capsular phimosis, as well as to cut vitreous strands in the anterior chamber. In malignant glaucoma, disruption of the anterior hyaloid face is performed with the YAG laser, and in refractory glaucomas, these lasers can be used for cyclophotoablation of the ciliary body. They have also been helpful for draining premacular subhyaloid hemorrhages in patients with Valsalva retinopathy. Panretinal photocoagulation can be performed with frequency-doubled Nd:YAG lasers. Other applications include the treatment of recurrent corneal erosions and vitreous floaters, and recently it is used to treat epithelial ingrowth after LASIK surgery