Ring in the New Year with 20/20 Vision

3D Mapping of the Eye to Give you Intricately Detailed iLASIK Surgery

Ring in the New YearWith technological advances, today’s eye treatments are far and above what they were in days past. Quigley Eye Specialists invests in the latest innovative options for their patients, and they are the only iLASIK surgery practice in the area using the iDesign® Refractive Studio by Johnson & Johnson. Everyone’s eye structure is unique to them, and iDesign® Refractive Studio is a tool that uses topography-integrated, wavefront-guided technology to generate a precise map of a patient’s unique optical anatomy, including a detailed mapping of the cornea to deliver a highly personalized iLASIK procedure.

With the 3D mapping capabilities, intricate areas and details of the eye are scanned. In the case of iLASIK surgery, with 3D mapping, patients can expect 20/20 to 20/10 vision in many cases. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes to perform.

iLASIK surgery is a procedure that uses a laser to reshape the cornea and correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK is the general term for laser eye surgery, but with iDesign® Refractive Studio, various techniques are available through advanced technologies. This eyesight improvement typically happens within the first three months of having iLASIK surgery. Eyesight improvement typically happens within days or weeks after having iLasik surgery.

The iDesign® platform, which received FDA in 2018, was also approved by the FDA for monovision iLASIK, which corrects vision in patients over 40 years old who are nearsighted but also have trouble seeing up close.1

iDesign Refractive Studio provides an in-depth analysis of the patient’s eyes. In a single, three-second scan, the machine “reads” both eyes, measuring everything from how light travels inside the eye to variations in the cornea’s curvature and elevation. The scan produces 27 different maps of the cornea’s surface, which help direct the laser during treatment.1

Are you a candidate?
Once your scan is complete, an ophthalmologist with Quigley Eye Specialists will examine your eyes, dilating them to get a better picture of your general eye health. (iLASIK is contraindicated for patients with certain conditions, like glaucoma or keratoconus.) Once your ophthalmologist determines that you are a candidate for the procedure, the surgery can be scheduled.

If you wear contact lenses, which can change the shape of your eye, it is very important to stop wearing them two to four weeks prior to your pre-surgical exam and treatment, so your doctor can obtain a stable eye measurement. Patients considering monovision iLASIK should also plan to undergo a one-week contact lens trial with their monovision prescription to evaluate their vision during this period and see if they can tolerate the surgery.1

What to Expect During iLASIK Surgery
iLASIK Surgery is quick and concise, with remarkable results. Your eyes are numbed with a local anesthetic, so you’ll only feel slight pressure but no pain. Your Ophthalmologist makes a thin flap in the cornea, and the cornea is then reshaped. If you’re nearsighted, your cornea will be flattened; if you’re farsighted, your cornea will be made steeper.1

Within a few short days vision is improved, and approximately 95% of patients will have 20/20 vision or even better. Quigley Eye Specialists has won for the third year in a row, the prestigious AHCA award for excellence for cataract surgery.

Quigley Eye Specialists, founded in 1988, consists of more than 70 medical professionals, including surgeons, optometrists, retina specialists and technicians. Offices are conveniently located throughout Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

For more information, call (855) 734-2020 or visit www.QuigleyEye.com.

About Quigley Eye Specialists
Technology leaders in eye care, Quigley Eye Specialists is one of the nation’s leading multispecialty ophthalmology practices specializing in cataracts, laser cataract surgery, glaucoma, iLASIK, dry eye, eyelid surgery, retinal issues, corneal conditions and routine eye care. As the number one choice for cataract treatment in Southwest Florida, Quigley Eye Specialists is committed to providing the highest level of quality eye care and service to the community. The practice has served the region for more than 30 years and offers patients convenient locations throughout Southwest Florida including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

Reference:
1. N Mazur, This Is What It’s Like to Get LASIK: Eye Surgeons Walk You Through the Procedure, Johnson & Johnson, 2018, https://www.jnj.com/
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