Wavefront Eye Map
The resulting refractive map (Wavefront map) used in CustomLASIK is as individual as a fingerprint. No two eyes are the same. Like your DNA or fingerprint, your vision is unique. This map provides information on more than just the front surface of the eye. It shows the variability of how light is focused in different areas of the eye. This information is then transferred to the Excimer laser, enabling the surgeon to customize the LASIK procedure to your unique visual requirements. There is no significant difference in how the actual LASIK procedure is done, whether Wavefront or conventional software is used. Like conventional LASIK, CustomLASIK won’t cure all vision-related problems, so it’s important to discuss its applications with your surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate.
Until now, laser vision correction (LVC) treatment was based on diagnostic technology similar to that used for the prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. The new CustomLASIK takes LVC to an entirely new, personalized level by combining exclusive personalized diagnostic technology with the Excimer laser. The advanced diagnostic portion of the new Wavefront technology produces a precise, detailed analysis of your vision and provides a personalized LVC plan that addresses your individual needs. This WaveScan Map is coordinated with the VISX STAR S4 ActiveTrak™ Excimer Laser System to create one of the most advanced systems available. The 3-D eye tracker with auto-centration adds a new level of precision, comfort, and safety.
The benefits of CustomLASIK (CustomVue) include higher chance of seeing 20/20; the ability to treat people with larger pupils; reduced frequency of night vision problems following treatment; and clearer, crisper results compared to treatments performed without CustomLASIK.