Types of LASIK Surgery


Emory Vision believes Allegretto Wave Eye-Q is the safest and most advanced technology in use for LASIK surgery today, providing outstanding vision for people who are nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic, or presbyopic. The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q treats a larger area of the eye than other lasers, which is especially beneficial in reducing higher-order aberrations that affect night vision.

Clinical studies involving patients who had Allegretto Wave surgery show that 87 percent of patients had 20/20 vision or better one year after the procedure, and 99 percent had 20/40 or better, the standard for driving without glasses in most states.

Wavefront Technology

One of the most exciting improvements used in vision correction surgery is the use of Wavefront technology, which provides an advanced way to measure optical distortions in the eye. Measuring and treating these distortions goes well beyond just determining if the patient is nearsighted, farsighted, and/or has astigmatism.

As a result, physicians customize the LASIK procedure according to each individual patient's unique vision correction needs. The system works by measuring how light is distorted as it passes into each eye and is reflected back. Emory Vision uses two Wavefront devices and compares the results to ensure the best possible vision correction.

Wavefront Eye-Q

The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q is the first new laser to receive FDA approval in the United States since 1999. Emory Vision purchased the first Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser in Georgia in July 2004, and upgraded it in November of 2006.

It is the fastest laser system in the United States today, using PerfectPulse Technology to safely and accurately control every single laser pulse from start to finish. The system represents a new generation of refractive technology conducting High Performance Vision Correction. The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q offers a customized treatment that incorporates wavefront principles to patients with nearsightedness and even farsightedness.

The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q can preserve or improve quality of vision in regards to glare and night driving glare. The majority of myopia patients treated with the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q achieved 20/16 or better one year after LASIK. Allegretto Wave Eye-Q technology can be coupled with a cornea analysis using state-of-the-art wavefront technology to treat all of the conditions LASIK surgery has traditionally corrected, as well as a range of vision problems that could not be addressed before. These problems, called higher order aberrations, include problems with vision during low-light, including glare and halos. This technology improves visual acuity and visual quality.

To learn more about the procedures our surgeons use, please call us to schedule a consultation or attend one of our virtual seminars.