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CustomVue IntraLASIK Surgery

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CustomVue IntraLASIK surgery is a type of refractive eye surgery that is done to correct a person’s eyesight. Also known as “all-laser surgery”, it reshapes the corneal flap of the patient’s eye, thereby, giving them perfect eyesight. The CustomVue IntraLASIK surgery brings in excimer laser into use that creates a mono-vision for enhanced ability to see both, far off and near-by, objects with ease. This type of surgery is undertaken mostly by the people suffering from presbyopia.

History of the surgery

The initial idea of CustomVue IntraLASIK surgery was designed in 1994. It was in 2000 that the femto-second laser, complemented with the excimer laser for correcting refractive errors, was first brought into use in eye surgery; when the CustomVue IntraLASIK surgery was first performed. The name term CustomVue IntraLASIK came from the term IntraLase, the name of the manufacturer the first to get Food and Drug Administration consent to use a femto-second laser in United States.

Positives associated with the surgery

The CustomVue IntraLASIK surgery that makes use of the femto-second laser is preferred by numerous opthalmologists over the traditional LASIK surgery as the former creates a better and much accurate flap shape and size. When the femto-second laser was first used, the surgery offered not only better visual acuity, but better refractive outcomes as well. The use of femto-second laser in the surgery brings in added safety measures for the patient. LASIK flaps that are thinner have been noticed to have delivered better results as compared to the thicker ones. Within a few weeks of surgery, patients will likely notice that glasses or contact lenses are no longer necessary to use as a visual aid; this is because the surgery results improved near and farsighted vision problems.

Eligibility for a CustomVue IntraLASIK surgery

Not everyone can go through a CustomVue IntraLASIK surgery. A person has to adhere to certain criteria to be eligible for this type of vision-improving surgery. Not only does it require the person to be at least 18 years of age, but the person should also have stable, unchanging vision. From a medical point of view, any autoimmune disorder, scarring of the cornea, any syndrome of dry eye, or pregnant patients may be at a higher risk for surgical complications and it is at the doctor’s digression to recommend any surgery, including eye surgery. Apart from these concerns, doctors suggest people usually with large pupils not to undergo this type of eye surgery. People with thinner corneas are considered to be the best candidates for this surgery. Always consult with your primary care physician and optometrist before committing to or undergoing any type of surgery.

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