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SOURCE: Shofner Vision Center
Many of Shofner Vision Center’s patients believed, incorrectly, that astigmatism could not be treated by LASIK vision correction surgery. Dr. Stewart Shofner debunks that myth and reports a dramatic success rate for patients with astigmatism using the CustomVue LASIK procedure.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
Many people diagnosed with astigmatism incorrectly believed they were not candidates for LASIK vision correction surgery. Dr. Kevin Johnson at Shofner Vision Center in Nashville, TN enthusiastically states: “Our Custom 3D VISX Star 4 Technology successfully treats astigmatism, near sightedness, farsightedness, and higher order aberrations as well!” Dr. Johnson continued with saying, “this is the same laser used by the Air Force for pilots.”
The confusion comes from the old “Traditional” LASIK, which was limited in its ability to treat astigmatism. “There is no question that Custom LASIK using the Visx Star 4 LASIK Technology can successfully treat astigmatism”, states Dr. Stewart Shofner. An additional benefit of Custom LASIK compared to the old “Traditional “ Lasik (sometimes called Standard LASIK) is that Custom LASIK also greatly reduces complaints of night glare. Indeed, Navy pilots have landed on an aircraft carrier at night as soon as one week after Custom LASIK.
About CustomVue LASIK
Since 2003, the Advanced CustomVue LASIK Procedure has continued to earn FDA approvals to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism. Clinical studies presented to the FDA show that the advanced CustomVue procedure can potentially produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses. In fact, clinical trials submitted to the FDA by Visx (now Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.) have shown that more patients are satisfied or very satisfied with their vision after the CustomVue procedure than they were before with glasses or contact lenses.
Patient Treatment is Unique
The CustomVue procedure begins with an individual vision evaluation using the WaveScan System to create a “3D” map of an eye’s unique imperfections. The CustomVue procedure uses the digital information from that map to design a unique treatment for each eye. The WaveScan map information is then transferred to the STAR S4 Excimer Laser. The laser uses this information to apply a cool laser beam that reshapes your cornea to create a new curvature and correct your vision. This technology can correct astigmatism and other aberrations in the eye. Although no surgery is risk free, the CustomVue procedure has received high accolades and remarkable statistics such as:
Shofner Vision Center is now extending complimentary LASIK evaluations by offering Saturday appointments from 8 AM until Noon. For questions or concerns about LASIK or Cataract Vision Correction Surgery, Shofner Vision Center counselors are available to speak with you 7 days a week. Check our website for times, there is no obligation to schedule an appointment and we refrain from harassing follow-up calls. We are the only comprehensive eye center in Nashville that offers you a “No Fear, No Pressure" environment.
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