THE FIRST FULLY AUTOMATED METHOD OF ALIGNING AND REGISTERING WAVEFRONT CORRECTIONS FOR CustomVue™ LASIK TREATMENTS
Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, of the Center for Laser Vision Correction at Florida Eye Health, announced today that he now offers FDA-approved Iris Registration Technology as a part of the VISX CustomVue wavefront-guided laser vision correction, or LASIK, procedure. VISX Iris Registration Technology is a non-contact method of aligning the treatment to the cornea that provides greater laser alignment accuracy.
Added Benefits For More Patients
Iris Registration Technology is the latest advancement in the VISX CustomVue™ procedure that tailors a distinct correction for each individual based on the unique characteristics of their vision – potentially resulting in the best possible vision for their eyes, called Personal Best Vision. The FDA has approved the CustomVue procedure as the first wavefront-guided treatment for myopia, hyperopia, and mixed astigmatism. The continued expansion of labeling for the CustomVue procedure allows physicians to provide the CustomVue treatment’s added benefits to more patients.
Accurate alignment is essential to optimizing customized wavefront-guided ablations. VISX Iris Registration Technology makes accurate alignment easier than ever with a fully automated method. The new technology replaces previous methods of attaining alignment, which required the physician to manually place ink marks on the white part of the eye called the sclera.
“Unlike manual, ink-based alignment methods, Iris Registration Technology is not time sensitive,” Dr. Frantz said. “This allows me to re-register alignment even if the treatment has been paused or the eye has moved.”
How VISX™ Iris Registration Technology Works:
It’s normal for the pupil to shift position from the point of wavefront measurement to the point of treatment. When the CustomVue™ procedure is performed, Iris Registration Technology centers the treatment correctly, independent of changes in the pupil center from measurement to the treatment. One set of measurements are taken with the patient seated at the WaveScan™ System, and another set taken with the patient lying down on the laser bed. Then, the technology employs the iris registration process to ensure accurate treatment placement.
“We are excited to be the first practice in Southwest Florida to offer the VISX Iris Registration Technology,” continued Dr. Frantz. “This new technology makes it easer than ever to achieve accurate alignment with a fully automated, touch-free method.”
Honored as one of the top providers of laser vision correction in the United States by VISX, Inc., Dr. Frantz has been performing Laser Vision Correction since 1987 and was the original principal investigator of the FDA clinical trials that led to the initial approval of the Excimer laser. He has been providing laser vision correction at the main offices of Florida Eye Health on New Brittany Boulevard in Fort Myers since 1996 and installed the first on-site laser in Naples in 1999 at his office at 2100 N. Tamiami Trail at Gateway Plaza.
If interested in learning more about CustomVue LASIK and the Iris Registration Technology, visit the Florida Eye Health website at call The Center for Laser Vision Correction at 791-2020 in Fort Myers or 430-3939 in Naples for a complimentary screening. Dr. Frantz will also be offering two free LASIK seminars in January, both at 6 pm – Thursday, January 12 at his Naples office and Tuesday, January 24 at his Fort Myers office. Reservations are requested..