WaveLight® System Advanced Technology
An Improved LASIK System
Every eye is as unique as the person to whom it gives sight. WaveLight® technology provides an advanced procedure that precisely adapts to the unique curvature of each individual eye. The result is a more ideal, natural eye shape for optimal vision.
"Custom LASIK means delivering what the patient needs."
- Dr. Brint serves as a paid consultant to Alcon.
"It’s a new world when you can see."
- Chelsea Chipman
"It’s been the best thing I’ve ever done."
- Jared Richardson
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Important Information About the WaveLight® Excimer Lasers
WaveLight® Excimer Lasers are prescription medical devices that are approved for use in performing laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to correct certain kinds of near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Only doctors who have been trained in laser refractive surgery (including laser calibration and operation) should use an WaveLight® Excimer Laser.
You should not undergo LASIK surgery if you are pregnant or nursing; if you have a collagen vascular, autoimmune or immunodeficiency disease; if you show signs of keratoconus or any other condition that causes a thinning of your cornea; or if you are taking isotretinoin (Accutane*) or amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone*). The most common risks of LASIK vision correction surgery with refractive lasers include dry eye syndrome; the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery; visual symptoms including halos, glare, starbursts, and double vision; and loss of vision.
Talk to your doctor and review the appropriate WaveLight® Excimer Laser Patient Information Booklet for your condition to learn more about the potential risks and benefits for laser refractive surgery. For further information, please refer to the additional Important Safety Information on this site, or FDA’s web page on LASIK surgery.
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