“Principal Garza,” as her students call her, may be the model of responsibility today, but when it came to her teenage years and caring for her contacts, Anabel wasn´t so studious. Losing them, tearing them, sleeping with them in, she knows firsthand how cumbersome contact lenses can be. After doing her homework, speaking with friends who have undergone the procedure, and consulting with her doctor, Anabel elected to get LASIK. Today, she runs her school with clear vision and not a contact lens case
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IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION FOR
WAVELIGHT® EXCIMER LASER SYSTEM
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 nearsighted (myopia), farsighted (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 Product Information on this site, or FDA’s web page on LASIK surgery.
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