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WaveLight® Technology

The WaveLight® vision correction system is made up of multiple machines and devices that utilize WaveLight® technology. They lead the market in treatment times and allow for the seamless transfer of patient data, resulting in enhanced efficiency and accuracy, along with optimized outcomes.

WaveLight® Analyzer Diagnostic Device

The successful treatment of vision disorders requires accurate diagnosis. The WaveLight® Analyzer Diagnostic Device takes thorough and precise measurements of the eye and takes the guesswork out of refractive eye surgery. This helps surgeons determine personalized patient treatment paths.

WaveLight® ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q Excimer Laser

The Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Excimer Laser utilizes PerfectPulse Technology™ to ensure precise control when sculpting the cornea, or the surface of the eye. Studies have shown that 93 percent of patients see at least 20/20 or better after the procedure, and some patients reported an improvement in night-driving glare.1

WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser

The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser offers a wide range of customization options for your unique eyes. Your surgeon can perform an individualized laser vision correction treatment just for you that can result in crisp, clear vision.

WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser2

Standard LASIK surgery requires cutting a flap on the cornea using a sharp blade that simply can’t compare to the precision and accuracy of a laser. The blade-free procedure offered by the WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser provides:

  • Great precision
  • Proven safety profile
  • Enhanced predictability
References
  1. FDA Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data, WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVETM Excimer Laser System, P020050/S004. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf2/P020050S004b.pdf. Accessed February 14, 2013.
  2. Data on file, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

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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 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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