A thorough LASIK evaluation is important as well
as a detailed discussion of your options prior to pursuing
refractive surgery. If any of the following tests and options are
not included in your laser surgery evaluation, we feel it is
There is not one laser device or procedure that is best for every
patient. Since each eye has its own unique characteristics, Drs.
Irwin and Thomas Azman will need to evaluate your entire visual
system and your visual needs . From this information the Doctors
will, not only let you know if you are an excellent candidate but
also tailor the procedure and device for your unique eye
characteristics. This comprehensive evaluation will prevent you from
becoming a Lasik
If you are considering Lasik Surgery please call us at
(410) 561-8050 to see if you are an
excellent candidate and which procedure and devices will
give you the best optical outcome
Health/Life Style History
Information concerning your medical health status, eye medical
status, allergies, family history, life style and sport activities.
All these factors can affect your outcome.
Contact Lens History
If you have been told to stop wearing your contact lenses or your
contact lenses are uncomfortable it is very likely you suffer from
dry eyes. Research has demonstrated the number one reason why
patients discontinue wearing their lenses is due to dry eyes.
Research also shows that patients that had dry eyes before Lasik
without proper diagnosis and treatment tend to be a Lasik failure.
Tear Film Analysis and Dry Eye Evaluation
Dry eye, very common among preoperative LASIK patients, is the most
frequent risk factor patients have that can delay recovery following
the LASIK procedure.
If the tear analysis examination shows that you have dry eyes, the
doctor must treat this condition prior to surgery.
If our exam and testing show that you have lid disease the Dr. Azman
must treat this condition prior to surgery.
Each cornea is unique, with very small amounts of irregularity,
imperceptible to the examiner, even under a high powered microscope.
Corneal topography can be a major factor in determining whether a
patient can benefit from refractive surgery .Our office uses the
most sophisticated front wave corneal analysis system called: Marco
3 D Wave. Depending upon the severity and location of any corneal
irregularity, Dr. Azman will either recommend pre-treatment before
surgery, will recommend a particular laser procedure and device to
maximize optical outcome or not recommend laser surgery.
This Izon aberratometer will measure the entire optical systems (
tear layer, cornea, fluid in eye and the internal lens) high order
aberrations(HOA). Depending on the severity, type and location of
these HOAs, the Dr. Azman will either recommend pre-treatment for
minimizing the HOAs before scheduling surgery, will recommend a
particular procedure and device to maximize optical outcome or not
recommend laser surgery.
A noninvasive photographic technique that facilitates accurate and
precise diagnosis of corneal disease in the back part of the
cornea(endothelium). This instrument can pick up early signs of
corneal edema, which cannot be picked up on routine examination. If
there is any indication of corneal disease or edema, Dr. Azman will
recommend pre-treatment and then will recommend a particular
procedure and device to maximize optical outcome or not recommend
* determine the final prescription for accuracy
Corneal Thickness Measurement
using ultrasound device
if too thin will recommend a particular procedure and
device or not recommend laser surgery
Cycloplegic Dilated Retinal
for proper retinal evaluation to verify the health
of the retina
relax the focusing system for a more accurate
Wavelight Allergretto Laser
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