LASIK > VISX Star S4 with ActiveTrak®
"Wow!" is usually the first word from each patient who's just had LASIK surgery. From experience, we know that "wow" means "I can see so much better" or "I can read that clock on the wall" or "I can't believe it".
The VISX Star S4 IR Excimer Laser combines ActiveTrak® 3-D Eye Tracking and Variable Spot Scanning (VSS™) along with the WaveScan providing Dr. Wasserman the best possible treatment options for you. This extraordinary technology represents the highest standard for Laser Vision Correction. It's available on-site!
Our patients often find the advanced features of the Star S4 make the difference in their decision to have laser vision correction. ActiveTrak® is the only technology capable of tracking all dimensions of the eyes movements, including the slight up and down movements and the tiny forward and backward movements that occur during surgery. The ActiveTrak® system centers the laser's beam correctly on the eye at all times, for better, safer, more accurate results.*
Dr Wasserman has chosen the VISX S4 laser based upon their unparalleled Research and Development efforts in the field of Laser Vision Correction technology. Today these efforts are represented by the marriage of the STAR S4 Excimer Laser System and the WaveScan Wavefront System creating the CustomVue Procedure.
Dr. Wasserman can tailor a distinct correction for each individual – in fact each treatment is “designed” by the unique characteristics of the individual patient’s eyes. WaveScan technology captures unique imperfections in each individual’s vision that could not have been measured before. This new level of measurement provides 25-times more precision than measurements using standard methods for glasses and contact lenses.
WaveScan technology produces a detailed map of the eye – much like a fingerprint, no two are alike and translates this information into a set of CustomVue treatment instructions for the laser. WaveScan transfers these digital treatment instructions to the laser, providing a new level of precision and accuracy.
Beyond Glasses and Contacts
Glasses and contacts are limited in their ability to correct unique imperfections in each individual's vision. In fact, thousands of individuals have the same prescription. With the CustomVue procedure, no two “prescriptions” are identical.
With this precise level of measurement and treatment Dr. Wasserman can enable his patients to achieve the full potential of their vision.
The STAR S4 from VISX excimer laser system represents the most advanced laser technology available today. It integrates data collected by the WaveScan WaveFront System and the STAR S4 and utilizes these exclusive VISX technologies to deliver precision custom treatments:
- Iris Registration or (IR) is the first FDA-approved, fully automated, non-contact method of aligning the correct CustomVue treatment to the cornea
- Variable Spot Scanning (VSS) is a variable beam scanned over the treatment area which conserves tissue and optimizes treatment times
- ActiveTrak is a 3-D Eye Tracking system which captures all 3 dimensions of intra-operative eye movements with no dilation required
- ActiveTrak Automatic Centering locates and then automatically sets the treatment center to the center of the pupil.