We at the Advanced Laser Center having the choice of many lasers have chosen the NIDEK EC 5000 for its safety, consistency, and flexibility in treatments. Our NIDEK is equipped with an eye tracker and it can also do customized treatments to treat large diameter pupils. A study by Dr. Paul Dougherty, a LASIK surgeon in Beverly Hills, concluded that treatments with the NIDEK were as good as or better than custom treatments with the LADARVISION 4000 and custom treatments with the VISX Star4. The link to the study is http://nidek-intl.com/OT041101.pdf Additionally, Dr. Dougherty was quoted saying “In my study the hype regarding the superiority of wavefront guided lasers was shown to be fiction.” When it was time for his LASIK, Dr. Dougherty having the choice of any laser chose the NIDEK EC5000.
Traditional LASIK is a very good procedure. While the risk of complication is very minimal, all surgery carries some degree of risk. Now, an advanced computer-controlled laser technology is available that significantly reduces the risk of complications. It is known as IntraLase® and the procedure is known as Bladeless LASIK. The IntraLase® laser is uniquely safe, precise, and offers patients more predictability with better results. The advanced IntraLase® technology has given many patients more confidence when considering laser vision correction. Surgeons frequently prescribe the IntraLase® laser because it provides micron-level accuracy and significantly reduces the possibility of risk and unpredictable outcomes. IntraLase® allows us to give many of our patients who have thin corneas the option of Bladeless LASIK instead of PRK.