Bascom Palmer Lasik Center offers the following vision correction services and treatments:
Laser In-situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
Using a new generation femtosecond laser, our board-certified surgeons create a thin, hinged flap on the cornea. The cornea is the dome-shaped clear tissue at the front of your eye. With this flap lifted, they reshape your cornea with an excimer laser. This reshaping is based on precise, pre-determined measurements of your eye. The flap is then repositioned and heals quickly with rapid vision improvement, thanks to advanced laser technology. To customize your treatment, we use different computer-guided treatment processes for “wavefront-guided”, “wavefront optimized”, and “topographic guided” excimer laser treatments.
All of our lasers use eye-tracking technology to ensure meticulous positioning, even if your eye moves during your procedure.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
An excimer laser directly reshapes the cornea from the surface without the flap used in LASIK. This technique is used when the cornea is too thin for LASIK.
Phakic Intraocular Lenses
If your eyes are too myopic for laser surgery, a lens can be surgically placed in the front part of your eye, with your natural lens left in place behind the new lens.
Small Incision Intrastromal Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)
A femtosecond laser separates out a thin layer of the cornea to flatten the cornea for myopia. This new generation laser reshapes the cornea with pulses of light lasting just one billionth of one-millionth of a second, resulting in very smooth treatments. Using the equipment’s computer-generated 3-D mapping system, your physician customizes your procedure with extreme precision.
Incisional Corneal Procedures
Short corneal incisions or astigmatic keratotomies (AKs) reduce astigmatism during cataract surgery or after a corneal transplant.
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is a treatment that strengthens the cornea if it has been weakened by keratoconus or other corneal diseases. Studies in the United States and the world have shown cross-linking to be highly effective and safe. This FDA-approved method uses ultraviolet light and a photosensitizer, such as riboflavin eye drops to strengthen the collagen in the cornea to halt progressive corneal bulging.