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San Diego Eye Surgeons Introduce the WaveLight Refractive Suite

Jul 18 2013 12:00AM



SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 -- Eye surgeons at Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute were the first to perform custom wavefront guided LASIK Surgery in the world, and they have been providing their patients with clearer vision since 1980. They have now invested in acquiring the most recent advance in laser technology, the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser and the FS200 Femtosecond Laser -- a system the LASIK surgeons in San Diego say provides unrivaled precision and speed for laser vision correction treatment. The practice's eye doctors note that the technology's WaveNet design incorporates the full range of surgical diagnostics for a seamless transfer of all patient data as well as treatment and diagnostic parameters, ultimately reducing possibility of user error.

At GWS Vision Institute, San Diego Refractive Surgeon Dr. David Schanzlin highlights the benefits of LASIK surgery with the new system. "This is the world's fastest excimer laser today, providing increased efficiency through the WaveLight® algorithm. This results in less stromal dehydration of the cornea during treatment, reduced sensitivity to patient movements, a more comfortable procedure for the patient, and optimized outcomes."

Dr. Jack Weiss, another San Diego ophthalmologist at GWS Vision Institute, points out that there are many advantages to using the femtosecond laser for laser vision correction. "For highly advanced LASIK treatments, the WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser offers customized flap creation options relative to individual adjustment of flap size and shape, adjustable hinge position and hinge size, and variable angles for the side cut incision. Combined with reduced energy, advanced suction technology and improved speed, patient comfort and enhanced visual regeneration are improved."

Dr. Michael Gordon asserts that in his opinion, this is the best laser platform available to deliver excellent, reproducible outcomes for our patients. "The EX500 utilizes the PerfectPulse Technology® proven in the EyeQ laser to ensure high precision and safety for optimized treatment results. The laser sends extra pulses to the peripheral corneal area in order to compensate for the angle of the laser beam. In this manner, the aspheric shape of the cornea is preserved to a degree that older lasers simply could not achieve. This compensation, combined with the incredibly small, 1mm spot, which allows only 1 pulse in 5 to overlap, produces a smooth, effective optical zone that results in what can only be described as seeing like never before."

About Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute
The ophthalmologists at Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute were the first in San Diego to perform LASIK surgery. Their team consists of board-certified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and corneal specialists who frequently lecture for organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In addition to laser vision correction, the practice offers treatments including cataract surgery, intraocular lens implants, and procedures to improve a range of eye conditions and diseases. The surgeons at Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute are available for interview upon request.

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Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute
8910 University Center Lane Ste. 800, UTC
La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 455-6800

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