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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- You may not realize that LASIK is actually less risky than many other elective surgical procedures. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, but finding a LASIK center that focuses on safety can give you a great vision correction experience with great results.
Risks from LASIK surgery are very low, but they can also be serious. Good candidates for LASIK surgery are people who are most likely to benefit from the procedure and face the lowest risk of complications. Good candidates are adults over 18 with no eye diseases like glaucoma, keratoconus, or diabetic retinopathy and who are not pregnant. They should have a stable prescription for at least one year before the surgery, and have myopia under ten diopters and corneas that are thick enough for the procedure.
New Technology Increases Safety
In recent years, new technologies have been developed that provide an even greater level of safety. The Wavefront mapping system is a state-of-the-art eye measurement program that allows doctors to evaluate your eyes more precisely than ever before. Being able to measure and track abnormalities on such an intricate level can result in corneal reshaping that is far more advanced than that of the original LASIK capabilities. Finding a practice that uses Wavefront technology gives patients a distinct advantage.
Another new innovation is the IntraLase laser. IntraLase provides a safer LASIK procedure because it gives your surgeon greater precision and accuracy than was possible with older technology. IntraLase is used with the Wavefront mapping system to create a custom corneal flap according to the unique contour of your eye. Because IntraLase is bladeless and highly customized for each individual patient, the chances of flap complications are further reduced.
LASIK surgery is safer now than ever before thanks to new technologies and better screening.
If you are in the San Francisco area and you would like more information on LASIK safety, please visit the website of the Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley.
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