Refractive Surgery - LASIK Microkeratome
Refractive Surgery - LASIK Presbyopia
Refractive Surgery - LASIK Wavefront
The Beverly Hills Center for Vision Correction uses the Autonomous LADARVisionÒ excimer laser to perform LASIK and PRK. This system represents the future of laser vision correction. It’s the most advanced scanning and tracking laser and also the first FDA approved system with this technology.
There are other lasers that cost less to own and operate but they don’t produce the same quality results.
Our eyes are constantly making involuntary and voluntary movements. This can affect the placement of the laser beam and result in corneal irregularities that cause decrease vision.
Only LADARVision has the patented LADARTrackerÔ. This was borne from NASA’s space initiative and provides several advantages:
Tracks any eye movement during surgery reassuring patients for precise accuracy
Guides an ultra narrow (less than 1 mm) laser beam providing for the smoothest treatment patterns Measures any eye movement 4000 times per second providing for perfect centration
The Autonomous LADARVision also has the largest treatment zones available and can safely treat patients with larger pupils. This virtually eliminates the possibility of glare or haloes with nighttime vision in any patient.
Our laser center has strict quality control overseen by Laser Vision Centers, Inc., which has performed more than 300,000 procedures.
The laser suite is monitored and controlled to maintain the required humidity and temperature requirements for the laser. No windows are in the suite as this may cause fluctuations in room temperature and variations in the laser performance.
The laser is tested, calibrated and alignment checked prior to every patient’s surgery to ensure accuracy.
An uninterrupted power source is present to prevent against any blackouts and loss of electricity.
With all of this technology, plus Dr. Hopp’s wealth of experience, patients obtain the peace of mind to feel confident that we will achieve the desired results.
In the early 1980's new research lead to the use of lasers in vision correction procedures. Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) uses an excimer laser to sculpt a small area on the surface of the cornea instead of making incisions. PRK can be reliably used to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Dr. Hopp can perform the procedure on an outpatient basis.
The excimer laser is a "cool light" laser, it does not cut or burn the tissue. The laser is computer controlled, accurate, and fast (typically less than 40 seconds). The major benefit of PRK is that the integrity and strength of the cornea is preserved.
The LASIK procedure is a newer procedure that borrows from PRK to create what many ophthalmologists, including Dr. Hopp, believe to be a superior technology for vision correction. With LASIK, there is no removal of the corneal surface tissue, and patients report a high comfort level after the procedure. Vision is typically restored in a few days, rather than weeks as with other methods.
For cases of mild myopia, there is also a non-laser alternative known as Intacs™. Intacs™ is the first FDA-approved non-laser option for the surgical treatment of mild nearsightedness (myopia). Intacs™ are corneal ring segments implanted by an eye surgeon in the inner layers of the cornea.