London Eye Centre uses the latest AMO (VISX) laser - the VISX STAR S4 IR™ for all 'No Touch' PRK and Intralase SBK procedures. It has a number of new breakthroughs that have helped improve upon the already excellent results London Eye Centre have been achieving over the past 20+ years of using VISX technology. It represents the most advanced laser technology platform available today.
Some of the unique features of the VISX STAR S4 IR™ that directly benefit the patient include:
Variable Spot Scanning (VSS™) is an exclusive AMO (VISX) laser technology that allows for a larger treatment area. The VISX STAR S4 IR™ can treat a 9mm treatment zone, the widest available. This is important for quality of vision in low-light situations, particularly night driving and bad weather. This has minimized earlier night vision issues where pupil size is a consideration.
The 3D ActiveTrak™ follows any tiny movements of the eye instantaneously and automatically, in all 3 dimensions, repositioning the laser to ensure accuracy without having patients to hold their eyes still. You can relax knowing that you’re obtaining a correction that is precisely centered on your eye. With ActiveTrak Automatic Centering, this laser locates and then automatically sets the treatment center to the center of the pupil.
The AMO (VISX) STAR S4 IR™ laser also preserves more corneal tissue than any other vision correction laser. Combined with the ‘No Touch’ PRK method or the IntraLase SBK method, this laser provides the best option for patients with thin corneas who may not be eligible for LASIK or procedures that remove more tissue.
Iris Registration (IR) is the first FDA-approved, fully automated, non-contact method of alignment of the cornea. Iris Registration is a major breakthrough for treating patients who require treatment for any significant amount of astigmatism.
For more indepth information on why London Eye Centre prefers the VISX STAR S4 IR™ over other vision correction lasers, call and ask to speak to the London Eye Centre Education Department, or schedule to attend an upcoming information session.