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Laser Surgery

More and more people visit us for laser eye surgery in Yuma, Arizona. PRK is often performed as a corrective measure for those suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Millions of laser eye surgery procedures have been performed throughout the country with an overwhelming rate of satisfaction.

If you wish to reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts, or just want to greatly improve your eyesight, laser vision correction in Yuma, Arizona, could be the solution. Request an appointment or call (928) 782-1980 to speak with one of our eye care professionals.

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What can laser surgery do for me?

If you suffer from vision problems, laser surgery such as PRK can help improve your eyesight and reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Although glasses and contacts can be accessories to your personal appearance, they can also be expensive to replace and maintain, and a hassle during everyday activities. Imagine a simpler life without having to worry about contacts and glasses – allowing for more freedom for everyday activities. This simplicity and freedom is what laser surgery can give you.

Is laser surgery safe?

Laser surgery is one of the safest and most common elective procedures. By using a laser beam, this procedure helps to reshape the cornea to its ideal shape.

What type of laser system do you use?

Being at the forefront of vision correction, the Aiello Eye Institute is proud to offer the VISX® STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser. This system represents the most advanced laser technology platform available today and offers the broadest range of wavefront-guided laser correction. Integrating data collected by the WaveScan WaveFront™ System, the STAR S4 IR utilizes VISX Iris Registration and other exclusive VISX technologies for enhanced precision and safety. The Advanced CustomVue™ procedure is not affected by the patient's eye movement during treatment and minimizes correction to only those areas of the cornea that require reshaping. The Aiello Eye Institute is proud to offer this sophisticated technology and is honored to be the only facility in Yuma performing laser vision correction.

How does laser eye surgery work?

Laser eye surgery begins with an individual vision evaluation using our WaveScan System, which creates a map or "fingerprint" of your individual eye imperfections. The digital information from that map is then used to design a custom treatment plan for each of your eyes. The plans are then transferred to the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser. The cool beam laser uses this information as instructions when reshaping your cornea in order to create a customized eye curvature and correct your vision.

What can I expect from my results?

Clinical studies presented to the FDA show remarkable results. Among the findings, studies showed that the Advanced CustomVue procedure can potentially produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses.* In fact, more patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their vision after the Advanced CustomVue procedure than they were before with glasses or contact lenses.*

The post-surgical results after 1 year included:

  • 100% of mild to moderate nearsighted patients could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses
  • 98% percent of mild to moderate nearsighted patients could see 20/20 or better
  • 70% of the clinical study participants could see 20/16 or better without glasses or contacts

*Data on file. AMO Development, LLC. CustomVue procedure clinical trials submitted to the FDA; 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2007.

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