From the moment you walk into the May Eye Care Center, you will receive personalized attention. We have a comfortable atmosphere for you to learn about refractive surgery without pressure to have surgery. We also have a highly trained staff and use state-of-the-art equipment to perform your examination and surgery.
What’s New In Laser Vision Correction
Custom LASIK: Wavefront, WaveScan, Or WavePrint systems are all methods to take a “fingerprint” of your eyes’ optical system. This fingerprint can be used by experienced surgeons to give you a personalized LASIK treatment and a better visual outcome. Dr. May provides care to patients in York and Adams Counties, as well as surrounding areas, including Harrisburg and Northern Maryland.
The CustomVue LASIK process begins with a consultation to inform you about the technology and the procedure. An evaluation follows to assess your overall eye health and to measure and create a detailed and unique WavePrint map ofyour eyes. One the day of our procedure, your unique correction information is transferred directly from the WaveScan to the Visx Star S4 Laser. CustomVue LASIK works by gently reshaping the cornea with the cool beam from the laser to remove microscopic amounts of the tissue-less than the thickness of a human hair in most cases-to create a new curvature. The procedure typically takes several seconds and the majority of patients feel no discomfort. Many notice immediate results after CustomVue and vision continues to improve over several days. Routine follow-up visits complete the process.
iLASIK: Approved for use on consumers almost a decade ago, more than 11 million LASIK procedures have been performed to-date, making it the most-common elective surgical procedure in the U.S. Today, laser vision correction is more safe and effective than ever before with the introduction of the iLASIK procedure. The iLASIK procedure is the innovative combination of two customizable technologies, Femtosecond flap creation with the Advanced CustomVue treatment.
There are several procedures becoming more popular, allowing surgeons to do vision correction on higher refractive errors ( i.e. very near sighted or very far sighted) These procedures collectively are called Advanced Surface Treatment. They preserve corneal tissue allowing more patients to have laser vision correction than ever before. Several types are listed below
These procedures may some day replace LASIK entirely. There are some studies that show the end visual result is better in patients who have surgery without a flap. At May Eye Care we stay at the cutting edge of technology in order to provide you with the best visual outcomes in a manner that is the safest for your eye. This requires state of the art lasers as well as state of the art technology to measure the surface of your eye. We use a machine called a Pentacam that we purchased in early 2005 allowing us to make extremely accurate measurements. People that are measured on inferior equipment may be told that they are not a candidate when they actually could have Advanced surface treatment if measured accurately.
Dr May is an expert in Laser Vision Correction. He uses the VISX Star 4 Laser with the most advanced software and state-of-the-art 3-D eye tracking system. He now has introduced the new VISX STAR S4 WaveScan Wavefront System. Using this technology Dr May can provide a truly personalized laser vision correction known as: Custom LASIK. Lasik and AST can correct the following refractive errors. Learn more by clicking below.
The WaveScan System
For the first time in history, Ophthalmologists now have access to technology capable of revealing how the human eye’s entire optical system processes light. Without question, this technology is a dramatic step forward in our pursuit of perfect vision. Dr May is the first eye surgeon to introduce Wavefront technology with the VISX STAR S4 in Central Pennsylvania ( Harrisburg , Hanover , York, Gettysburg , Adams County PA , and Carroll County Maryland). Before, he was limited to only surface measurements of the eye. This technology gives an actual ‘fingerprint’ of the entire optical system. This allows a ‘ Custom LASIK ‘ to be performed that is LASIK personalized to your eye.
The WaveScan System was developed by VISX, Inc. – the world’s largest manufacturer of Excimer lasers – to provide eye doctors the most comprehensive picture of the eye ever developed, including more quantitative & qualitative data on irregular astigmatism and higher order aberrations. The most common forms of lower order aberrations include myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, those corrected by conventional contact lenses and glasses.
Until the evolution of WaveScan technology, higher order aberrations within the eye could not be detected or corrected through traditional prescriptive eyewear. Doctors have known for years that no two eyes are alike. Just like our fingerprint and DNA, each of our eyes has their own unique characteristics. With this technology, we can actually develop a customized treatment plan for each of our patients’ individual needs.
Taking a WaveScan of the eye takes only a few minutes to complete and is virtually painless. No medications or eye drops are required and the system produces a detailed color mapping of the entire optical system. An infrared laser places a spot on the retina that is then reflected through the eye and focused by a lens set array. This image is then compared to a uniform spot pattern to help doctors determine the level of deviation of the individual light rays and the magnitude of the aberrations in each eye.
“I strongly suggest that anyone considering laser vision correction first have their eyes mapped with this technology. It gives us more specific information about an individual’s eyes than we’ve ever had.”
The Z-LASIK procedure was performed by Dr. May using the new Zeimer Femtosecond Laser. Dr. May was the first in the nation to use this laser to create a flap. “This is a very exciting new technology” said Dr. May. “It gives me great flexibility when creating a flap that is thinner and safer for the eye than traditional LASIK” Anyone seeking out laser vision correction should find out more about this new technology by calling 717-637-1919
According to the information posted by the FDA, the following Lasik risks should be considered before undergoing corrective eye surgery:
Vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or additional surgery
Debilitating visual symptoms such as glare, halo and/or double vision that can seriously effect vision at night or in fog
Undertreatment or overtreatment may result in a failure to achieve 20/20 vision, and additional treatment may not be possible. Therefore, patients may still require glasses or contact lenses after srugery.
Dry eye syndrome may occur, which could prevent the eye from developing enough tears, causing discomfort and reduced visual quality.
Results are generally not as good in patients with very large refractive errors.
Results may diminish with age for some farsighted patients.
Long-term data is not available, as the first laser was approved for LASIK eye surgery in 1998.
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