The most important factors in the successful outcome of any vision correction surgery are the skill and experience of the surgeon. But even the most skilled and experienced surgeon needs state-of-the-art technology to produce state-of-the-art results. That's why we use the WaveLight EX500 with Perfect Pulse eye tracking capability and combine it with the diagnostic precision of the PentaCam and Humphrey corneal topographers and the WaveScan aberrometer when performing wavefront lasik eye surgery.
Corneal topographers analyzes elevation and curvature measurements on both the front and back surfaces of the cornea, as well as pupil size and thickness. This information helps the surgeon develop a treatment plan specifically for you. A corneal topographer is also designed to identify early stages of some corneal diseases that may exclude a patient from laser vision correction. Click here to find out more about the Orbscan IIz and the Humphrey ATLAS Corneal Topographer.
An aberrometer measures the way light travels through your entire optical pathway and compares it to the way light travels through an optically perfect eye. By bouncing the light off your retina and measuring the imperfections of your eye, the aberrometer creates a 3-D Wavefront map of your cornea. This unique 3-D map is then used for pre-operative screening to design a Wavefront LASIK procedure for you. On surgery day, the information from the map is transferred electronically to the laser, enabling your doctor to customize a laser vision procedure to your unique visual requirements. Click here to find out which aberrometer we prefer.
Bladeless FemtoSecond Laser Technology
WaveLight FS 200 technology is used in the first step of bladeless LASIK to create a highly precise corneal flap for vision correction. This advanced methodology provides micron-level accuracy for consistent flap thickness. Dr. Furlong combines this technology with WaveLight EX500 LASIK, as the second step of bladeless LASIK, to give patients customized results with the highest safety profile possible. Learn more about our choice of WaveLight FS Technology.
An excimer laser is a precise computerized instrument that uses invisible ultraviolet light to shape the cornea during refractive surgery. Each pulse of this cool light laser removes only a minute amount of corneal tissue - about 1/500th of the thickness of a human hair. Click here to find out about the sophistication of our laser.
Radiofrequency Keratoplasty Device
The radiofrequencey keratoplasty device used during the CK procedure uses radiofrequency (RF) energy instead of a laser to change the shape of the cornea. The surgeon uses a small probe to apply controlled RF energy to the edge of the cornea, creating a band of tightening that increases its overall curvature. As a minimally invasive alternative to laser vision correction, CK is a good option for those with presbyopia and low levels of farsightedness. Click here to find out more about the Viewpoint - the only FDA-approved radiofrequency keratoplasty device.
Surgiclaly implanted contact lenses called phakic IOls (intaocular lenses) provide existing options for patients with moderate to severe myopia who do not qualify for LASIK. ICL (implantable contact lens) surgey allows these patients to experience vision correction and enjoy the freedom from glasses or contacts. Read more about the advanced phakic IOLs available.
Cataract surgery and refractive lens exchanges involve the replacement of the clear lens of the eye with an artificial intraocular lens usually made of plastic, silicone, or acrylic. In the past, traditional cataract surgery used monofocal lenses that focused at a single distance. Recent advances in lens technology, however, have introduced new lenses to the market. Multifocal lenses (that provide focus at multiple distances) and accommodating lenses (that can change focal point) both provide exciting options for patients who want to take vision correction a step beyond the ordinary. Click here to find out more about the evolving world of replacement lenses.
Our modern surgery center, dedicated exclusively to vision correction procedures, was built specifically for Furlong Vision Correction with our patients' safety and comfort in mind. Our surgery center contains both the Alcon WaveLight EX500/FS200 refractive suite; and the AMO VISX SR4 IR/ IntraLase refractive surgery systems. Exceeding FDA guidelines, our surgical suite has HEPA air filtration to remove microscopic contaminants and is temperature and humidity-controlled to provide repeatable surgical outcomes. We have installed a 30-minute uninterruptible power supply to ensure that even in the event of a power failure, your surgery will be completed as scheduled.