Should you undergo custom LASIK eye surgery, do you need to undergo tests prior to Excimer laser treatment, and other frequently asked questions about LASIK.
Q. Should I have a Custom LASIK Eye Surgery Treatment or a Conventional Treatment?
A. The results are so dramatically better with Custom Treatment through the VISX CustomVue platform that Dr. Gold no longer performs "standard treatment".
Q. What is the real difference between conventional Laser Eye Surgery and Custom LASIK Eye Surgery?
A. Conventional does not take into account the specific differences between eyes. Custom analysis with the VISX CustomVue System determines several thousand data points of the specific optical system and then treats them accordingly. At Dr. Gold's practice, Conventional gave 65% chance of 20/20 vision while Custom gave 98.6 % chance of 20/20 vision. For this reason, at Liberty Vision, conventional treatment is no longer available.
Q. Do I have to undergo any tests prior to Excimer laser treatment?
A. Yes, extensive testing is done to determine if a person is a good candidate for treatment and then specifically what treatment is done.
Q. Can I see the LASIK Treatment as it is being performed?
A. No, you will not be able to see the treatment. You will observe lights, shadows and movement. During the flap creation part of the procedure your vision will dim out for about 20 seconds. Dr. Gold will alert you as this is about to happen.
Q. How important is the choice of a doctor?
A. It is critical to choose a surgeon who has done thousands of procedures so he/she is beyond the “learning curve”. Dr. Gold has performed over 12,000 Laser Vision Correction procedures. It is highly important to have your surgery performed by the same person who does your work-up and will also do your postoperative care.
Q. Is there an upper age limit for laser eye surgery?
A. No, the surgery has no upper age limit.
What is Monovision?
LASIK surgeons are frequently asked “What will happen to my reading vision once I have laser vision correction to eliminate glasses or contacts for distance vision?”