LASIK Surgery Centers in Camarillo, Westlake Village & Beverly Hills
Z-LASIK Z is the most advanced innovation in bladeless surgery. The FEMTO LDV Z8 uses ultra-short pulses of invisible light to gently separate the layers of the cornea. It is designed to create truly customized flaps, precisely, safely and painlessly.
This high-frequency laser operates with a beam that is 100 times less intense than that of the first-generation femtosecond lasers. Never before have safety, accuracy and patient comfort in laser eye surgery been so good, as proven by thousands of Z-LASIK Z treatments.
FEMTO LDV Z8
Next Generation Femto-Cataract Technology
Lower energy in the cornea:
- Excellent Resection
- Very High Precision
- Very Low Complication Rate
Higher Energy In The Lens If Needed:
- Efficient Lens Fragmentation Of All Grades
- Optimal Fragmentation For Reduced Phaco Energy
The latest edition to the Ziemer FEMTO LDV line of lasers, the Ziemer’s Femto LDV Z8 laser is Swiss-engineered and FDA-approved. The FEMTO LDV Z8 provides the first mobile femtosecond laser solution for refractive, cornea and cataract prodecures to be performed in an all-in-one system. The Z8 technology provides precision in the cornea and power in the lens with fragmentation. In traditional cataract surgery, these incisions are performed manually, with a blade, in a linear fashion. Ziemer’s laser technology, however, allows for the incision to be made in a variety of patterns, lending procedures consistently optimal results. Laser-driven procedures can be performed using only topical anesthetics. As such, they are self-sealing and do not require stitches, which leads to a decreased chance of infection and other complications.
The FEMTO LDV Z8 is approved for Z-Lasik, Z-Lasik Z, intracorneal rings, intrastromal pockets, lamellar keratoplasty, pentetrating keratoplasty, anterior capsulotomy, lens fragmentation, clear corneal and arc incisions.
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LASIK, Custom (Wavefront-Guided) LASIK, CATz and Blade-Free LASIK
Since it was approved by the FDA in 1999, LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) has helped millions of people in the US eliminate or greatly reduce their need for glasses or contact lenses.
Dr. Dougherty was one of the first surgeons in the US to perform laser vision correction on an investigational basis starting in 1993. He has performed over 23,000 laser vision procedures, and was among the first LASIK surgeons in Los Angeles, Ventura County (Camarillo) and Santa Barbara to offer Custom (Wavefront-Guided) and the first to offer the all new Z-LASIK. Z-LASIK is the first true blade free all laser LASIK performed by the Zeimer LDV femtosecond laser. The Ziemer is the most advanced Laser LASIK technology available.
Dougherty Laser Vision who has performed over 30,000 vision correction procedures including LASIK, PRK, IOL and ICL is also poised to become the first vision center in the US to offer the new CATz (Customized Aspheric Treatment Zone) LASIK technology that takes Custom LASIK to a whole new level.
THE LASIK PROCEDURE
LASIK treats nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by removing precise amounts of tissue in specific parts of the cornea The procedure usually takes about 3 minutes per eye.
LASIK is performed in three steps:
- 1. Dr. Dougherty creates a small protective flap of corneal tissue, which is lifted and folded back..
- 2. The Doctor uses the laser to apply a cool beam of light that reshapes your cornea and corrects your vision.
- 3. Dr. Dougherty gently repositions the flap and the healing process begins immediately.
Custom (“Wavefront–Guided”) LASIK is a further refinement of the LASIK procedure that facilitates more precise eye measurement and correction.
While conventional LASIK is based on the patient’s overall eyeglass prescription, Custom LASIK uses Wavefront mapping technology to measure imperfections at hundreds of individual points on the eye. This enables the surgeon to highly customize treatment and help the patient achieve vision that is often better than the best vision possible with glasses or contact lenses. Custom LASIK also tends to result in better nighttime and low light vision than traditional LASIK.