LASIK Surgery Centers in Camarillo, Westlake Village, Beverly Hills, Encino, and Simi Valley
Unlike other surgeons who have access to only 1 excimer laser technology, Dr. Dougherty owns and utilizes the 3 most commonly used lasers; Alcon Allegretto, Nidek CATz, and Visx Wavefront-Guided. Because of this, he can customize the technology to your unique visual condition.
The LASIK Procedure
LASIK treats nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by removing precise amounts of tissue in specific parts of the cornea (the clear window in front of the eye).
The procedure usually takes about 4 minutes per eye and involves minimal discomfort for most patients. Most patients heal within 4-6 hours and are able to return to work the next day. Statistically, LASIK is safer than contact lens wear.
LASIK is performed in three steps:
- 1. Dr. Dougherty creates a small protective flap of corneal tissue with a femtosecond laser, 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.
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.
CATz Topography-Guided LASIK
CATz technology provides uniquely detailed topographic (elevation) maps of the cornea (the clear window in the front of the eye) – one of the cornea prior to surgery, and another of the cornea as it should appear after correction with LASIK. These before and after images enable the surgeon to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism with a high degree of precision, as well as smooth out even minor irregularities to improve vision quality and night vision.
Watch Dr. Dougherty Perform CATz Topography Guided LASIK Surgery Live On-Air on Eyewitness News:
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.
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At Dougherty Laser Vision, we want you to have the clear vision to experience life’s moments naturally, without glasses or contacts. If seeing is believing, then see for yourself by scheduling your Free Consultation today at our Los Angeles or Ventura County offices.