Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Laser Eye Technology

Do you that today, NASA and the U.S. Military were able to increase the mission-critical personnel using the vision correction technologies or the LASIK technology.How these LASIK technology works or any LASIK information? Well, these modern LASIK, also known as the iLASIK™ Procedure, uses two lasers instead of one (unlike the earlier version of procedure).Wave-front technology maps the uniques characteristics of the individual's eyes is the first stage of ILASIK. Then, an ultrafast, computer-guided laser creates a corneal flap. This laser replaces the handheld microkeratome blade used in older forms of LASIK and makes the procedure safe.After the flap is created, the wave-front mapping data guides a second laser for vision correction. The combination of these advanced laser technologies creates a custom-fit procedure clinically proven to provide excellent safety and visual results.

These LASIK technology had benefited civilians for more than five years.According to Steven Schallhorn, M.D., a retired U.S. Navy captain and leader of clinical research and studies done for the DOD regarding the use of LASIK, the DOD and NASA have validated the fact that today’s LASIK exceeds all established standards of safety and effectiveness.In fact, all-laser form of LASIK has been tapped by the Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA to improve the vision of specialized personnel facing extreme, physically demanding conditions.Some notable results of the military’s evaluation of modern LASIK in 100 military personnel showed that 95% achieved 20/20 uncorrected vision or better.