Your irises are like your fingerprints. They are completely unique to you.
For LASIK surgeons, these differences in irises are useful—the more
that an eye surgeon can tailor treatments to each patient, the better
the outcomes. Iris registration technology makes this kind of personalized
treatment in laser eye surgery easier. Here is what you need to know about it:
What Is Iris Registration?
Iris registration is an exclusive hardware and software feature of the
VISX Star S4 IR Excimer laser. This all-in-one laser device lets ophthalmologists
take precise scans of their patients’ irises and save that information
for targeted treatment. The wavelength scan captures an extremely detailed
and precise picture of the iris that helps for both patient identification
and better treatments plans.
What Are The Benefits of Iris Registration?
In LASIK surgeries, iris registration offers two benefits. The first is
that it greatly reduces the risk of operator error. Before a LASIK surgeon
can actually start using the laser, the machine will scan the iris of
the patient to make sure it matches the iris registered for the treatment
plan about to be used. If the irises don’t match, the laser won’t
operate. This removes the risk of a surgeon performing a treatment that
was meant for another patient.
benefit of iris registration with LASIK is accuracy. When patients have their initial eye scans before LASIK,
they are sitting up. As they lay back to have the procedure performed,
their eyes inevitably move. This means the actual treatment plan was made
based on different positioning than is present during the surgery. With
iris registration, the laser can automatically adjust to the new eye position,
providing more accurate LASIK results.
Iris registration is one of the tools
Dr. Mark Hornfeld uses at New York’s Vista Laser Vision to deliver excellent vision
correction to his patients. You can schedule a consultation to learn more
about laser vision correction, glaucoma treatment, or cataract treatment.
Call (212) 580-8881 to set up your appointment.