New Eye Care Technology at the Practice

January 12, 2017 — by Stanley Teplick
Tags: Lasik Contoura Corneal Cross Linking Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Technology

The latest LASIK surgery and eye care technologyTeplick Custom Vision always strives to use the latest eye care technology. We are one of Portland's leaders in vision correction in part because of our desire to use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques in the field.

We're proud to announce three new procedures and technologies currently offered at our practice: Contoura™ Vision custom LASIK, corneal cross linking (CXL), and the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay. Let's briefly explore each of these below.

Contoura™ Vision Custom LASIK

Custom LASIK has been extremely effective at enhancing vision. Using wavefront technology, LASIK surgeons were able to create a three-dimensional map of the cornea. This allowed exceptional accuracy for corneal reshaping and recontouring. New innovations have led to a new the development of Contoura™ Vision, an even more precise form of corneal mapping.

Contoura™ Vision provides eye surgeons with highly detailed data regarding a patient's cornea. This allows surgeons to understand the characteristics of the patient's eye. The data is analyzed, a treatment plan is developed, and the information is then used to guide the laser during the LASIK procedure. Contoura™ Vision has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in refractive surgery procedures.

Corneal Cross Linking (CXL)

Keratoconus is a condition in which the eye begins to bulge outward, often due to a weakened cornea. This causes the eye's shape to be oblong rather than round. It can affect just one eye or both eyes, and left untreated it can result in serious issues with vision quality. Furthermore, the condition may prevent a patient from undergoing a refractive surgery procedure.

Corneal cross linking (CXL) is a highly effective treatment for keratocunus. The procedure strengthens the cornea through a combination of liquid riboflavin (vitamin B2) and controlled ultraviolet light exposure to the eye.

Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay

As part of the natural aging process, people tend to suffer from a condition known as presbyopia. This is an age-related form of farsightedness, which means it is more difficult to see nearby objects. The condition tends to start around the 40s, becoming more pronounced with age. While corrective lenses and bifocals can help people see better when presbyopia sets in, inlays can also be used to improve vision. The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is just such an inlay.

The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is a small corneal inlay placed just below the surface of the eye in a simple 10-minute procedure. Extremely thin, soft, and predominantly comprised of water, the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay enhances vision and provides an excellent long-term treatment for vision loss that occurs with progressive aging. They're particularly ideal for people who were not candidates for LASIK and wanted to avoid the use of reading glasses later in life.

A Commitment to Advanced Eye Care

As eye care technology continues to evolve, we will evolve with it. By keeping up with new advances in vision care, we can help ensure our patients are healthy and have excellent vision that lasts for years into the future.

Whenever we add new technology to the practice, you can expect us to discuss it here on this blog.

Contact Our Eye Care Center for More Information

For more information about your eye care options and how we can help you have healthy eyes and great vision, be sure to contact our advanced laser vision correction center today. The team at our practice looks forward to your visit and discussing these matters with you in more detail.