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Laser Eye Surgery Ohio Overview at Stahl Vision Laser Eye Surgery Center in Dayton Ohio

At a Glance:  Laser Vision Correction and Laser Eye Surgery are synonyms. The term LASIK and the term PRK are specific Laser Vision Correction procedures, but are actually different subtypes of Laser Eye Surgery for the correction of nearisightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.  CustomVision™ is a refinement of custom laser eye surgery trademarked by Dr. Brian Stahl (Stahl Vision, Dayton Ohio) done to achieve high contrast vision and can be done with both LASIK and PRK.

About Laser Vision Correction

Prior to 1995 millions of people in the United States who had common eye problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism really only had two vision correction options-they could wear eyeglasses or they could wear contact lenses-to enable them to see clearly. Eye care professionals had in fact been using contact lens vision correction and spectacle vision correction for hundreds of years in order to provide myopic patients, hyperopic patients and those patients with astigmatism the ability to conduct their lives with clear vision.

In 1995, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first Excimer laser that could be used to perform Laser Eye Surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The introduction of this technology to perform Laser Eye Surgery for Laser Vision Correction marked the beginning of eye care patients having the additional vision correction option of Laser Vision Correction in addition to glasses and contact lenses.

The earliest type of Laser Eye Surgery procedure performed in the United States was called Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK. PRK proved to be a safe, effective and predictable method of Laser Eye Surgery and enabled millions of patients to have Laser Vision Correction by 1998. Although PRK has many advantages, it has two particular limitations that initially restrained the growth of Laser Eye Surgery. In PRK, the laser is applied to the surface of the Cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, after removing the surface cells or epithelium.  A band-aid contact lens is used for the first few days after surgery to aid in the healing, and the ey tends to be scratchy, watery, and sore for a few days while healing occurs.  In addition, because the cornea is such an important focusing element of the eye, it often requires several days or more for patients to experience a good clear visual recovery. These two limitations motivated eye surgeons to further refine the technique of Laser Eye Surgery to facilitate quicker visual recovery and make it a more comfortable a procedure for patients wishing to have Laser Vision Correction.

Eye surgeons began developing a technique whereby rather than applying the Excimer laser to the surface of the Cornea, they applied it between the layers of the Cornea by first creating a very thin flap that could be easily replaced after the laser was applied. This type of Laser Eye Surgery is called “lamellar eye surgery” because it performed between the layers of the Cornea. The most common type of lamellar eye surgery for correcting refractive vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism is called Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomlieusis or LASIK. Indeed, LASIK Eye Surgery is the most common type of Laser Eye Surgery today and has provided Laser Vision Correction for many millions of patients around the world, helping them to become less dependent on or even eliminate the need to wear eyeglasses and contact lenses to see clearly at distance.

In 2003, yet another application of advanced technology was brought to patients seeking Laser Vision Correction. This technology, called Custom Wavefront Guided Laser Eye Surgery, allowed eye surgeons to precisely measure even the smallest optical aberrations of the eye that can blur or distort vision, and then to use the Excimer Laser to correct them to a level not previously within reach. Building upon this technology, Dr. Brian Stahl developed CustomVision™ which applies analysis, measurement techniques and controls to create individualized treatment plans through carefully formulated nomograms in order to deliver the best possible results. CustomVision™ is the preferred treatment at Stahl Vision Laser Eye Center for Custom LASIK and Custom PRK.

laser eye surgery in Ohio photograhAt Stahl Vision, eye surgeons Drs. Stahl & Knowles provide many types of Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK, PRK and Custom Wavefront Guided Laser Eye Surgery or CustomVision™ in order to help each patient meet their personal vision correction goals.

Stahl Vision Laser & Eye Surgery Center in Dayton Ohio is conveniently located for patients seeking Laser Eye Surgery for Laser Vision Correction, including LASIK, Custom Wavefront LASIK, PRK, Custom Wavefront PRK and CustomVision™ from Sidney Ohio, Springfield Ohio, Urbana Ohio, Dayton Ohio, Cincinnati Ohio, West Chester Ohio, Eaton Ohio, Xenia Ohio, Jamestown Ohio, Franklin Ohio, Springboro Ohio, Waynesville Ohio, Lebanon Ohio, Mason Ohio, Oxford Ohio, and Middletown Ohio. Please call Stahl Vision at 937.643.2020 to schedule an appointment for an examination and consultation for Laser Eye Surgery.

At Stahl Vision, patient safety & results are our top priority. While most of our patients are very pleased with their results, like all medical procedures, there are risks involved.
Click here for a full list of risks and considerations associated with LASIK and our technology.

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