About Ziemer Custom LASIK (Z-LASIK) in Los Angeles and Orange County
The Z-LASIK procedure
The Ziemer femtosecond laser is completely controlled and guided by the our board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Feinerman. It is completely bladeless. The Ziemer laser is unique because it uses extremely small and rapid laser pulses to create the corneal flap (essential to the LASIK procedure). The lower energy released with each pulse using Ziemer technology is the main factor in improved overall safety. This gives our patients faster healing time and faster visual recovery than any other technology in the world.
Los Angeles LASIK expert Dr. Gregg Feinerman has performed thousands of LASIK procedures since 1998. He believes this advancement in femtosecond laser technology has significant advantages over the older Intralase technology. Dr. Feinerman wants to provide the best patient care and highest level of safety for his Los Angeles area LASIK patients. Furthermore, he believes the more accurate Ziemer femtosecond laser will enable more people to safely undergo LASIK eye surgery.
Is Z-LASIK safer than Intralase?
There has been a lot of debate regarding whether or not the Ziemer femtosecond laser is a safer approach than Intralase. What the Ziemer laser actually allows is more precise creation of the LASIK flap and a more evenly shaped corneal flap. This better and evenly shaped corneal flap actually enables a more uniform surface for the excimer laser treatment that follows the flap creation. The pulse energies are much lower (nanojoules) than that of Intralase (milijoules), and the delivery optics are very tightly focused for maximum effect. Thus, based on the actual technical characteristics and it can be argued that the Ziemer femtosecond laser is safer and better than Intralase.
Dr. Feinerman was the first surgeon in California to acquire the Ziemer laser. He made the decision to invest in the new technology due to these safety factors. Feinerman Vision Center offers what we believe is the safest LASIK experience with exceptional results. Not only is this laser technically better than Intralase; but it also allows a thinner more precise LASIK Flap than what can be achieved with a mechanical blade-driven microkeratome.
Z-LASIK facts (facts about the new Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems Femtosecond Laser)
- The safety profile of femtosecond lasers have been demonstrated in over 1 million cases
- The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps have all approved, and strongly recommend femtosecond lasers for use on their personnel
- The NASA space agency has also approved femtosecond lasers for astronauts
- Femtosecond lasers have a track record of enhanced safety
- Z-LASIK is LASIK performed with the Ziemer femtosecond laser in conjunction with any one of the leading excimer lasers
Understanding your options for Custom LASIK in Los Angeles
If you live in Los Angeles or Orange County, California the good news is that you will certainly be able to find high quality LASIK surgeons. Gregg Feinerman MD is a Los Angeles LASIK specialist using only the safest LASIK technology. Ziemer femtosecond laser technology is the latest example of how our practice maintains the highest level of safety. If you are seeking LASIK in Los Angeles California or LASIK in Newport Beach you have come to the right place. We hope you are enjoying our LASIK website, and feel that it contains a vast amount of information regarding LASIK eye surgery.
Dr. Feinerman is a board certified ophthalmologist. He also offers other surgical options for vision correction such as the intraocular contact lens (ICL), crystalens & ReSTOR lens implants. (For more information please see our pages on ICL, crystalens and ReSTOR) .
Please feel free to read the materials on our LASIK eye surgery website.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us directly at 800-527-3702.
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