Recent Advancements in Laser Vision Correction

by Lance Kugler, MD

A vital factor for ensuring an effective laser vision correction is the technology used in pre-operative screening and surgery. With LASIK advancements improving technology and procedural success, visual acuity achieved through surgery has never been better. Wavefront technology is one of the most recent innovations to allow for decreased night glare, halos and high order aberrations.

The Allegretto Wave EyeQ Excimer Laser was designed specifically for laser vision correction using “PerfectPulse” technology to control and ensure precision in every single laser pulse. By creating an aspheric corneal surface, it is the only laser to take into account the specific curvature of the patient’s eye, providing a customized procedure. Combined with topography-guided ablation profiles, data from a corneal topography scan allows for a guided and accurate laser treatment. In almost all surgical cases at Kugler Vision, thin-flap LASIK is used. Also known as SBK (sub-bowman’s keratomileusis), this technique increases residual stromal bed following LASIK, meaning less risk of long-term complication.

Technological advancements have recently catered to people who wear bifocals. Presby-LASIK technology has led to improved vision at a distance and at near in patients over age 40 who wear bifocals. When choosing an eye center to perform your LASIK surgery, consider the latest surgical advancements and equipment that can promote an effective surgery with a smooth recovery. Learn more about how the latest technology can improve your LASIK results.

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Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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