Laser Vision Correction in Fredericksburg
Dr. Oosterbaan performs all pre and post operation examinations and treatments. He has a partnership with the Mann Eye Institute of Austin to perform surgery.
By doing this, we save the patient money and they have the added convenience of reduced trips to Austin. In most cases only one trip to Austin is necessary and that is for the surgery itself.
How Does Lasik Work?
iLASIK combines the accuracy of the Excimer laser with the quick healing characteristics of a Femtosecond created flap. Using a Femtosecond laser, a thin, protective flap of corneal tissue, attached by a hinge on one side, is folded back so the inner tissue of the cornea (stroma) can be treated with the excimer laser. After the tissue is reshaped, the corneal flap is folded back over the treated area where it bonds securely, without the need for stitches.
With less surface area to heal, iLASIK patients recover very quickly and most experience little, if any, discomfort. Functional vision returns very rapidly, with the majority of patients seeing 20/20 the next day. Because of its exceptional results, this is the only laser and procedure that is approved for NASA astronauts.
Who’s A Candidate For Lasik?
To be a good candidate for LASIK, the cornea must have sufficient thickness to allow for the flap to be made with the laser and still have enough tissue under the flap to allow for the proper amount of tissue to be removed. If a patient’s cornea is to thin, if their pupil dilates beyond the treatment zone at night, or if they have severe dry eyes, other forms of refractive surgery may be an option.
Since only the edge around the corneal flap needs to heal, visual recovery is rapid and patients report little or no post-operative pain. Additionally, there is less risk of scarring or developing corneal haze. There is also less need for post-operative medication with LASIK than PRK.
1102 North Llano Street, Suite A
Fredericksburg, TX, 78624-3507
Phone: (830) 997-0131
We are located on the corner of Llano Street and Mulberry.
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|Tuesday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|