“Our patients say that the quality of vision at night is better with Custom Vision LASIK than with glasses and contacts.”
– Jonathan Christenbury, M.D.
Christenbury Eye Center Offers New Iris Registration Technology for Added Accuracy in Laser Vision Correction
For Immediate Release
Keeping with the tradition of constant development and technological growth in the field of visual enhancement, Dr. Jonathan Christenbury of Christenbury Eye Center now utilizes an amazing breakthrough in laser vision correction, the FDA-approved VISX Iris Registration Technology. This new method of precisely aligning the laser with the eye provides increased accuracy as a component to the already successful VISX CustomVue WaveFront-guided laser vision correction procedure.
“Proper alignment is crucial to a successful WaveFront-guided procedure,” Dr. Christenbury said. In the past, methods of alignment normally involved the surgeon manually creating ink marks on the white part of the eye. If the pupil shifted during the procedure, Dr. Christenbury would manually move the patient’s head to compensate. The Iris Registration Technology is the only fully automated, computer-controlled method of alignment, creating a more accurate procedure.
How VISX Iris Registration Technology Works
During a laser vision correction procedure, the pupil normally shifts as much as seven degrees between the patient sitting at the WaveScan system and lying on the treatment bed. With Iris Registration Technology, each eye is measured by recording various locations and angles while the patient is seated and again while lying down, and the eye is never touched. These measurements are then used to maintain proper alignment throughout the procedure.
Iris Recognition Technology is not time-intensive like manual alignment methods. The eye can be realigned if eye moves or the procedure is paused. Iris Recognition Technology also serves as a safeguard in that once the eye is measured, the measurement is assigned specifically to that eye. Therefore, it is impossible to mix measurements and treat the wrong eye.
“This is an unprecedented breakthrough,” Dr. Christenbury said. “As a surgeon, I’m always looking for new ways to increase my patients’ opportunities for 20/20 or better vision. Iris Registration is one of those technologies.”
Increased Benefits for More Patients
Iris Registration Technology is the latest advancement in the VISX CustomVue procedure that creates a customized visual treatment plan based on the specific needs of each patient. The FDA recently approved the CustomVue procedure as the first WaveFront-guided treatment for myopia, hyperopia and mixed astigmatism. By employing the continually expanding technological features of the CustomVue procedure, Dr. Christenbury is able to treat more patients with more options.
Established in 1987, Christenbury Eye Center is committed to providing vision care for residents throughout the Southeast. As an accomplished, state-of-the-art, IntraLASIK™, cataract, and consultative ophthalmology practice in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina, Christenbury Eye Center draws patients from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and many areas around the globe principally through referrals from previous and current patients, an excellent reputation in the community and housing physicians with the most outstanding credentials. Christenbury Eye Center offers comprehensive eye care, from regular vision checkups to cataract surgery and IntraLASIK (blade free LASIK) laser vision correction. To learn more, contact Christenbury Eye Center at (877) 702-2020 or visit the Christenbury website.
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