New Laser Reduces LASIK Surgery Time
Improves Results, Safety & Comfort
For Immediate Release
The Christenbury Eye Center introduces the newest generation in LASIK Surgery technology, the LADAR6000™ Excimer Laser, approved by the FDA in May. The new high-tech laser has a 50 percent faster ablation time than previous LADAR technology, which shortens the treatment time and makes the procedure more efficient and safer, with less exposure of the corneal flap.
Ablation is the process of removing microscopic layers of tissue to reshape the cornea of the eye and correct common vision errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
“The LADAR6000 is yet another advance in LASIK that we are pleased to offer our patients,” says Jonathan Christenbury, M.D., medical director of the Christenbury Eye Center. “The new laser has a series of enhancements that improve its ability and performance to give patients excellent results.”
The FDA also approved use of both the new LADAR6000 and the LADARVision® 4000 System for correcting a wider range of hyperopic vision errors (farsightedness) than was possible until now. This means patients with more severe hyperopia and hyperopia with astigmatism can now qualify for LASIK Surgery.
Both the LADAR6000 and LADARVision 4000 are components of CustomCornea® LASIK, a procedure offered at the Christenbury Eye Center that includes 3-D WaveFront capability for mapping each patient’s visual distortions and a tracking device for more accurate placement of the laser beam.
About the Christenbury Eye Center
Dr. Jonathan Christenbury established Christenbury Eye Center in 1987 and is known for his groundbreaking work in vision care. For more than a decade he has consistently been one of the first surgeons in the Carolinas to perform many pioneering vision care procedures.
Dr. Christenbury performed the first LASIK procedure in the Carolinas in the early 1990’s and since that time has performed more than 55, 000 laser vision correction procedures. He also performed the first IntraLASIK procedure on the East Coast and the first WaveFront Customized IntraLASIK in the Carolinas. In the Spring of 2005, the doctor was the first Carolinas eye surgeon to perform the ReSTOR procedure, used both for the treatment of cataracts and for eliminating reading glasses and bifocals for people with presbyopia. Today, Dr. Christenbury is the most experienced ReSTOR surgeon in the U.S.
To learn more, contact Christenbury Eye Center at 877-702-2020.