Custom iLASIK For Vision Correction – 98% 20/20 or Better!
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In the last 15 years, Dr. Christenbury has performed more than 75,000 LASIK procedures and was involved in more than a dozen FDA clinical trials to obtain FDA approval for excimer laser procedures. He performed the first all-laser IntraLasik on the east coast in 2001 and has evaluated every commercially available FDA approved excimer laser for vision correction. Safety and accuracy of vision outcomes have always been the reason for choosing and using a laser at Christenbury Eye Center. We choose to provide the technology that is the safest and provides the best quality of vision and the highest rate of 20/20 vision. Dr. Christenbury has reviewed the results of 35,000 LASIK procedures he has performed over a period of 10 years with five different commonly used lasers1. These results showed that iLASIK had the highest percentage of patients with vision 20/20 at 1 and 6 months, and the lowest retreatment rate. In 2010, Dr. Christenbury reviewed more than 14,000 iLASIK eyes which he corrected and found that 98% of our patients were 20/20 or better, and more than half of our patients were 20/15, which is even better than 20/20!
WHAT IS iLASIK?
iLASIK has been coined as a phrase when both the Intralase femtosecond laser creates the LASIK flap and the CustomVue VISX laser is used for vision correction. These are the two most advanced and trusted lasers, which is why Christenbury Eye Center uses them exclusively. Any other combination of lasers is not iLASIK, and does not provide the same technology nor vision results of iLASIK. We provide you with the best and most advanced laser vision correction available in the world. iLASIK is approved by NASA for astronauts and military fighter pilots and by the FAA for commercial and private pilots.
Advances in iLASIK
Intralase for Flap Creation
Although there are several other lasers to create the LASIK flap, the Intralase femtosecond laser is the most tried and true femtosecond laser. In Dr. Christenbury’s opinion, the Intralase creates the most accurate LASIK flap, improves patient comfort, and provides quicker vision recovery. The Intralase laser pulses from 60,000 to 150,000 times a second and separates tissue with tiny bubbles – microns in size. This gentle process takes approximately 20 seconds. iLASIK provides the most comfort and a quicker visual recovery than any other vision correction procedures (compared to Epi-lasik, PRK, LASEK, etc ). If you are not receiving CustomVue iLASIK you are not receiving the most advanced technology laser vision correction.
Larger Optical Treatment Zones
iLASIK “Wavemapping Testing” and Wavefront Custom Treatments
CustomVue iLasik involves a highly advanced FDA approved Wavescan instrument which accurately measures the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The Wavescan also measures “higher order aberrations,” which are optical errors that glasses, contact lenses, and other lasers cannot correct. Every eye is different, and every eye has a different wavemap across the pupil. The Wavescan measures these wavefront errors and generates a custom treatment, which is unique to each eye. With CustomVue iLASIK the majority of patients say they see better after iLASIK, including night vision, than with glasses or contact lenses. CustomVue Wavefront Visx treatments especially help night vision, since any wavefront aberrations are the main cause of night vision complaints.
How do you know if you are about to receive a Wavefront CustomVue iLASIK treatment? Ask to see the actual wavemap of your eyes, and ask if this generates a custom treatment that is downloaded into the laser. At Christenbury Eye Center you are welcome to tour our facility, view our laser suite, and even watch an iLASIK procedure!
When a Wavescan is performed an iris fingerprint is taken simultaneously and electronically attached to the Custom designed treatment for your eye. The iris fingerprint or IR (iris recognition) uses up to 24 points to identify unique points on your iris, and no two irises are alike. Prior to treatment, the laser takes its own iris fingerprint and compares it to your Wavescan iris fingerprint, to identify you. You cannot receive another patient’s treatment. No other vision correction laser has this feature. Cyclorotation is also very important. Cyclorotation is when you move from standing or sitting up to lying-down your head or eye can rotate clockwise or counter clockwise. This causes a misalignment of your eye compared to when you were upright. The Iris Registration uses the same iris fingerprint to measure as little as ½ a degree of rotation and rotates your Custom treatment to match. This is especially important in astigmatism correction accuracy, which has an “axis” or direction of treatment. As little as three degrees of rotation can under correct the astigmatism correction 10 percent or more. Other lasers do not have any of these functions and therefore are not as accurate in correcting astigmatism.
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About Dr. Jonathan Christenbury
Jonathan Christenbury, M.D., F.A.C.S., is one of the nation’s foremost authorities in laser vision correction. He is the medical director of the Christenbury Eye Center and performed the first LASIK procedure in the Carolinas in the early 1990’s. He performed the first all laser Intralasik procedure on the East Coast in 2001. Since then he has performed over 70,000 LASIK procedures, making him one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the world.
In addition to his accomplishment in laser vision correction, Dr. Christenbury is also regarded as one of the most experienced ReSTOR® surgeons in North America, having performing more than 8,000 procedures. Restor corrects near vision to eliminate reading glasses and bifocals. He is also experienced in cataract and lens implant surgery.
Dr. Christenbury is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center and spent a year in fellowship training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. He has reached the highest level of distinction in his field as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Christenbury is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), International Society of Cataract, International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons (ISBCS) and Refractive Surgery (ISCRS), and a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgery (ACOS).
Casey Mathys, M.D.
Dr. Mathys is a Board-Certified, fellowship-trained Cornea and Refractive surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree at Emory University, and then earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University. Following medical school he continued his education as a medical intern at the University of California, San Diego, and then returned to the east coast to complete an ophthalmology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was honored with the position of Chief Resident.
Upon completion of residency Dr. Mathys continued his ophthalmic training as a Cornea and Refractive surgical fellow at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA. During this surgically intense fellowship Dr. Mathys mastered the most current techniques in corneal surgery including Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), penetrating keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), Boston keratoprosthesis, iris repair, IOL exchange and sutured IOL techniques.
Dr. Mathys also specializes in cataract surgery, multifocal lens implant surgery, Visian ICL procedures, and custom All Laser iLASIK vision correction procedures.
Dr. Mathys is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.