ORBSCAN CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY
The first step to safe and effective laser vision correction is screening with premium equipment. Fraser Valley Cataract and Laser uses the Orbscan® corneal topography system by Bausch & Lomb, the highest quality diagnostic system providing comprehensive and customized corneal analysis. This system is one of many diagnostic tools we use to determine if a patient is a candidate for LASIK surgery.
- The Orbscan® provides a
3 dimensionalmap of your cornea by measuring the shape, thickness, and health of both the front and back surfaces of the cornea. (Conventional topography systems only map the front surface of the cornea)
- The Orbscan® precisely screens for corneal issues such as thin corneas, irregular astigmatism or disorders such as keratoconus, where LASIK can jeopardize the health of the eye. These patients may be deemed non-candidates but may be eligible for alternative vision correcting treatments that are offered at Fraser Valley Cataract and Laser.
- Corneal thickness is vital in determining your suitability for LASIK as there needs to be sufficient thickness to create a flap. The Orbscan takes the thickness measurement from the entire cornea, not just from a single point, eliminating the possibility of missing a thin point which contributes to greater safety.
- The measurements are taken quickly and painlessly without touching the cornea.
f you have any questions or concerns during your consultation about the diagnostic equipment, our knowledgeable and caring staff will be glad to answer them for you.