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 dimensional map 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.
For superior care you can have confidence in, contact Fraser Valley Cataract and Laser today (link) for a consultation with experienced LASIK professionals.
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY & ADJUSTING TO YOUR LENSES
As your eye recovers from surgery, it is normal to have light sensitivity, slight blurriness, tearing, and a gritty or irritated feeling in the eye. These side effects take 1 – 2 weeks to subside. There is usually a slight period of adjustment to the artificial lenses but it is relatively short. Your vision may continue to adjust over several weeks to months.
Wear your protective eye shield at night for a week after surgery. During the day, you can wear sunglasses or your normal glasses to protect the treated eye. Use the eye drops as per the schedule we provide until we advise otherwise. Avoid getting your eyes wet, dirty environments, or heavy lifting for the first 2 weeks.
We will provide follow up appointments in the following weeks to make sure your eyes are healing properly.
One in 10 patients develops scar tissue behind their intraocular lens, which causes blurry vision. This is easily treated with a procedure called a YAG capsulotomy, in which a laser is used to break up scar tissue that forms after surgery. The YAG capsulotomy is painless and takes only a few minutes.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Team
To learn more about cataract surgery, the lens packages we offer, or YAG capsulotomy, please schedule a consultation with our team. Contact Fraser Valley Cataract & Laser at 604-372-(EYES) 3937 today.
“From the consulation all the way through my PRK surgery, the staff were able to answer all my questions. They are very thorough with their pre-op information. I had no questions going into surgery. They pre book all follow up appointments so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Dr. King was very approachable and answered any burning questions I had. Would definitely recommend them!”
“All of the staff at Fraser Valley Cataract & Laser were professional, competent, approachable and helpful. They were able to accommodate my schedule when booking appointments. I was always taken on time and each procedure was carefully explained. I felt very comfortable with the entire experience and had complete trust in their ability. They met or exceeded my expectations and I’m delighted with my result.”
“Amazing staff! Every member of the staff made each part of my experience more comfortable. Staff members were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions as well as told me what to expect with PRK. I am very happy with my experience and would definitely recommend Fraser Valley Cataract and Laser to others!”