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LASIK Laser Eye Surgery New Jersey

If you are seeking LASIK in New Jersey call us today to get the answers you have been seeking. We offer LASIK consultations so that our patients can make informed decisions from experienced professionals. The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute - Hersh Vision Group offers other numerous vision correction options: Custom LASIK, Wavelight LASIK and LASEK, PRK, All laser LASIK with IntraLASE™, and NearVision CK.


The Most Advanced LASIK Technology

For those of you considering LASIK eye surgery the recent advancements in technology have made lasik a better, more effective procedure. For a complete understanding of our blade-free LASIK platform with Advanced Wavelight Technology please see our NEW page on IntraLase. LASIK eye surgery customized for you!

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Excimer Laser Procedures

Excimer Laser Technology

We are pleased that you are interested in the new procedures now available to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and reading vision. On this website, we hope to give you a thorough background of knowledge on the various techniques that are designed to decrease your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. Keep in mind that this is not an informed consent form. During your visits to us, our doctors and staff will discuss the details of the various procedures, fully review the risks and benefits, discuss alternatives, and answer all of your questions.

The excimer laser is the primary technology for the treatment of refractive errors or optical problems of the eye, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It has advanced over the past 15 years to bring us the state-of-the-art surgical procedures which we have today. In fact, CLEI and Dr. Peter Hersh played an important part in the original clinical studies of the laser for the correction of nearsightedness. Dr. Hersh helped analyse and present data to the FDA and was lead author of the clinical study that led to first FDA approval of the excimer laser in the United States.

Excimer LaserThe excimer laser is a "cold" laser that is able to meticulously remove fine layers of tissue from the surface of the cornea. Excimer laser techniques may be used to reshape the cornea and correct refractive problems in a finely-controlled fashion by removing an ultrathin "tissue contact lens" from the surface of the eye. The excimer laser can be used in either the LASIK, LASEK, or PRK techniques. No matter the method used to prepare the eye, however, the laser treatment and effect is essentially the same.

Under computer control, the excimer laser critically reshapes microscopic areas of the corneal surface. Layers of tissue thinner than a human hair may be removed. There are two general types of excimer lasers. The small spot scanning, or flying spot, systems such as the Wavelight laser reshape the cornea by computer controlled application of thousands of small spots, each less than 1 mm in diameter. Broad beam lasers, such as the Summit Apex Plus or VisX, do this by the application of a wider beam (up to 6.5 mm). No matter the technique, by reshaping or sculpting the cornea surface, the excimer laser procedure is designed to improve natural vision without glasses or contact lenses.

The risks and benefits of the excimer laser procedure are discussed in more detail in the informed consent form and will be carefully discussed with you by the doctor and our staff. All patients should read the Patient Information booklet and our other educational materials provided by CLEI.

The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute - Hersh Vision Institute has one of the longest and most extensive experiences with the excimer laser in the country. CLEI is one of only a few institutions in the United States designated by the Food and Drug Administration to conduct clinical trials of the laser and has been doing the procedures for many years. Please feel free to inquire about more information to determine what is best for your specific needs.

In depth articles and studies:

Introduction to the Excimer Laser
Results of FDA Trial of Laser Correction of Nearsightedness
LASIK Retreatments
Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy


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