Courtesy of the Khanna Institute for Eye Care: Serving Orange County, California.
Los Angeles – Beverly Hills – Santa Barbara – Thousand Oaks
The Nidek EC-5000 excimer laser was one of the more popular lasers for refractive surgery in use in the United States. Until recently, the Nidek EC-5000 was the only laser (of the most commonly utilized lasers) that did not have FDA approval for hyperopic (farsighted) treatment. As of October 2006, that changed when the FDA awarded approval for hyperopic and hyperopic astigmatism treatments (up to +5.00D sphere 2.0D cylinder).
FDA-approved Treatment Range
-1 to -14D of myopia with or without astigmatism
Up to +5D of hyperopia with or without astigmatism
Note: Surgeons can choose to go outside of these ranges if they feel it is suitable and in the best interest of the patient.
Can treat very high prescriptions of myopia
Surgeon can set optical and transition zones individually for each patient
There are no royalty fees due to the manufacturer, as with some other lasers, which makes it less expensive to perform procedures
Has an eye-tracker to account for any eye movement during procedures
If you are like me, you are very concerned about your eyesight and the well being of your eyes. Dr. Rajesh Khanna has provided me with excellent care and has proven to be very proficient and professional while treating me. He will continue to be my doctor of choice and I highly recommend him to anyone needing eye care.
Sincerely, B. Nichols
There are complications after some PRK treatments, such as glare and difficulty with night driving
Some complications can occasionally occur after LASIK procedures, such as ghosting.
Wavefront not available
Pupil may need to be constricted with Pilocarpine.
Tracker not as good as that of VISX
It has a 5 mm optical zone, so is not appropriate for people with large pupils
If you are interested in LASIK but are unsure which laser is best for you, call or email to schedule your free LASIK consultation with Dr. Khanna at the Khanna Institute today.