Watch the video above to learn more about Avedro’s KXL™ System for performing Lasik Xtra.
LASIK eye surgery is truly an investment in your quality of life. Still, the decision to undergo LASIK requires careful consideration before going forward. At Atlanta Vision Clinic, we understand that. We also realize LASIK is a significant financial commitment.
We’re dedicated to investing in the most advanced technology available to provide you with the safest surgery possible, positive results and drastically improved vision, to eliminate your need for corrective lenses.
As part of this commitment, we’re introducing LASIK XTRA®. This procedure, developed by Avedro, is performed during standard LASIK surgery to restore the biomechanical integrity and strength to the cornea after a LASIK procedure.
The Benefits of LASIK XTRA
The LASIK XTRA procedure provides you with peace of mind knowing you are receiving the highest quality and safest care available. But that’s not the only reason to have this procedure. By choosing LASIK XTRA you will:
• Extend the longevity of LASIK results.
• Decrease the need for touch-up procedures later in life.
• Reduce the risks of long-term vision changes.
• Delay or stop the progression of keratoconus (an eye disease that affects and distorts the shape of the cornea).
Who Should Receive LASIK XTRA?
While LASIK XTRA can be performed on any patient, it generally offers the best results for those who suffer from myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness).
This procedure can also be beneficial to young patients (who tend to have a higher rate of regression and typically need touch-ups later in life), and for patients who have a family history of keratoconus or corneal ectasia (a bulging of the cornea). LASIK XTRA strengthens the cornea, which may delay the development of these inherited eye diseases.
How LASIK XTRA Works
The LASIK XTRA procedure is the final step of laser eye surgery and is performed after your refractive error has been corrected but before the corneal flap has been laid back in place.
A patented riboflavin (vitamin B2) formulation is applied to the exposed stroma (the corneal tissue). The flap is then replaced and UVA illumination is applied using the special Avedro system. The ultraviolet rays cause the riboflavin to fluoresce, strengthening the bonds between the collagen fibers in the corneal tissue.
If you are interested in having LASIK performed with Avedro’s LASIK XTRA procedure, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.