VISX Iris Registration
established a new standard for the correction of nearsightedness
(myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism!
You may have heard CustomVue treatments referred
to as "custom LASIK" or "wavefront LASIK." CustomVue
treatments use WaveScan technology,
originally developed to reduce distortions in high-powered telescopes,
- As a part of the VISX CustomVue wavefront-guided laser vision correction procedure, accurate alignment of the treatment to the cornea is essential for optimal outcomes.
Iris Registration Technology replaces previous methods of attaining accurate alignment, which required the physician to manually place ink marks on the white part of the eye called the sclera.
Iris Registration is a hardware and software product enhancement that is a seamless upgrade to the VISX WaveScan Wavefront System and VISX STAR S4 Excimer Laser - the technology that drives the CustomVue procedure.
- Iris Registration Technology is a non-contact method of aligning the treatment to the cornea that provides greater laser alignment accuracy.
- Unlike manual, ink-based alignment methods, Iris Registration Technology
is not time sensitive, and allows Dr. Seibel to re-register alignment even
if the treatment has been paused or the eye has moved.
- Iris Registration enables Dr. Seibel to image the iris and creates a superior
level of accurate placement for the correct treatment on the
In addition, the CustomVue procedure uses Iris Registration
Technology – the first fully automated method of aligning
and registering wavefront corrections for CustomVue treatments.
This non-contact method of aligning the treatment to the cornea
provides greater alignment accuracy.
With CustomVue treatments, Dr. Seibel can measure and correct
the unique imperfections in your vision. As shown in FDA clinical
studies for treatment of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, the
CustomVue procedure can produce better vision than is possible
with glasses or contact lenses.