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New iLASIK laser eye surgery technology comes to Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr Earl Lanter is pleased to bring the LASIK technology to patients of the Indianapolis area. AMO Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. an ophthalmology industry surgical device company has brought the three most exciting LASIK laser technologies under one platform officially known as iLASIK. This technology combines the excimer laser, wavefront technology and femtosecond blade-free LASIK technology in one platform. This new platform represents the best technology in one solution. The company announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) has approved the company's LASIK technologies for use on U.S. astronauts. The NASA decision was made following review of extensive military clinical data using AMO's Advanced CustomVue™ LASIK with the IntraLase® Method, which showed the combination of technologies provides superior safety and vision.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Testifies at 2005 AAO on 10-Year LASIK Outcomes Results.

The 2005 AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) annual conference held this year in Las Vegas was buzzing with excitement regarding the new study on outcomes satisfaction. This 10-year study was extremely important in the long-term affects of LASIK on patients. Physicians representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) discussed the findings of their survey

“LASIK is safe and effective. This has been documented in studies enrolling thousands of patients conducted over the last 15 years,” said Steve Schallhorn, MD, the Academy representative and the former director of cornea service and refractive surgery at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. “Patient satisfaction after LASIK is excellent.”

The FDA called the meeting to explore the issue of satisfaction with LASIK. The speakers before the panel included physicians and both satisfied and dissatisfied patients.

“LASIK eye surgery is the most studied medical elective surgery. Collectively, 7,830 patients, representing 16,502 eyes, participated in FDA clinical trials between 1993 and 2005,” said Peter McDonnell, MD, the director and William Holland Wilmer professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who spoke on behalf of ISRS. “I believe it is safe to say that no elective ophthalmic surgical procedure has been as fully studied as has this procedure. But, as with any surgical procedure, there are complications that may occur after LASIK. Fortunately these are uncommon. No matter how uncommon, however, when complications occur they can be quite distressing to both patients and surgeons.”

New Questions to ASK Your LASIK eye doctor

Do you know the right questions to ask your LASIK eye doctor? We realize that most people do not know the right questions to ask. Because Dr. Lanter is very selective with his LASIK patient choices his results are very good but what about other LASIK doctors? We have provided a checklist of LASIK questions to ask when interviewing LASIK eye doctors. In order to get the optimal resukts from LASIK it is important to review your complete eye health and visual situation with your ophthalmologist

• How long do I need to be out of contact lenses?
• Can prolonged contact lens wear affect my LASIK Surgery
• What are your patient outcomes? What percentage are 20/20?
• Do you have a one-year patient satisfation survey? What are the results?
• Have you ever had unhappy patients?
• How many LASIK eye surgery procedures have you performed
• Do you have both MD and OD qualifications as an eye doctor?
• What do most patients say after LASIK surgery?
• Can you describe any type of pain or discomfort that I may experience during the surgery?
• What are the potential post LASIK complications? How would you treat these complications?
• Will i need extensive post-operative LASIK care? How many post-operative visits will I need to make?
• Why do some ophthalmology websites and patients report bad results if there are so many successes?

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Blade Free LASIK with Intralase

The safest LASIK is now available in Indianapolis. Call us to learn why Intralase™ Blade-FREE LASIK is the safest LASIK. BladeFREE LASIK with Intralase™ has been approved both by NASA and the US AirForce. Instead of using a mechanical blade to create the LASIK flap we use Intralase technology which uses a laser instead of a blade to create the first step in the LASIK procedure. To learn more about LASIK eye surgery please visit our web pages on both Intralase Blade Free LASIK and LASIK eye surgery.

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