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When it comes to “custom Lasik”, not all lasers are created equal. Finely crafted marketing statements often make it rather difficult for patients who are trying to differentiate between the types of technology used at one center versus another. A recent study published in the October 1, 2010 issue of Ophthalmology Times delves into the nuances of “custom Lasik”. The results of the study are as follows:

“Wavefront- guided” Lasik (Zypotix) is true custom Lasik based upon the topography and wavefront results for the individual eye. “Wavefront-optimized” Lasik is a nomogram used with the Alegretto laser in which the same formula is used for all eyes regardless of their individual measurements.  Two studies looked at the 3-month results of both types of Lasik.

  • In the wavefront-guided group, 96% were within 0.5 diopters of intended result where only 87% of the wavefront-optimized group met this outcome.
  • There was also a dramatic difference in the 20/15 rate with almost twice as many wavefront-guided eyes reaching this level of acuity.

The results of this study certainly do not surprise us, but do prove the superiority of wavefront-guided Lasik.  It is for this reason that Commonwealth Eye Surgery only offers true custom wavefront-guided (Zyoptix) Lasik via our Bausch & Lomb Technolas laser.