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What is LASIK?

LASIK is the most popular type of vision correction surgery. Our surgical team treats myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism with advanced LASIK surgeries. The operation is quick, taking only approximately 10 to 15 minutes, and achieves a dramatic level of vision correction. If you want freedom from eyeglasses and contacts, schedule your appointment for LASIK in Beverly Hills & Torrance at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology. Our clinic is your ideal location because we are equipped with advanced technology and the latest innovations in vision correction.

Am I a candidate for LASIK in Beverly Hills?

Out state-of-the-art LASIK surgery in Torrance & Beverly Hills corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. You may be a candidate for this procedure if you are at least 18 years of age, in good general health, and struggle with any of these eye conditions. The thickness of the cornea plays a role in LASIK candidacy. To correct your vision with LASIK, you must have a minimum corneal thickness of approximately 0.5 mm.

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What can I expect with LASIK?

During your LASIK surgery in the Torrance & Beverly Hills area, your eye is numbed with a local anesthetic, then we make a small incision the flap in the outermost layer of the cornea, using either a scalpel-equipped laser or a specialized laser. Our eye surgeon will then gently reshape the cornea to correct the irregularities causing nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The corneal flap is then restored to its natural position, allowing it to heal gradually in place.

What is recovery like after LASIK?

You may experience some itching or burning when the anesthesia wears off after LASIK in Torrance. Any discomfort can be controlled with medication. On the day of surgery, rest your eyes for two to four hours and avoid strenuous activity. You may return to normal activities the following day. Be sure to protect your eyes with sunglasses outdoors in the daytime and wear eye shields as directed during sleep hours. If you are interested in some of the best LASIK Beverly Hills & Torrance have to offer, contact us today! 

Why choose Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology for Lasik?

  • Our practice provides premier LASIK, cataract, and glaucoma care.
  • We are one of the first ophthalmology groups in Beverly Hills to perform advanced refractive surgical techniques.
  • We have multiple locations that provide Lasik in Torrance & Beverly Hills
  • We have always been ahead of the curve, offering the latest advancements in vision correction, eye care, and treating conditions of the eye.
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What are the different types of LASIK lasers?

At Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology, we use the following state-of-the-art lasers for our LASIK in Torrance & Beverly Hills. When it is time to schedule your LASIK, your surgeon will discuss your needs and vision correction goals with you to determine the ideal surgical approach and which laser will be most suited to your condition.

Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q laser

The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser offers fast and accurate LASIK procedures. This laser measures your eye precisely to generate a 3D map representing your unique eye irregularities. Your surgeon uses this map to reshape your cornea with ultimate precision, going far beyond correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser greatly enhances overall vision strength and detail.

Advanced CustomVue®

Advanced CustomVue® is the broadest-use laser available. This laser uses a proprietary algorithm that gives your ophthalmologist the precise measurements needed to provide optimal outcomes for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. You may also enjoy improved night vision after LASIK with Advanced CustomVue®.

IntraLase™ TM FS

IntraLase™ FS is a completely blade-free LASIK. In other types of LASIK, a small blade is used to make a corneal flap incision during the surgery. With IntraLase™ FS, your surgeon makes the corneal flap incision with a custom laser. This method allows for optimal healing and a very high level of patient satisfaction.

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What kind of results can I expect after LASIK?

The day after LASIK, many patients say their vision has dramatically improved. Following your LASIK surgery, you will likely be able to go about your day-to-day life without the need for glasses. It is important to understand that you may not technically have perfect vision. Ninety percent of patients achieve excellent vision between 20/20 and 20/40. Use the online scheduler or call Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology to book your LASIK consultation today.

How is laser eye surgery different from conventional eye surgery?

In laser eye surgery, a medical doctor specializing in eye surgery (ophthalmologist) uses a high-tech laser to carefully shape your cornea. Torrance laser eye surgery is often an excellent solution for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Laser eye surgery replaces traditional surgical tools with a state-of-the-art laser. Some types of laser surgery still use a scalpel to create an incision, but the surgeon does all corneal reshaping with an advanced laser system. Laser surgery is more precise, less invasive, and has a shorter recovery period than traditional surgery with hand-held surgical tools.

What are the benefits of Advanced CustomVue® for LASIK?

The Advanced CustomVue® procedure offers the most FDA-approved, custom wavefront-guided treatments available for individuals with a wide range of visual errors. Results from multi-center clinical studies demonstrate this:

  • Low to moderate nearsightedness (myopia): In clinical studies, 100% of patients treated for moderate myopia could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses, and 98% had 20/20 vision or better one year after treatment.
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia): Four times as many participants were very satisfied with their vision after the procedure, compared to what was achieved with glasses or contact lenses.
  • Mixed astigmatism: Three months after the CustomVue® procedure, 100% of eyes treated for mixed astigmatism showed a decrease in astigmatism.
  • High degrees of nearsightedness (myopia): Only 2.2% of eyes in the high myopia clinical trial needed re-treatment. The high myopia study was the first to utilize Fourier algorithms to construct treatment plans.
  • Clearer night vision: Patient satisfaction with night vision improved after the CustomVue® procedure.

What are the benefits of Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q laser for LASIK?

The Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q laser allows your surgeon to track your eyes for faster and more accurate surgery. This type of laser is used in wavefront LASIK or wavefront-guided LASIK. It takes 3D measurements of how your eye processes images. These images guide the laser in reshaping the cornea, producing precise and individualized vision correction. This technology improves how much you can see (visual acuity measured by the standard 20/20 eye chart) and how well you can see in terms of contrast sensitivity and fine detail.

To understand this, imagine a 3-D map that demonstrates irregularities in the way your eye processes images. These irregularities are unique and exist in addition to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Information contained in the 3-D map guides the laser in customizing the treatment to reshape the corneal surface, so these unique irregularities are custom corrected.

What are the benefits of the IntraLase™ FS laser?

The IntraLase™ FS laser provides an entirely blade-free LASIK. In the past, surgeons used a hand-held blade called a microkeratome to create the flap in a LASIK procedure. LASIK is extremely safe, but if complications do occur, the microkeratome may be the cause. By contrast, the IntraLase™ FS method is a 100% blade-free approach that enables the surgeon to create an individualized LASIK flap without a blade ever touching your eye.

In a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had treatment with a microkeratome in one eye and the IntraLase™ method in the other, patients preferred the vision in the IntraLase™ treated eye three to one over the microkeratomes. The IntraLase™ approach enables your doctor to tailor the LASIK flap according to the shape of your eye. This is important because everyone's eyes are shaped a little differently, and a customized corneal flap individualized to your eye will help our eye specialist ensure you achieve the best possible results. Clinical studies show excellent visual outcomes and high patient satisfaction when the IntraLase™ method is used.

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