Topography Guided LASIK
– Dr. Yaldo, One of the first to perform Topography-Guided LASIK
Dr. Yaldo is the only eye surgeon in S.E. Michigan performing this state of the art procedure, the most precise LASIK ever.
Most advanced lasik ever produces “Supervision” – better than 20-20!
In June 2014, Dr. Yaldo of Yaldo Eye Center was one of the first to perform the new FDA approved topography-guided LASIK procedure, introducing a new generation of laser technology designed to be far more precise and with fewer night vision side effects than even the most advanced wavefront-guided LASIK.
The new topography-guided technology — known as Customized Aspheric Treatment Zone (or “CATz”) — maps the patient’s cornea by measuring nearly 7,000 points of light, versus the approximately 200 points of light measured with traditional wavefront technology. This more precise measurement creates a topographic map of the cornea that shows even the most subtle distortions. As a result, nearly half of the LASIK patients treated as part of the CATz FDA clinical study achieved “supervision” (better than 20/20 vision), with reduced risk of post-LASIK complications such as glare and halos.
“CATz is by far the most precise LASIK technology available, and it represents a huge leap forward,” notes Dr. Yaldo. “I am proud to have played a role in its development over the past several years. I’m also delighted to be one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer what is now the new gold standard for LASIK.”
CATz was approved recently by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism (blurry or distorted vision caused by irregular curvature of the eye). It is also the first LASIK technology to demonstrate improved night vision after surgery (compared to using glasses or contact lenses).
While just a small number of surgeons in the U.S. are currently trained and certified to offer topography-guided LASIK, the procedure and related technology have been used widely for more than a decade throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
Patients interested in learning more about CATz topography-guided LASIK should call (800) 398-EYES and set up a free evaluation.