Your irises are completely unique to you, like your fingerprints. This uniqueness allows eye surgeons to tailor treatments to each patient, resulting in better outcomes. Iris registration technology makes this kind of personalized treatment in laser eye surgery easier.
What Is Iris Registration?
Iris registration is an exclusive hardware and software feature of the VISX Star S4 IR Excimer laser. This all-in-one laser device lets ophthalmologists take precise scans of their patients’ irises and save that information for targeted treatment. The wavelength scan captures an extremely detailed and precise picture of the iris that helps for both patient identification and better treatments plans.
What Are the Benefits of Iris Registration?
Iris registration In LASIK surgeries, greatly reduces the risk of operator error. Before a LASIK surgeon can actually start using the laser, the machine will scan the iris of the patient to make sure it matches the iris registered for the treatment plan about to be used. If the irises don’t match, the laser won’t operate. This removes the risk of a surgeon performing a treatment that was meant for another patient.
It also offers the benefit of accuracy. When patients have their initial eye scans before LASIK, they are sitting up. As they lay back to have the procedure performed, their eyes inevitably move. This means the actual treatment plan was made based on different positioning than is present during the surgery. With iris registration, the laser can automatically adjust to the new eye position, providing more accurate LASIK results.
If you feel like you may be a candidate for LASIK surgery, contact MidWest Eye Center to schedule a consultation with one of our LASIK Specialists at (800) 385-EYES (3937).
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Doctors Who Perform This Procedure
Saif Jaweed, M.D.
Joseph T. Mando, M.D