If you’ve undergone eye surgery to correct your vision, you may have to undergo a second procedure at some point, especially if the first left you with complications. If you are wary about receiving further laser vision treatment—don’t be. There are numerous ways that previous surgical complications can be rectified.
Custom Contoured Ablation Pattern
Custom Contoured Ablation Pattern, or C-CAP surgery, begins with scanning the eye to measure the topography, or shape, of your cornea. Computer software is used to calculate what is known as an ablation pattern, or a map of sites where tissue can be removed from the cornea with a laser. This can be used to correct a complication from past laser eye surgery. Your previous eye surgery may have caused off-center ablation, which means that your cornea was left with microscopic irregularities after surgery. Off-center ablation can lead to glare, haloes, double vision, and worsened vision, but C-CAP offers a chance to correct the problem and improve your vision.
Therapeutic Wavefront Guided LASIK
For patients who have had previous LASIK surgery and experienced problems afterward, Therapeutic Wavefront Guided LASIK is also available to re-treat the eyes and achieve proper vision correction. Because traditional LASIK surgery only measures one point on your eye, it may not fully correct higher order aberrations. It can also leave your cornea with imperfections that cause degraded vision. Wavefront Guided LASIK uses a computer mapping system to measure over 200 points on your eye, giving an extremely detailed and accurate picture of where aberrations, or imperfections, lie. The data is used to calculate how to create corrections in the eye with a laser to achieve proper vision.
Complications from LASIK surgery are rare, but if you find yourself suffering from new or worsened vision problems after a previous surgical procedure, Dr. Maloney can help. To schedule an appointment at Maloney Vision Institute of Los Angeles, visit us on the web or call us today at (310) 889-0732.