CustomVue (Wavefront Guided) LASIK
CustomVue is the brand name used to designate a wavefront guided treatment. While most lasers correct lower order aberrations (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism) CustomVue is the only FDA approved treatment that also corrects higher order aberrations. Correcting these higher order aberrations allow us to achieve reliable results that were not possible with other laser technology.
CustomVue LASIK Steps:
- Wavefront Acquisition A device called a Wavescan maps higher order aberrations by sending infrared light into the eye and measuring the output. This data is compiled into a 3-D map called a Wavescan and is unique to your optics.
- Treatment Programming Dr. Haddad uses Wavescan maps along with other data points and his propriety formulas to program a custom treatment plan unique to each eye.
- CustomVue LASIK Finally, the treatment plan is transferred to the STAR S4 laser, which corrects vision using this unique plan.
A key component of the CustomVue technology is the Wavescan. This device, known as an aberrometer uses advanced sensor technology to create a wavefront map of your optics. This sensor technology was originally developed for the Hubble space telescope and is used to map the amount of higher order aberrations.
Confused? You’re not the only one! Vision errors are caused by two sources: lower order aberrations and higher order aberrations. Most people are familiar with lower order aberrations like farsightedness (hyperopia) nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. This is only half the story.
In additional to lower order aberrations some patients also have a significant amount of higher order aberrations. These have unfamiliar terms such as coma,
spherical aberration and trefoil. These are the culprit for poor vision at night, glare and halos.
The STAR laser is the only device approved to treat both the lower as well as the higher order aberrations.