Custom Vue Procedure Q&A
UTILIZING THE WAVESCAN MEASUREMENT DEVICE
What is Custom Vue (individualized laser vision) correction?
Who is a candidate for a Custom Vue LASIK procedure?
What is WaveScan® technology?
What is Personal Best Vision?
Why is WaveScan technology so important to the Custom Vue procedure?
How is the information transferred from the WaveScan to the laser?
What will a patient experience during the course of this procedure?
The individual will initially meet with the physician for an evaluation to determine if he or she is a good candidate for the Custom Vue procedure. A WaveScan measurement will be taken to map the unique characteristics of his or her vision. The physician will assess several criteria including level of correction and overall eye health and discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure with the patient. Once it is confirmed that the individual is a good candidate, he or she can be scheduled for Custom Vue. The physician will provide details for the individual on how to prepare for the day of the procedure.
On procedure day, the individual will be seated in a reclined position, anesthetic drops will be placed in the eyes and a flap will be created in the cornea. The individual’s treatment information is transferred from the WaveScan to the VISX® laser in order to drive the Custom Vue Procedure. The actual laser procedure typically takes several seconds. The majority of individuals feel no pain during the procedure.
After Custom Vue, individuals will notice results immediately, and vision will continue to improve over the next few days. The individual will be scheduled for several follow-up appointments.