Better Vision For Life – March 2015

Campbell Cunningham Laser Center Announces Major LASIK Technology Advancement.



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Dr. Philip Campbell and Dr. Les Cunningham announced that the Ophthalmology practice of Campbell Cunningham Laser Center is now offering iLASIK, the most advanced LASIK® technology available from Advanced Medical Optics. LASIK vision correction is the laser surgical procedure that effectively reduces and often eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses.

“We’re very excited to bring these state-of-the-art techniques to our patients in East Tennessee,” said Dr. Campbell.  “We performed the area’s first LASIK procedure. It was a remarkable breakthrough in the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. iLASIK is another major step forward.”

iLASIK-box“iLASIK is a huge advancement because it personalizes the LASIK procedure,” adds Dr. Campbell’s long-time partner, Dr. Les Cunningham. “Every eye is unique. The first thing we do is perform a WaveScan WaveFront™ analysis to create a 3-D map of the eye. Using this personalized map, the laser can perform individualized treatment for remarkable vision correction capability.”

“The next step in the process is to create the flap,” adds Dr. Campbell. “Using IntraLase—which employs state-of-the-art laser technology—we create a thin LASIK flap that is folded back.”

“The final step is to use a second “cool” laser to gently reshape the cornea,” continues Dr. Cunningham.

“This reshaping is based upon the digital information from the patient’s WavePrint™ map. With the flap folded back into place, the entire operation is complete. It generally takes about 10 minutes and patients should experience improved vision quickly.”

For a free consultation and to find out if LASIK® is right for you, call 588-3937