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Richard Burns, M.D.

WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 500

What is it?

Dr. Burns uses the state-of-the-art WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 500 excimer laser to provide the safest, most effective eye care possible. The WaveLight Allegretto excimer laser is the fastest laser currently available in the United States and features improved pulse technology, an eye-tracking system for accuracy and wavefront optimization, all of which contribute to fast and painless treatment, smooth recovery and excellent vision correction results.

How Does WaveLight Allegretto Work?

The WaveLight Allegretto excimer laser delivers 500 laser bursts per second, taking less than one minute to correct most refractive errors in the eye. It features PerfectPulse Technology and eye-tracking to follow the eye’s movement during surgery and ensure accurate placement of each pulse on the cornea. Its wavefront optimization system adjusts the laser beam every two to three milliseconds, measuring the eye’s location and tracking its movement. If the eye moves out of range, the laser will automatically stop and wait for the eye to move back into position. The WaveLight Allegretto laser is capable of treating large optical zones, which is especially important for better night vision and glare control.

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Why WaveLight Allegretto Eye-W 500?

The WaveLight Allegretto is recognized for its many advantages, including:

  • Shorter surgery time

  • Increased safety

  • Maximum accuracy

  • Control and reliability

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  • Improved night vision.

  • Reduced risk of glare.

Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

While many patients who come to see Dr. Burns in San Diego qualify for LASIK eye surgery, the procedure is not for everyone. The following qualities make an ideal patient for LASIK Eye Surgery:

  • At least 18 years or older.

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    Candidates should be in generally good health.

  • Eyes are healthy and free from disease or abnormalities like infections or scars.

  • Candidates’ vision needs to be consistent for at least a year before surgery date.

Some additional factors that may prevent certain patients from having LASIK surgery include thin Corneas, large Pupils, and Keratoconus (Bulging Cornea). More serious vision problems, such as advanced Glaucoma, might disqualify the potential patient altogether. Only a one-on-one consultation with an experienced LASIK specialist like Dr. Burns can help you decide if you can benefit from LASIK Eye Surgery.