Bernitsky Vision of Albuquerque is committed to providing the safest, most technologically advanced, quality treatments available to our patients.
Dr. Bernitsky was the first ophthalmologist in New Mexico to offer blade-free LASIK. Now, Bernitsky Vision is the only LASIK eye surgery center in the state utilizing the ultra-precise Ziemer Z4 FemtoLDV laser.
How Blade-Free LASIK Works
LASIK eye surgery is a two-step procedure. First, the thin outer surface of the cornea is lifted to expose the collagen bed beneath. Second, the cornea is reshaped to redirect light so that it will focus precisely on the retina. This is the step that corrects impaired vision.
In the early years of LASIK, the creation of the corneal flap was accomplished with a hand-held bladed mechanical device called a keratome. The keratome was responsible for up to 95% of all LASIK complications.
In 2002, femto laser technology was introduced that would eliminate the need for a blade. In blade-free all-laser LASIK a femtosecond laser creates millions of microscopic bubbles beneath the cornea, lifting it from the collagen bed without the use of a keratome and blade for the incision.
Technological Innovations for Safety and Precision
Dr. Bernitsky was the first LASIK surgeon in New Mexico to offer blade-free, all-laser LASIK. As blade-free technology has improved over the past decade, Bernitsky Vision has continued our commitment to provide our patients with the safest, most accurate technology available.
We are the only New Mexico LASIK specialist to offer the superior precision of the Swiss made Ziemer Z4 FemtoLDV laser – commonly referred to as Z4.
The Z4 is a solid state, non-amplified laser. It offers:
- A low pulse energy – 1000X less energy than competing femtosecond lasers
- Small overlapping spot size – 1000X smaller spot size than competing technology
- High pulse repetition – 1000X faster than competing technology
What does this mean to you? With the Ziemer Z4 your treatment will be faster, extremely accurate (standard deviation of 3-5 microns) and more comfortable, with fewer side effects and faster visual recovery.
If you’ve been thinking about LASIK eye surgery, choose the safest, most accurate LASIK technology available. Call Bernitsky Vision today to schedule a consultation!