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Smithfield, NC 27577

What Happens if My Eye Moves during LASIK?

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 08/09/2009 - 09:52

A common question asked is “what happens if my eye moves during LASIK?” Obviously, the best results can occur if the treatment is precisely centered on the eye. Iris registration and tracking is a technology in which the LASIK treatment is precisely centered using color markings on the iris to guard against the effects of eye movement and rotation. Previously, lasers followed the patient’s eye moving up, down, left or right. Therefore as long as you move your eye left or right or up or down the laser beam could track the movement of the eye. However, there are other ways in which you can move your eye. For example, you can move your eye closer to the laser or away from it.

Iris registration can track such movements and relay them to the laser so that the operation becomes more accurate. The same is true with you eye rotating. You can rotate you eye clockwise or anti-clockwise, which previous lasers wouldn’t have tracked. But Iris registration doesn’t fail here either. This is truly a remarkable progress in the field of vision correction.

Iris registration and tracking is one component of CustomVue LASIK that makes this type of LASIK superior to other LASIK procedures and is to triangle area patients at the Laser Eye Center of Carolina.