San Diego Has Same LASIK Technology As NASA.
Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center:
WHAT: The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) for the first
time has approved the use of advanced LASIK to improve the
vision of its astronauts. While more than 11 million LASIK
procedures have been performed to-date, it wasn't until LASIK
developed into an all-laser procedure that NASA approved it for
use on astronauts who face the extreme, physical challenges of
space travel and zero gravity.
Today's advanced LASIK features the use of two lasers, instead
of one as in earlier forms of the procedure, providing superior
safety and taking patients to 20/20 vision and beyond.
WHAT: The NASA decision was made following review of extensive
military clinical data using Advanced CustomVue LASIK with the
IntraLase Method which showed the combination of wavefront and
femtosecond laser technologies provides superior safety and
WHO: Dr. Sandy Feldman, an AMO FDA clinical investigator from San
Diego, is available to explain the following:
-- Why even consumers' most-extreme lifestyles are nothing
compared to being ejected from an F16 or the G-Forces of
-- How these considerations affect the military's review of
LASIK's safety and effectiveness.
-- The technology behind Advance CustomVue LASIK with the
-- How NASA's approval validates LASIK's safety and visual
-- The considerations patients should keep in mind when choosing