Wavelight® EX500 Excimer Laser

EX500 Excimer LaserAt Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center, 100 percent patient satisfaction is our goal. We take pride in introducing the latest vision care technologies to further enhance your results.

We are pleased to announce that patients now have the benefit of the new EX500 Excimer Laser, an advanced technology that reaches the next level in precision, accuracy and speed. Paired with the FS200 Femtosecond Laser, as part of our advanced WaveLight Refractive Surgery Suite, treatment with the EX500 represents a quantum leap in LASIK Surgery.

Patients have reported excellent results, faster recovery times and sharper vision during the day and night – as well as reduced potential for problems with glare or halos in low-light conditions.

Fast, Accurate & Customized

One of the many advantages of the new EX500 is its speed. The average time it takes to reshape the corneal surface is approximately 1.4 seconds per diopter, a remarkably quick process that benefits patients in many ways. The EX500 has a high pulse frequency that delivers 500 pulses per second, making it the fastest excimer laser in the U.S. today.

The FS200 Femtosecond Laser also sets a record for speed by creating a custom corneal flap in approximately six seconds. Why is speed important? The faster the flap is created, the less potential exists for dehydration of the cornea, which in turn reduces the risk for swelling and inflammation. It can also help speed up the healing process and lead to quicker recovery times.

In addition, the FS200 offers a fully customized treatment with Wavefront Optimized and Wavefront Guided capability, ensuring that individual differences in vision errors and the eye’s anatomy are taken into consideration for every patient.

Precision Tracking

Today’s excimer lasers incorporate high-tech infrared eye trackers to eliminate any concern about involuntary movements of the eye or any issues with patient “fixation” fatigue. The ability to monitor eye movements is critical to correct placement of the laser pulse. Innovative engineering on the EX500 takes sensitivity to eye movements to the next level.

The EX500 multi dimensional eye tracker is synchronized at 500 Hz, 10 times faster than the human eye. The tracker continually checks the position of the eye and automatically readjusts the timing of the laser as needed to ensure perfect placement of each laser pulse.

Widest Treatment Range Possible

For patients who were previously not a candidate for LASIK, the new EX500 offers yet another benefit. It has the widest treatment range possible for patients with the most common vision errors – hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism.

The EX500’s wide treatment range is an improvement that brings Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center even closer to our goal of being able to offer permanent vision correction for everyone who desires it. If you would like to discover whether you may qualify for treatment with the EX500, call our office to schedule a free consultation, or click here to book online.