LASIK: The Most Popular Vision Correction Surgery

LASIK SurgeryMiami's Dr. Preschel is a highly talented specialist who performs an array of advanced, minimally invasive procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and age-related presbyopia. He has helped thousands of patients in Broward County to improve their lives by offering unique, customized treatments that allow them to see at all distances and often without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

For the best vision correction possible, Dr. Preschel offers:

LASIK Surgery in South Florida

LASIK is one of the most popular vision correction procedures and has helped millions of individuals around the world achieve clearer vision. When performed by Dr. Preschel in Southern Florida, this is a virtually painless outpatient procedure that only takes a few minutes and requires minimal recovery time.

During the surgery he gently lifts and folds back a thin layer of the eye’s surface — the corneal flap. Next, a carefully calibrated excimer laser is used to reshape the corneal surface, remove tissue and correct vision flaws. The flap is then replaced to protect the eye and speed up the healing process. LASIK vision correction requires no stitches. Patients who undergo this procedure achieve improved vision shortly following surgery.

Dr. Preschel performs this surgery using the latest and most advanced CustomVue technology. CustomVue includes the use of wavefront analysis software to produce a 3-D map of each patient’s unique eye features and visual imperfections, as well as the VISX STAR-4 excimer laser to correct even the most minute vision flaws. In addition, he utilizes the IntraLase bladeless laser, which allows him to safely create the smoothest, most precise corneal flap possible. This combination of CustomVue and IntraLase, known as iLASIK, permits Dr. Preschel to consistently obtain optimal results and help his patients achieve near-perfect vision.

LASIK Alternatives – PRK in South Florida

For his vision correction patients who may not be good candidates for LASIK due to thin corneal tissue, dry eyes and other LASIK disqualifying conditions, Dr. Preschel is highly skilled in performing advanced surface ablation (PRK). This is an alternative to LASIK that leads to the same vision correction results. The PRK procedure utilizes the same laser technology as LASIK; however, a corneal flap is not created. Instead, the thin superficial corneal layer is loosened with a diluted alcohol solution and manually removed from the eye. This procedure requires expert knowledge and a steady hand by a top South Florida laser eye surgery specialist such as Dr. Preschel. Next, the VISX STAR-4 excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct visual flaws. Due to the lack of a corneal flap to protect the eye during the healing process, he inserts a protective bandage contact lens, which is removed within a few days following the procedure.

PRK eliminates the risk of flap complications and does not disturb nerve endings that control tear secretions, thus significantly decreasing the chance of dry eye issues following surgery. If you have been told that you are not suited to receive LASIK vision correction, please contact Premium Eye Centers specialist to discuss PRK and several other surgical options that can address your visual refractive defect.

Other Laser Vision Correction Procedures in South Florida

When performed by a skilled eye surgeon, vision correction procedures can offer patients a life-changing ability to see at all distances. It is important to understand that there is no such thing as a risk-free surgery. However, in his many years of providing LASIK procedures in Southern Florida, Dr. Preschel is proud to report that after having performed thousands of complex vision correction procedures and helped many Miami glaucoma patients, an extremely low rate of complications have resulted. His impressive safety record is due to his careful preoperative evaluations, meticulous surgical techniques and unsurpassed ethical principles.

Dr. Preschel’s extraordinary surgical skills and dedication to helping all LASIK patients in achieve crystal-clear vision are reflected in the number of referrals he receives. In fact, he is known for being Miami LASIK surgeon number one choice for other ophthalmologists seeking treatment. In addition to LASIK and PRK, he holds advanced training in a wide range of eye care procedures and has helped a number of cataract surgery patients. For best vision correction results following removal of the eye’s clouded lens (cataract) Dr. Preschel offers a wide range of lens implants and is recognized as a leading Crystalens specialist. Due to his multicultural background, patients from all over the world often travel to Florida to undergo vision correction procedures under his care.