Pentacam LASIK Technology
Not all LASIK technology is created equal. Dr. Mozayeni has done his research to identify the newest proven LASIK technology available that will enable him to provide the best eye care and deliver safe, predictable, and long-lasting vision correction results while keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.
Pentacam® Corneal Topography System
In addition to our lasers, Dr. Mozayeni has invested in the Pentacam corneal topography system. This LASIK technology allows Dr. Mozayeni to learn everything about your corneas. By looking straight at the green light at the end of what appears to be a long black tunnel, the Pentacam can take a picture of your cornea. Because the picture produced by the Pentacam is so detailed, Dr. Mozayeni can study the shape, thickness, contour and structural integrity of each cornea, and this enables him to determine the ideal vision correction method for each individual patient.
The Pentacam captures images of your cornea by using a rotating camera, producing a 3D photo of the interior part of your eye. When evaluating patients for LASIK, one of the key pieces of data is elevation analysis at the center of the cornea, and with this rotating camera, that measurement is very precise. These photos take less than five seconds per eye and during this short period, up to 25,000 elevation points on your cornea are measured!
Why Pentacam Mapping is Critical for LASIK Consultation
During your LASIK consultation with Dr. Mozayeni at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, he will be reviewing the corneal maps that come from the Pentacam mapping device. Each eye will have for different images that will show Dr. Mozayeni four aspects of your cornea which must be properly evaluated to determine is LASIK is safe for you. The four aspects are:
- Front curvature
- Thickness at 28 different points
- Elevation of the front surface
- Elevation of the back surface
Above is an example of what this picture looks like. You may notice that it looks like a topography map. In fact, it is the topography of your cornea, but also much more, as it provides information about corneal thickness, structural integrity and strength. With this information, Dr. Mozayeni can make the best recommendations for your laser vision correction procedure.