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Dr. Peter Panton Discusses
ALL LASER LASIK and
Cataract Surgery with Bifocal Implants

PANTON EYE CENTER
7740 W. North Ave. • Elmwood Park, IL 60707 • 708-452-7200

ALL LASER LASIK

State-of-the-Art Technology used at the Panton Eye Center

All Laser LASIK allows us to treat patients with every type of refractive error— nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. First, the Ziemer LDV makes an ultra-precise corneal flap employing 450,000 overlapping laser spots applied in only 17 seconds. The Ziemer LDV creates a larger and smoother flap compared to other techniques. Then, the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q matches your eye prescription with the precise shape of your cornea to determine the customized laser pattern appropriate for your eye. Finally, the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q takes that customized pattern and applies it to your cornea at a rate of 400 laser spots per second – the fastest system available for laser vision correction. Speed and precision makes the Ziemer-Allegretto combination the most reliable system ever devised for the correction of vision
.

What is ALL LASER LASIK?

ALL LASER LASIK combines two vision enhancing technologies that provide an unprecedented level of safety, precision, and comfort. These technologies are: the Ziemer Laser for creating the flap and the Allegretto Excimer Laser for shaping a perfect corneal surface..

Who is a candidate for ALL LASER LASIK?

ALL LASER LASIK allows us to treat every type of refractive error--nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Problems common to other types of laser such as glare, halos and decreased night vision have been virtually eliminated with Ziemer-WaveLight treatments..

What will I experience during the laser treatment?

Your eye is first numbed with eye drops, then the Ziemer creates a protective flap of cornea which is gently folded back. The WaveLight then reshapes your cornea in a matter of seconds. The protective flap is repositioned where it bonds securely without the need for stitches. By the following morning, most ALL LASER LASIK patients will be able to pass the driver's license test without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

How do I find out if ALL LASER LASIK is right for me?

Dr. Panton invites you to visit the Panton Eye Center and see the Ziemer-WaveLight laser system. Our trained physicians can determine if these exciting technologies are right for you. We are able to evaluate, treat and follow-up our ALL LASER LASIK patients in one convenient location. All of your care will be personally directed by Dr. Panton. Call 708-452-7200 today for your free evaluation.


CATARACT SURGERY AND BIFOCAL IMPLANTS

What is a cataract and how is it treated?

A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye. Neither drops nor pills can
prevent or cure a cataract. The only treatment for a cataract is its surgical removal
and its replacement with a clear artificial lens or intraocular lens implant (IOL).

What is the difference between a monofocal implant and a bifocal implant?

In the past, the IOL corrected distance vision only; this is called a monofocal
implant. Patients who undergo cataract surgery with a monofocal implant still need reading glasses. Recent advances incorporate a bifocal into the IOL. The bifocal
implant allows patients to read without glasses, drive without glasses, and do virtually all of their activities without glasses.

What will I experience during cataract surgery with a bifocal implant?

Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using eye drops to numb your eye; no shots are necessary. The operation takes approximately 20 minutes after which you will rest for a short time before going home. Post-operatively, you will be asked to instill eye drops for a few weeks after surgery. You will have 90% of you vision back within one day and your eye will be completely healed within two weeks.

How do I find out if bifocal implants are right for me?

While most cataract patients are candidates for this technology, it is best to seek
consultation with an ophthalmologist with experience in bifocal implants.
If you want to reduce your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery, call
Dr. Panton at 708-452-7200 to schedule an appointmen
.

No Glasses After Cataract Surgery

Peter J. Panton, M.D., F.A.C.S
Dr. Panton performing LASIK
Allegretto Wave Eye-Q
with the Ziemer LDV

Dr. Peter Panton performing
ALL LASER LASIK
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