Wolstan & Goldberg
Eye Associates

TELO Medical Center
1st Floor, Ste 100
23600 Telo Ave
Torrance CA 90505

Phone: (310) 543-2611
Fax: (310) 543-2056

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LASIK Treatment Options

Custom Bladeless LASIK, PRK, and Visian ICL™

At Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates, our LASIK surgeons, Dr. Damien Goldberg and Dr. T. Mai Phan, are committed to achieving the best possible results for their patients. Innovative tools like the Allegretto Wave™ excimer laser, the ViSX CustomVue™ laser, and the IntraLase® FS laser, combined with the skill that comes from quality experience, make this possible.

We are also pleased to be among the few ophthalmology centers in the Los Angeles South Bay to also offer the Visian ICL™ implantable contact lenses as an alternative for patients who are not good candidates for Laser Vision Correction, or are seeking truly “high definition” vision.

LASIK Basics

machines-visx-wavescan imageLaser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), is the most popular and best known solution for correcting refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) in the United States. The rapid acceptance of LASIK by patients and eye care professionals is due to rapid visual recovery, excellent visual results, and the ability to correct both eyes at the same time, with increased safety. Patients are always amazed by the speed and comfort of the LASIK procedure. Several million Americans have had their vision corrected with LASIK and have recommended it to friends and family.

machines-visx-s4 imageThe surgeons at Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates perform LASIK in two main steps. First, a flap is made to gain access to the cornea. Local anesthetic drops are placed on the eye to remove any sensation. Second, the flap is lifted and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea. This correction eliminates or significantly reduces the refractive error of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The flap is then replaced to allow for protection and rapid healing. When performed by our surgeons, the procedure only takes 15 minutes for both eyes.

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Custom LASIK with Wavefront Technology

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Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates offers CustomVue™ LASIK to the South Bay Los Angeles area. This Wavefront™ LASIK technology dramatically reduces higher order aberrations and increases our ability to provide excellent vision.

In conventional LASIK procedures, eye measurements are taken using the same type of equipment used in the creation of glasses and contact lenses. It does not correct for microscopic irregularities in the surface that might create aberrations in the field of vision, similar to looking through tiny flaws in a window pane.

In Custom LASIK with Wavefront technology, a diagnostic device called an aberrometer maps the entire optical surface and path of your eye, including the tiny distortions and imperfections naturally present in all eyes. The collected information is essentially a unique "fingerprint of your vision", giving your surgeon much more detailed information for your eyes, and a much more precise treatment. This technology produces a visual result not possible before Wavefront technology existed.

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Results of an FDA clinical trial of this technology demonstrated that an incredible 94 percent of patients treated were able to see 20/20 or better without glasses. Plus, four times as many people in the trial were very satisfied with their night vision after LASIK, compared to their night vision before with glasses or contacts

Contact one of our experienced surgeons to learn more about the advantages of Custom LASIK.

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Wavefront PRK/LASEK – No-Flap Procedure

Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates can also perform photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), approved by the FDA in 1995 as a precursor to LASIK. In PRK, the epithelium or top layers of the cornea are removed to allow access for laser reshaping of the middle layers. LASEK, is essentially the same procedure, except that the epithelium is softened with an alcohol solution. After surgery, the outer layers will regenerate as the eye heals. The surgeon will closely monitor the healing process, which takes a few days longer than with LASIK.

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Iris Registration & Motion Tracking Systems

Both the Allegretto Wave™ system and the ViSX CustomVue™ systems use infrared eye and iris tracking systems that keep the excimer laser locked onto its target during LASIK surgery. These systems record the pattern of the iris and uses it as a reference during surgery. Each person’s iris pattern has a unique pattern, so the laser can use iris registration to maintain proper alignment during surgery, tracking and adjusting for even the smallest eye rotations and movements.

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Allegretto Wave™ Excimer Laser System

machines-allegrettowave imageThe surgeons of Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates are proud to offer the ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ Excimer Laser System to their selection of top quality LASIK tools. This is the first excimer laser designed specifically for the Custom Wavefront™ LASIK procedure. One of its amazing features is one of the fastest eye trackers available today, which allows the laser to respond faster than ever before to even the tiniest eye movement during treatment.

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IntraLase FS Laser for All-Laser LASIK

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Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates offers an all-computerized, all-laser LASIK, using the IntraLase® FS. As your LASIK treatment begins, our surgeon must gain access to your cornea. Traditionally, this access was gained by a mechanical microkeratome, and in the past our surgeons have had excellent results with this platform. However, our surgeons feel confident that with IntraLase® FS we can offer the next the next trend in laser refractive surgery also known as Sub-Bowman Keratomileusis (SBK).

SBK provides the advantages of both PRK and LASIK by designing a thinner more precise flap that maintains greater corneal strength and reduces the risks of dry eyes after LASIK. With its amazing accuracy, the IntraLase® FS makes it possible for some patients to reconsider laser vision correction.

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Monovision – LASIK for 40 and older

Most people over 40 years of age gradually lose the ability to read small print without reading glasses. This condition is called presbyopia. Although we may call this “reading vision,” it is also the vision we use for eating, applying makeup, or reading a computer.

Some nearsighted people who are also presbyopic (over 40) may still be able to overcome this condition. When they remove their glasses or contact lenses, they can use their nearsighted refraction to compensate and see up close. However, after LASIK, when the natural focus of both eyes has been corrected for clear distance vision, even nearsighted patients over 40 will require reading glasses.

To decrease the need for reading glasses, the technique of monovision may be helpful. With monovision, our surgeon fully treats one eye (usually the dominant eye) for distance, and the other eye for near vision. Monovision can help you maintain reading vision in one eye to avoid total dependence on reading glasses.

Today, many people are already using monovision with contact lenses or glasses. To see if Monovison LASIK is right for you, feel free to talk to our surgeons.

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Staar Visian ICL™ Implantable Lens

Staar Visian ICL  - Implantable Collamer Lens

staarvision-icl imageWe are among the first to offer the the Staar Visian ICL™. Instead of wearing glasses or contact lenses, patients can have this lens implanted into their eye for permanent correction. In fact, the Visian ICL™ finally offers a vision correction option for patients who had previously been told they were not good LASIK candidates. Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates can offer the new Visian ICL™ as a vision correction alternative for patients who have high myopia (-20 D), thin corneas, or significantly dry eyes.

The implantable Staar Visian ICL™ provides our patients with the benefits of the thinnest, most flexible ICL to date. It is maneuvered into position behind the iris, providing a very natural appearance to the eye. Its flexibility also allows a smaller incision than is possible with other ICLs.

Staar Surgical Co. defines “ICL” as short for “implantable Collamer® lens.” The Visian ICL™ Collamer® is a unique blending of polymer plastic and natural collagen, a material naturally found in the body. This produces a lens that is highly biocompatible, virtually eliminating the chance for rejection or other complications that may result from purely synthetic materials.

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Contact Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates today to learn more about the advantages of the Staar Visian ICL™ implantable lens.

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