A prerequisite to performing safe and precise laser refractive surgery is the ability to accurately measure the shape, thickness and contour of the cornea before surgery. Previously, doctors only had scans such as corneal topography as a method of measuring these data points. Topography scans are capable of showing possible problem areas,
but are limited to a view of the front surface of the cornea only. Subtle abnormalities of the back, or posterior surface of the cornea are impossible to measure with conventional instruments. These subtle abnormalities of the back surface of the cornea are often responsible for unpredictable and sometimes devastating visual outcomes after laser vison correction.
The Oculus Pentacam is the most advanced technology in the art and medicine of corneal imaging. It utilizes an illumination system and rotating camera which to capture up to 25,000 measured data points in a scan time of 2 seconds per eye. Like a topographical map, each cornea is measured for elevation. However, the Oculus Pentacam produces additional imaging and calculation for the curvature, contour and tissue density at all surfaces of the cornea.
The Oculus Pentacam provides corneal mapping and tissue diagnostics with an accuracy that was previously not available. This allows us to more accurately identify laser eye surgery candidates and in turn improve patient safety and outcomes.
Put simply, Dr. Kieval uses the Pentacam imaging system on every patient who is contemplating laser eye surgery. In our opinion there is no instrument that is more detailed, accurate, and helpful as a diagnostic tool to determine a patient's candidacy for laser vision correction.
To learn more about this cutting-edge technology, visit www.pentacam.com
Dr. Jeremy Kieval is a board-certified, cornea and refractive surgery specialist at the Lexington Eye Associates. His practice focuses principally on laser eye surgery (LASIK and PRK), cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses, and corneal disease and transplants.Experience You Can Trust
Independence from contacts and glasses can be both exhilarating and liberating, but the process can be confusing. Am I a candidate for LASIK? How does LASIK work? What’s the best LASIK procedure for me? Who is the best LASIK surgeon in Boston?Am I a Candidate?
Dr. Kieval and the Lexington Eye Associates are committed to providing the absolute best and state-of-the-art technology available to patients. Dr. Kieval performs bladeless LASIK procedures using Intralase® to guarantee patient safety.Bladeless LASIK
As one of the top LASIK surgeons in Boston and Massachesetts, Dr. Kieval is a specialist for all types of corneal and cataract surgery. If you over the age of 50, and interested in achieving freedom from your glasses or contact lenses, LASIK may not be the only refractive surgery available to you.Refractive Lens Excahnge
If cost is something that has been holding you back from vision correction you should contact Dr. Kieval as soon as possible to set up a consultation We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.What Does LASIK Cost?