(HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – AUGUST 13, 2013) – Tyrie Jenkins, M.D., became one of the first surgeons in Hawai‘i to use a new, more powerful and precise laser eye surgery method. The WaveLight® Refractive Suite (WaveLight®) is the fastest refractive surgery platform available in the United States. It includes the Wavelight® Excimer laser, Wavelight® FS200 Femtosecond laser and swiveling patient bed.
The speed of WaveLight® EX500 Excimer laser has been linked to more precise outcomes providing more patients with 20/20 vision.
“Because the treatment is so quick, there is less potential for patient fixation fatigue,” said Jenkins. “This results in improved predictability.”
The WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond laser allows Dr. Jenkins to create a customized LASIK flap. The laser offers various side-cut angles, flap sizes and shapes as well as adjustable hinge positions and sizes.
Clinical studies show that the WaveLight® leads laser eye surgery in precision, safety benefits and patient outcomes. A patient’s vision can be restored to 20/20, or better, with less surgeon manipulation of the eye. A higher pulse frequency minimizes thermal load to the eye and helps to reduce potential for sensitivity to eye movements, flap-shrinkage and connective tissue (stromal) dehydration. The procedure can be used to treat many eye conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
The Wavelight® technology was brought to Hawai‘i by Aloha Laser where Dr. Jenkins performs her laser refractive surgery.
Jenkins Eye Care has provided full-service ophthalmic care to Hawai‘i for more than two decades. Led by medical pioneer Tyrie Jenkins, M.D., Jenkins Eye Care studies the latest discoveries and technology trends in order to bring Hawai‘i the most advanced Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved vision correction equipment. Providing compassionate care in an ‘ohana setting, Jenkins Eye Care is Hawai‘i’s premier LASIK and cataract specialist. For more information, visit: http://jenkinseyecare.com/.