Schuster Eye Center was the first and only center in El Paso to utilize the highly sophisticated Orbscan II system, providing pre and postoperative imaging studies of the patient cornea and the ability to diagnose and treat complex refractive disorders not detectable with less advanced imaging devices.
Bausch & Lomb's Orbscan II™ is a fully integrated multidimensional diagnostic system that elevates diagnostics beyond mere topography. Unlike current topography systems which scan the surface of the cornea at standard points and only the front surface, the Orbscan II acquires over 9000 data points in 1.5 seconds to meticulously map the entire corneal surface (11 mm), and analyze elevation and curvature measurements on both the anterior (front) and posterior (back) surfaces of the cornea.
By providing more comprehensive pre-op diagnostics and planning, exclusionary criteria such as keratoconus, pre-keratoconus, and corneal thinning can be identified to optimize outcomes in both primary Lasik treatments and enhancements. The Orbscan II may help explain decreased visual acuity post-op, and is designed to allow the surgeon to more accurately prescribe retreatments, if necessary.
As always when better technology becomes available, Schuster Eye Center will acquire it to achieve Better , Safer Lasik
- Acquires over 9000 data points in 1.5 seconds
- Analyzes elevation and curvature measurements on both anterior (front) and posterior (back) surfaces of the cornea
- Capable of detecting and analyzing posterior (back) corneal abnormalities where corneal anomalies first appear
- Features dynamic, Windows-based platform designed to integrate continuing advances via upgradable software
- Customizable quad maps show any combination of measurements in one convenient format
- Slit scanning technology combined with an advanced placido disc system: Ties all features listed below to assure safety of Lasik for patients.
- Anterior elevation plus curvature: Demonstrates abnormal hills and valleys on the surface cornea that could increase the risk of Lasik complications.
- Posterior elevation plus curvature: This rules out keratoconus patients who may be made worse with Lasik
- Full corneal pachymetry: Shows corneal thickness and its variation over many points. This prevents Lasik surgery on patients whose corneas are too thin.
- White-to-white measurement: A measure of corneal diameter. Better plan the ideal flap size.
- Anterior chamber depth: Important for implanting lenses into the eye for correction of high myopia beyond the reach of Lasik.
- Angle kappa: Excimer laser ablation with the VISX Star 4 is more accurate. Knowing angle kappa assures that the Lasik flap (made with the Intralase laser) will be perfectly aligned with the paitnes line of sight. A better flap and better centerd ablation creates a safe asik and ultimately better results..
No other diagnostic instrument presents more information than the orbscan II and it is found only at Schuster Eye Center. Your home of Safer Lasik.