Major Leap in Laser Vision Correction: iDesign and iLASIK at the Laser Eye Center

Major Leap in Laser Vision Correction: iDesign and iLASIK at the Laser Eye Center

March 30th, 2016

Millions of people worldwide develop refractive errors that reduce the quality and precision of their vision. Consequently, technology for laser vision correction has been devised to accommodate this health need. Since then, the demand for treatments that improve vision worldwide has never ceased. Millions of people have submitted themselves to laser eye surgery and have gotten the opportunity to return home with a second chance at their best vision. Dr. Danny Lee frequently performs the LASIK procedure, and helps hundreds of Alabamans in Huntsville, Decatur, and Madison achieve optimal visual outcomes.

Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is an out-patient surgery utilizing a highly-specialized excimer laser to correct the shape of the cornea. It is indicated for a wide range of refractive errors. Over the years, modifications in LASIK techniques have been made available to cater unique needs and other existing health diseases of patients that may not make them an ideal candidate for traditional LASIK surgeries. Refractive errors don’t fit in one category and traditional LASIK eye surgeries in Alabama have limitations in their ability to cater the needs of the whole population.

Advanced Laser Vision Correction Techniques

Prior to determining the most appropriate eye surgery technique, visual examinations are done. Other factors like eye structure, prescription glasses, and other existing medical conditions are included in medical considerations. Two of the most advanced technologies available now at the Laser Eye Center are iDesign and iLASIK.


Labeled as the “brain” of LASIK procedure, iDesign advanced wavescan system provides a promising approach to individualized LASIK treatment. Approved in July 2015 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is now possible to accurately map the irregularities of the eye that are at fault for refractive errors. iDesign technology makes the surgical approach more precise than traditional LASIK offered in Decatur and Huntsville, among other places. In fact, it is 25 times more precise in mapping the architecture of the eyes compared to traditional LASIK.
Specifically, iDesign advanced wavescan technology provides Dr. Lee with great detail on the shape of the cornea, its curvature, pupil diameter, and most importantly, the path traveled by light as it passes through the eyes. This gives patients who are not qualified for traditional LASIK surgery in Alabama the opportunity to undergo the surgery.

With the use of a customized wavefront-guided laser, this advanced LASIK procedure is best indicated for patients 18 years of age and older with stable vision for at least one year. Risks may vary and it is best to discuss these risks with the doctor. Rest assured, only trained eye surgeons are allowed to discuss the procedure and determine suitability of candidates.


Known to be the most advanced surgical solution to refractive errors, iLASIK is an all-laser procedure that combines iDesign and the intralase method (blade-free femtosecond laser) in providing more precise and safer approach to refractive errors.
In a 6-month clinical study on iLASIK technology, 97% of participants expressed satisfaction with the visual outcomes of the surgery. Majority of these participants achieve 20/16 or better vision. Also, 99% reported that they didn’t experience particular difficulty in performing outdoor activities like driving and playing sports.

With iLASIK, Dr. Lee creates a 3D image of the eyes and creates a thin flap for the cornea using an ultra-fast laser. This is particularly beneficial for patients because the technology is able to manage complex vision imperfections that are not usually able to be addressed by traditional LASIK surgery.

Refractive errors have multiple causes and can’t be treated with a single approach. While traditional LASIK surgeries have made significant changes in the quality of vision, its limitations in catering for complex cases hinder it from being the ideal procedure. Also, efforts have been made to come up with more personalized approach to laser eye surgeries. Your vision deserves the best-crafted laser technology – get the best results from your LASIK in Huntsville and Decatur Alabama today by choosing iLASIK with Dr. Danny Lee!