HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) 20/20 is the standard for good vision, but most people only achieve that with corrective lenses or surgery.
Cameron Griffith with Southern Eye Center says when vision is corrected through surgery a thin lasik flap needs to be created. There are 2 ways to do that, a blade or the Intralase FS laser.
"There was a chance that the suction could break in the previous surgery, you could also get partial flaps or incomplete flaps as well as button whole flaps. Those risks are eliminated when we use the Intralase."
Griffith is one of a few Cornea Specialists in the state certified to use this technology and feels it is a much safer way to correct patients vision, simply because it eliminates flap complications.
That's because computer software is used to make an individual blue print of your eye, which surgeons then use to guide the laser in correcting your vision. Surgical time takes about ten minutes.
"We are able to see where we are making the flap, where as before we could not. I think it is a much safer procedure and we are able to get the risk profile down to basically nothing."
Griffith says, patients eyes may water or burn a little for up to 12 hours after surgery.