Vision correction with all-laser LASIK

Dr. Soroudi has performed over 15,000 LASIK procedures and is widely known as being among the best LASIK surgeons planet-wide. He is a fellowship-trained LASIK surgeon and a renowned specialist in LASIK vision correction. Moving beyond the ability to detect only the curvature of the cornea, the Contoura topography-guided LASIK system can measure small corneal imperfections that inhibit optimal vision.

LASIK Surgery with Dr. Ebbie Soroudi

What is the Contoura LASIK system?

The best LASIK technology for superior vision correction outcomes
As a former biomedical and electrical engineer and a consummate LASIK authority, Dr. Soroudi ensures his clients are treated among the most innovative, cutting-edge technology currently on the market. The Contoura system uses a proprietary measurement system that can chart up to 22,000 unique eye contour points for unparalleled accuracy in eye mapping technology.

A topographic map reveals your unique eye structure

The peaks and troughs of your cornea are unique, and the Contoura LASIK system offers augmented precision and accuracy when compared to older eye mapping systems. The Contoura LASIK is an FDA-approved device that delivers the highest levels of individualization. The LASIK treatment performed with this groundbreaking technology produces, in many cases, better vision than most clients have ever experienced. 

How does the Contoura LASIK system work?

The Contoura LASIK system takes eye mapping to a whole new level of accuracy. The device reveals a detailed map of the cornea and is an excellent option for clients who are nearsighted, have astigmatism or both.

The Contoura mapping technology delivers a far superior level of accuracy than older LASIK devices. 

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What is the treatment like?

Vision correction with Contoura LASIK takes about fifteen minutes to complete. You will not experience any pain or discomfort but will be resting comfortably during the short, precise procedure.

Your blade-free LASIK surgery

The precision of the Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond Laser allows Dr. Soroudi to create super-thin, ultra-precise incision “flaps” in the cornea. LASIK vision correction can thus be offered to clients with much higher prescriptions, including 11 diopters of nearsightedness, +6 diopters of far-sightedness, and up to 6.5 diopters of astigmatism. 

What are the benefits? Least invasive LASIK technology available worldwide

This incomparable laser system is the fastest and least invasive technology available in the world. It transfers the least amount of energy to the cornea for a fast, painless procedure and a rapid recovery! With a combination of the Contoura eye mapping system and our next-generation laser, some clients enjoy 20/20 vision even before they leave our clinic. 

The Ziemer Z8 system causes minimal redness after surgery. Older technologies, such as the Intralase laser, cause tiny hemorrhages on the white part of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhages) that can linger for weeks after surgery; the Z8 minimizes this common side effect, and our patient’s eyes are white and comfortable by the morning after surgery.

What is the recovery?

Many clients see an immediate, dramatic improvement in vision, but patients vary in terms of how quickly they experience results. During your recovery, plan for the following:

  • Arrange for another adult to drive you home after surgery and help you purchase the medications you need for a faster recovery
  • Do not touch or rub your eyes
  • Rest for several hours wearing the eye shield provided
  • Follow all aftercare instructions regarding medications

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during healing?

You may experience minor discomfort after your LASIK surgery with Contoura, which typically involves watery or red eyes. Many clients feel well enough to return to work the next day with no problem.

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Excerpts from Dr. Soroudi’s Book: “Advanced Refractive Surgery”

LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser. Treatment consists of three basic steps. First, we use a laser to create a round “flap” out of your own cornea (sort of like opening a 540-page book at page 120). Second, we use a different laser to remove about 20 to 30 pages from inside the book, and third, we close the book. 

The entire procedure takes literally a few minutes per eye from start to finish. The first (Ziemer Femtosecond) laser takes about 26 seconds per eye.

The second (Wavelight Allegretto) laser takes about 1.5 seconds per diopter of correction. If you wear -2 glasses, it’ll take only 3 seconds to correct your vision. (A “diopter” refers to the optical power of a lens.) There’s very little pain during surgery (just pressure).

There’s very little pain after surgery other than just some minor irritation. We recommend you take a nap for a few hours after LASIK. You can drive the next morning and return to your usual activities by the next day! Dr. Soroudi underwent LASIK himself in 2005 (with a much older “intralase” and “VISX” technology), so he knows exactly how it feels and will talk you through your procedure. He still has 20/20 vision after all these years!

Our LASIK centers in Glendale, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles

Our three LASIK centers are equipped with the Contoura LASIK system and the Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond Laser, the most advanced technology available worldwide. Rather than undergoing their surgery at another location, clients can take advantage of our state-of-the-art in-house, private, luxury surgery center, where your comfort and care are managed by our outstanding support staff. 

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Our LASIK surgical suite

Dr. Soroudi is one of a small group of LASIK specialists in Los Angeles with a private, luxurious onsite surgery suite. Clients can enjoy in-house convenience rather than having to undergo treatment at an open-access surgery center. 

Alcon Allegretto Wavelight EX500

Our eye surgery center is equipped with the all-new Alcon Allegretto Wavelight EX500 Flying Spot Excimer Laser.

Only the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser utilizes Wavefront Optimized® ablation profiles designed to help maintain the natural corneal shape

The Allegretto laser allows Dr. Soroudi to perform a customized, “wavefront-guided ablation profile” (Contoura), ideal for clients who demand the BEST in vision correction technology. You can expect improved vision day and night. The difference in this next-generation technology is that it maintains the natural corneal shape, minimizing the risk of night-time glare, even for clients with high prescriptions (up to -10 diopters of nearsightedness.)

Faster LASIK treatment, better outcomes

This rapid system, which takes only 1.4 seconds per diopter, reduces the potential for cornea dehydration and minimizes “patient fixation fatigue” for a much more pleasant and seamless LASIK experience. At the same time, with a powerful 1050 Hz-type multi-dimensional eye tracker, the EX500 offers safety and exceptional precision should the eye move during surgery.

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Superior results using top-tier technology

PerfectPulse Technology™ represents an innovative approach to laser vision correction. It provides speed, precision, and safety through the use of the Allegretto laser, signaling revolutionary advances in the field of vision correction.

Precision is the key to success in LASIK eye surgery

The Allegretto laser was developed to calibrate the precise amount of energy in each laser pulse. The laser energy passes through three “checkpoints” as it moves through the system before being emitted. At each checkpoint, the energy level is monitored and adjusted when needed, ensuring that the beam is tuned perfectly by the time it reaches its destination.

How does the Allegretto Laser work?

All lasers emit precise, controlled beams of light energy. The Allegretto laser employs a proprietary overlapping spot placement method to ensure accurate energy placement. This is one of the ways that the Allegretto achieves a smoother, more natural corneal surface than many other lasers used in LASIK vision correction.

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We guarantee 20/20 vision!

We are so confident in our technology and the artistry of Dr. Soroudi, who has performed over 15,000 successful LASIK surgeries, that we GUARANTEE clients qualified for LASIK will achieve 20/20 vision.

This reflects our commitment to maintaining the highest standards for vision correction surgery worldwide.

Financing and complimentary follow-ups for bladeless LASIK surgery

At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers, we offer interest-free financing and follow-up appointments at no added charge for one year after your LASIK surgery. If for any reason, you require an enhancement procedure, we cover all costs for up to one year!

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