The Humphrey Atlas Eclipse
The Humphrey Atlas Eclipse corneal topography system creates a 3-D map of your cornea, which allows Dr. Andrew Holzman to create precise treatment plans for each patient. This helps ensure the most accurate results for LASIK and PRK procedures. Dr. Holzman uses only the most advanced technology at his Washington, D.C.-area practice to help patients achieve the best possible vision.
How is the Atlas Scanner Used?
Dr. Holzman primarily uses the Atlas scanner to plan for corneal refractive surgeries such as LASIK. The scans create a 3-D map of the cornea so Dr. Holzman can see the points he will need to reshape with the laser during surgery. Because the cornea plays a vital role in your ability to focus, it is imperative that the measurements are accurate before LASIK or other vision-correcting surgery. The Atlas scanner, combined with our other advanced tools, allows Dr. Holzman to provide excellent patient outcomes.
If you are interested in intralase, traditional LASIK, or a similar vision correction procedure, a corneal topography scan is the best way to assess candidacy and plan a safe and successful procedure.
The Atlas scanner stores the information gathered during these scans, allowing Dr. Holzman to monitor the cornea for changes and stability during your pre- and post-operative appointments. The Atlas scanner can also be used for contact fittings, pathology detection, and other primary care evaluations.
What is the Scanning Process Like?
The Atlas scan, among other tests, will determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK and similar procedures. The Atlas scan process is entirely painless and there is no contact made with the eyes.
To begin, Dr. Holzman will seat you in front of a bowl-shaped device. Within this bowl, you will see a pattern of lights, usually in rings. Dr. Holzman will focus this pattern onto the surface of your cornea, which reflects back to a digital camera located at the center of the bowl.
A computer then measures the curvature of your cornea and creates a 3-D map. The computer analyzes thousands of points along your cornea at various positions and heights.
The process takes just a few minutes to complete and provides Dr. Holzman with precise data regarding the shape of your corneas. From this information, he can tell whether LASIK is an appropriate and safe procedure and whether it will be effective. For example, the scan might reveal that your corneas are too thin, meaning you are not a candidate for LASIK surgery. in this case, you may be a better candidate for photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).
Learn More about Our Use of Advanced Technology
If you are interested in intralase, traditional LASIK, or another vision correction procedure, a corneal topography scan is the best way to assess candidacy and plan a safe and successful procedure. To learn more about the Atlas scanner and the other advanced technology used in our pre-operative appointments, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office online. You can also call one of our five conveniently located offices directly.
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