Laser Vision Correction Can Decrease Your Dependence on Corrective Lenses
With modern tools and techniques, there are more ways than ever to enjoy sharp, healthy vision. Mario C. Mota, M.D, P.C., offers advanced laser vision correction at his Lincoln, NE, practice. Dr. Mota will thoroughly evaluate your vision and overall eye health to determine the right procedure for you. LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a popular and well-known choice. However, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) can be equally effective and may be a better option if you have unusually thin corneas. Dr. Mota also offers innovative Raindrop® Near Vision Inlays to treat age-related presbyopia. Whichever procedure you undergo, you will enjoy our personalized care and advanced technology. After your treatment, we will provide complete follow-ups and guidance to ensure your lifelong ocular health.
LASIK and PRK
LASIK and PRK can both treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While PRK was the precursor to LASIK, the more recently developed procedure has largely replaced PRK, thanks to its shorter recovery time. However, PRK can still be a good option in certain cases. During both treatments, Dr. Mota will reshape your corneas. Most common vision problems occur because your eyes do not refract light correctly. Because light does not focus on the center of your retina, your brain receives a distorted image. By removing a small amount of corneal tissue, Dr. Mota can improve the path of light through your eye.
The difference between LASIK and PRK is that, during LASIK, Dr. Mota will create a corneal flap. Lifting up the top layer of tissue, he can reshape the underlying area. When he is finished, he will simply lay the flap back down, and it will heal naturally. During PRK, however, he will need to remove the top layer of tissue entirely. After surgery, it will grow back naturally. Although PRK is a low-risk procedure like LASIK, your recovery time will take longer. If you have thin corneas or have undergone previous laser eye surgery, PRK may be more appropriate than LASIK. You may also be a PRK candidate if your lifestyle increases your risk for complications.
Raindrop® Near Vision Inlays
Presbyopia is a near-universal condition for individuals over the age of 40. As patients get older, their lenses become less flexible. Therefore, their eyes are not able to adjust to near and far distances quickly. Until recently, patients had no choice but to rely on glasses and contacts. Today, Dr. Mota proudly offers the innovative Raindrop® near vision inlays.
Whichever procedure you undergo, you will enjoy our personalized care and advanced technology.
To place the tiny disc, Dr. Mota will create a flap in the surface of one eye, just as he would during LASIK surgery. Then he will position the inlay, which is about the size of a pinhead. The device will change the shape of your cornea in your non-dominant eye. Both of your eyes will work together to create a single image, and you will be able to focus on close-up objects much more clearly.
Advanced Technology for Top-Quality Care
Dr. Mota uses a femtosecond laser to perform LASIK and to place Raindrop® inlays. Emitting short, powerful bursts of energy, the laser will create bubble-like spaces just under the surface of your cornea. Then Dr. Mota can easily lift up the flap without affecting the underlying tissues. The femtosecond laser allows him to create thinner, more precise flaps. Because the laser will actually track your eye movements during surgery, you can be assured that you can have virtually risk-free care.
Achieve Clear and Sharp Vision with Laser Vision Correction
To learn more about the different types of laser eye surgery we offer, contact Dr. Mota’s office online or call us at 402-486-3132. A knowledgeable member of our team can help answer any questions you may have.
"Dr. Mota is very personable and took the time to describe the procedure, how it worked, and what was causing my issues in the first place. Dr. Mota made sure that my husband and I understood what we would be getting, and was extremely friendly from the beginning."From healthgrades.com