Trained in general ophthalmology as well as PRK and LASIK refractive eye surgery, Dr. Michael Mazaheri’s practice consists of both medical and surgical eye care. Dr. Mazaheri offers general ophthalmology services like vision exams, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, treatment of dry eyes, and more, as well as complex vision correction surgery utilizing advanced technology, including high definition LASIK at his Texas office in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Patients interested in learning more can read laser eye surgery testimonials from referring physicians or contact The M LASIK Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mazaheri.
High definition (HDV) LASIK is used at our Dallas, Texas area practice to help patients achieve high-quality vision correction personalized to their individual refractive errors. High definition (HDV) LASIK combines WaveScan™ diagnostic technology with traditional LASIK methods in order to produce one of the most advanced refractive laser surgery techniques available on the market.
Due to the diagnostic capabilities of WaveScan™ high definition (HDV) LASIK technology, Dr. Mazaheri can correct vision with an unprecedented level of accuracy. Prior to your procedure, he can measure refractive errors along the entire optical path of your eye and develop a treatment plan to produce the best possible vision correction results. By collecting 25 times more information than standard diagnostic tools, WaveScan™ allows more patients to see with 20/20 vision or better following a high definition (HDV) LASIK procedure at our Dallas, Texas area center. Contact Dr. Michael Mazaheri today to schedule a free consultation at his office serving the entire Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
In addition to high definition LASIK, Dr. Mazaheri’s Dallas, Texas area practice also continues to educate patients about Intralase® LASIK and Wavefront™ guided custom LASIK to help them enjoy the safest, fastest, and most precise results possible. Depending on specific needs, he can help each patient determine the vision correction treatment option that is right for them.
Hi, I’m Doctor Michael Mazaheri. ‘Lasik without a flap or cut’ is what I believe is the ultimate experience in our laser room. I had this procedure performed on my own eyes and in a matter of 30 seconds I went from 20/400 to 20/20! I had always told patients the actual procedure is painless, but when I had it done it made me realize it was easier than putting my contact lenses in my eyes. However, I have to say it did make it a lot nicer being involved in my own eyes’ measurements and laser parameter set up.
I have had commercial airline pilots, military staff and many doctors come to me for this, because we take out the cutting factor and it relieves a lot of anxiety!
Lasik or intralasik involves a flap-making procedure, after removing the flap then you can place the excimer laser to correct the prescription. In the flapless version we do not cut, but instead remove the epithelium and reach the cornea at a much less superficial layer.
This also leaves much more cornea tissue available for the patient. Many patients with thin cornea do qualify under this ‘no cut’ Lasik version.
This technique was known as ‘PRK’ a decade ago! We refer to it as ‘Lasik without the flap’ because it is just that. When it was called ‘PRK’ we had FDA approval, but our experience, technique, lasers and post-op medicines truly limited this procedure. Today some people call it ‘advanced PRK’ or ‘advanced surface ablation’; or a variation is called lasek. We call it ‘flapless Lasik’, which is easier to understand! Because it’s just a non-cutting lasik and nothing more or less in reality.
Now advanced lasers make this the true contender against the cutting version of Lasik surgery. The biggest negative in flapless Lasik is that you need to take more time off from work for the healing and the vision does get blurry for a few days before it gets sharp. Based on the age and prescription it varies. I drove myself home after the procedure and performed Lasik surgery on a congressman 6 days later with no trouble (This Congressman was not a candidate for the cutting Lasik and I agree that he was not a good candidate for the cutting Lasik. However, I performed the flapless Lasik on him with results that exceeded his expectations and he has been a great source of referrals for difficult Lasik patients). However, as I recommended to my patient who was a commercial airline pilot and for you too, it’d be best to take a few extra days off to be absolutely safe and I do recommend that you bring a driver to help you get back home on the day of your flapless Lasik procedure!
The no-cut Lasik (flapless Lasik) is approved by the FDA using real human eye’s and there results.
Also when it comes to custom Lasik, the cutting makes the custom program inaccurate because the flap-making part of Lasik is after the measurements and that alters the calculations….the flapless lasik (no cut Lasik) does not have that fallacy in its measurement!
The two techniques are almost identical; however, in the flapless Lasik the surgeon operates on the superficial layer of the cornea! The same laser is used for the regular Lasik and the non-cutting Lasik.
If you look tired even when your not, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid plastic surgery. Sagging eyelids feel heavy and give patients a droopy look, sometimes even inhibiting vision. Blepharoplasty can improve the appearance of puffy eyes by removing excess fat and skin; it can also remove barriers that obstruct vision. An outpatient procedure, blepharoplasty involves trimming fat, excess muscle, and skin from the eyelid. The procedure can be completed in one to three hours, and will leave skin looking firm and youthful.
Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease caused by damage or pressure to the optic nerve. Without treatment, glaucoma can result in vision loss, and even blindness. Dr. Mazaheri offers traditional glaucoma treatment plans, which vary from eye drops to a procedure that temporarily drains fluid from the eye. However, for patients who cannot reduce pressure on the optic nerve with traditional treatments, Dr. Mazaheri offers glaucoma implant procedures.
Dr. Mazaheri performs glaucoma implant surgery under local anesthesia, inserting a plastic tube behind the cornea that allows fluid to pass to the outside of the eye. There is little discomfort following the surgery, and most patients can return home the day the procedure is performed. While glaucoma implants will not improve vision, they will help lower pressure on the optic nerve, and prevent the type of damage that results in vision loss.
Cataract patients seeking improvement in their quality of vision may be candidates for crystalens® implantable lenses. In addition, crystalens® lenses can serve as an alternative vision correction treatment for patients who are not eligible for LASIK surgery. The accommodating lenses allow patients to focus at near, far, and intermediate distances and the majority of people treated with crystalens® lenses achieve 20/20 vision or better. To learn more about crystalens® replacement lenses, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Mazaheri at our vision correction practice in Richardson, Texas today.
For patients who wish to eliminate cataracts and reduce their dependency on glasses, ReSTOR® lens implants may be an ideal option. The ReSTOR® lenses are particularly effective for improving near vision and offer many of the same benefits as crystalens® implants. Patients in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex interested in learning more about advanced options like ReSTOR® implantable lenses can contact The M LASIK Center today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Mazaheri.
If you would like to learn more about glaucoma treatments, eyelid surgery, high definition (HDV) LASIK, or other procedures available at our Dallas, Texas area practice, please contact our eye surgery center today.
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Dr. Mazaheri did such an outstanding laser surgery on my eyes that I referred four other members of my family. We are all extremely happy with our results.
David S. Alkek, M.D.