Center for Excellence in Eye Care
Miami LASIK Eye Surgery
Located in the heart of Miami at the Baptist Medical Arts Building, the Center for Excellence in Eye Care serves as a leading treatment center for eye health and related procedures, including LASIK surgery, in South Florida.
The highly-experienced surgeons at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care utilize state-of-the-art modern technologies to ensure that your LASIK experience is 100% personalized.
When you choose LASIK with the team at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care in Miami, you get:
- Safe and individualized care—LASIK is a proven and safe procedure and at the Center is powered by iDESIGN to personalize the process to your eye.
- Fast and simple care—The LASIK procedure is very quick and you can feel confident in the hand of the extremely experienced staff.
- Savings —Your one-time cost for LASIK can save you a lifetime of paying for contact lenses and glasses. Plus, if needed, the Center for Excellence in Eye Care offers financing.
If you are looking for LASIK or other eye health services in Miami, schedule a consultation with the Center for Excellence in Eye now and learn more about how the team can help you.
Miami Vision Correction Procedures
Today's life-changing procedures make it possible to improve your vision to 20/20—or better.
EVO ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens)
EVO ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery involves putting an artificial lens in the eye. Unlike RLE, the natural lens is not removed, and the artificial lens is placed between the natural lens and the iris.
EVO ICL™ can correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. It is sometimes referred to as an implantable contact lens.
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Refractive lens exchange (RLE), is when a clear lens is implanted to replace your eye’s natural lens to correct your vision.
This procedure is often used for pre-cataract patients, as a preventative vision correction solution. Refractive lens exchange (RLE) can also correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
What is PRK Surgery?
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. PRK is an alternative to LASIK eye surgery and is particularly suitable for individuals who may not be candidates for LASIK due to certain corneal characteristics.
Overview of the PRK surgery process:
- Corneal Epithelium Removal:
- In PRK, the surgeon begins by removing the thin outer layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This can be done using an alcohol solution, a special brush, or a laser.
- Laser Reshaping of the Cornea:
- Once the epithelium is removed, a laser is used to precisely reshape the cornea. The laser ablates or removes microscopic amounts of corneal tissue based on the patient’s refractive error. The goal is to correct the curvature of the cornea and improve the focus of light on the retina.
- Healing Process:
- Unlike LASIK, where a corneal flap is created, PRK does not involve creating a flap. Instead, the corneal surface is allowed to regenerate naturally. The healing process involves the growth of new epithelial cells over the treated area.
- Post-operative Care:
- Following PRK surgery, patients are given medicated eye drops to aid in the healing process and prevent infection. Recovery may take a bit longer compared to LASIK, and patients may experience temporary discomfort during the initial days.
Key considerations for PRK surgery include:
- Corneal Thickness: PRK may be a suitable option for individuals with thinner corneas who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.
- Occupational Considerations: PRK may be recommended for individuals with occupations or lifestyles that carry a risk of corneal injury, as it eliminates the creation of a corneal flap.
- Healing Time: The initial visual recovery may take longer with PRK compared to LASIK. Patients typically experience optimal vision several weeks after the procedure.
PRK is a well-established and effective procedure for vision correction, and its suitability depends on individual factors. It’s important to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or eye care professional to determine the most appropriate laser eye surgery option based on your eye health and lifestyle.
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL)
Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea. With collagen cross-linking (CXL), you can halt the progression of keratoconus by strengthening your cornea.
William B. Trattler, MD
Dr. William B. Trattler is a highly regarded refractive, corneal, and cataract eye surgeon at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care. With a strong commitment to improving visual outcomes, he lectures extensively across the US and focuses on making a positive difference for each of his patients. Dr. Trattler holds a Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed specialized training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. He is actively involved in research and has been an investigator for innovative technologies, such as accommodating intraocular lenses and corneal collagen crosslinking. While Dr. Trattler has received numerous awards and recognitions, his primary dedication remains providing exceptional care to his patients.
If you’re looking for LASIK in Miami, you can rest assured that you have access to some of the nation’s top laser eye surgeons.
LASIK is a life-changing procedure with incredibly high patient satisfaction rates (over 95 percent), allowing Miami residents clear vision for years to come. Most patients don’t need corrective lenses, such as glasses or contacts, following LASIK.
During the procedure, your surgeon will use a laser to reshape your cornea, allowing light to refract correctly so your vision is clear. LASIK can correct various refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Serious complications from LASIK are exceedingly rare, allowing patients to enjoy clear vision without issues.
If you need LASIK in Miami, look for a surgeon who has performed thousands of surgeries and has access to the latest LASIK technology. You’ll start with an assessment to gauge whether you are a good candidate for LASIK. If you do not qualify for LASIK, ICL, RLE, and PRK are potential surgical options.
Center For Excellence In Eye Care
8940 N Kendall Dr #400E, Miami, FL 33176
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