Wave Scan Technology and Iris Registration

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

Potential LASIK candidates just aren’t getting the right information. Many patients are being told that they aren’t good candidates because they wear reading glasses are farsighted or have astigmatism. In most cases, this is not so. Regardless if you are wearing readers, nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, chances are, you may be a candidate for corrective surgery. With today’s improved and expanded technology; we are able to provide patients a wider range of treatment possibilities.

Dr. Omar Almallah (Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates) implements CustomVue™ LASIK, a unique approach for each individual, which employs the VISX WaveScan, a diagnostic system that captures a “fingerprint” of the eye 25 times more accurate than what was previously measurable by standard methods. WaveScan data identifies more specific imperfections in an individual’s vision, which in turn generates an individualized treatment. In essence, your vision is compared to a “fingerprint”, as it is specific only to you. WaveScan technology provides your eye surgeon with an individualized map of your vision. The surgeon than has the ability to “customize” this mapping and calculate the correction that most suits your needs. Once calculated, the treatment is downloaded into the laser and used specifically for your correction.

The VISX Star 4 Excimer laser combines Variable Spot Scanning (VSS), ActiveTrak 3-D eye tracking and Iris Registration to provide the most advanced laser technology platform available today. (Not all LASIK centers offer this technology) Iris Registration via the WaveScan, captures specific points of recognition on a patients Iris for reasons of detection when the patient is set for surgery. This is especially valuable for patients with astigmatism, as this identifies individual characteristics of the patient’s iris so that when preparing for treatment, the same characteristics can be recognized and acknowledged for an amazingly accurate result.

The promise of improved results and clearer vision come with technological developments in refractive surgery, but it is also true that the physicians using this technology also be sophisticated in their knowledge of its use. Dr. Almallah is a premier cataract and refractive surgeon who has not only been trained and credentialed on these advanced procedures, but has been performing them on his patients with great success. He has performed over 20,000 refractive procedures and only advocates surgery for those patients that are good candidates.

The biggest advantage of having LASIK with Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates is that we perform this procedure in our Toms River office. We have a fully equipped LASIK suite specifically designed for only the best outcomes. Outfitted with state of the art equipment and technology that include; climate controls, humidity regulation and HEPA filtration, this laser suite is unmatched in Ocean County.

In addition to LASIK, Dr. Almallah is also a world-renowned intraocular surgeon recognized internationally for his results using the Crystalens® cataract replacement lens. Crystalens® “deluxe” cataract implant gives patients seemless vision. The crystalens is the result of more than 14 years of research and development by J. Stuart Cumming, M.D., F.A.C.S., and was approved by the FDA in November 2003. More than 50,000 lenses have been implanted worldwide. During clinical trials, all of the patients who received the crystalens greatly reduced their need for corrective lenses or eyeglasses. The patented crystalens technology is designed to allow the lens to move in the eye in a manner similar to the natural lens. By using the eye's muscle to move the lens
back and forwards naturally, patients can focus through a continuous range of vision
including near, far and everywhere in between. All other intraocular lenses are designed
to remain fixed in the eye. Dr. Almallah is the areas market leader having performed hundreds of crystalens procedures here at the Jersey Shore. He recently attended the ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) meeting in San Diego, an international educational and scientific organization with 9000 member ophthalmologists, where he was an invited speaker on the techniques he uses to make crystalens so successful in his own practice. At the crystalens® users symposium, his lecture focused on the mechanics of this lens and the subtle nuances in surgical technique needed to achieve optimum results. Dr. Almallah shared the podium with a select group of internationally renowned ophthalmologists, including Dr. Richard Lindstrom from Minneapolis and Dr Stephen Slade from Houston. After the symposium, many surgeons already using this lens as well as those just getting started, asked Dr. Almallah to further share his techniques so that they too could achieve the kind of successful results Dr. Almallah has achieved in his practice in New Jersey.
Dr. Almallah is a Board Certified ophthalmologist both by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgeons. His primary practice is devoted to eye surgery and he has been practicing in Toms River and the surrounding communities for the last sixteen years. He is internationally recognized as a refractive ocular surgeon and is acknowledged by his peers as one of the finest and most skilled eye surgeons in the world. In fact, patients have traveled from England, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Korea, India and across the United States to have their eye surgery performed by Dr. Almallah.

"He has also performed both Lasik and Cataract Surgery on not only several
ophthalmologist, but also many physicians and surgeons." Dr. Almallah graduated Magna Cum Luade with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and received his Doctorate of Medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. His training to be an eye specialist was at Temple University Hospital where he was ranked number 1 out of 500 applicants for one of 3 very coveted training positions. He completed his residency and was Chief Resident his senior year at the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, PA have five convenient locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties for routine eye exams, contact lens fits, glaucoma treatment, cataract evaluations, LASIK evaluations and consultations for crystalens® and verisyse™ lenses.

To schedule an evaluation with Dr. Almallah, please contact Ed Brooks at the Toms River location at 732-349-5622 ext. 37.