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Patients who are considering undergoing custom LASIK surgery might be interested in learning more about the pieces of equipment which are approved for use in these procedures. These approved pieces of equipment include the LADARVision System, VISX Star 4 and Bausch & Lomb's Zyoptix.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves equipment for custom LASIK surgery with certain restrictions. The LADARVision System by Alcon is approved by the FDA for patients who have up to -7.00 D of nearsightedness and less than -0.50 D of astigmatism. The VISX Star 4 is approved by the FDA for patients 21 years of older who have myopic astigmatism up to -6.00 D. Zyoptix is approved for patients with -7.00 D of nearsightedness and less than -3.00 D of astigmatism.