HOW DOES IT WORK ?
HOW WAVESCAN WORKS
About Elliot Perlman, M.D. Big breakthrough
Restylane is a clear gel that is injected into
The WaveScan consists of a sensor and a laser,
in cataract surgery
An expert in the field of
the skin to restore volume and fill in lines
which sends a wave of light through the eye to
refractive surgery, Dr. Perlman Following recent
and wrinkles. The results are practically
the retina. This light is reflected back through
has been performing LASIK approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration,
ELLIOT PERLMAN, M.D
instantaneous and can last six months or
the eye allowing the sensor to identify and
for over 10 years. His educational background the doctors at The Rhode Island Eye Institute are
measure the unique “fingerprint” of the eye.
includes a Master of Medical Science degree now using the AcrySof® Natural Intraocular Lens
For more information on Restylane, Botox®,
The resulting WavePrint is then translated
from Brown University and his M.D. from (IOL) for cataract surgery patients. This revolutionary
and a wide array of other cosmetic enhancements
into a mathematical formula that the doctor
Harvard University. new advance is the world’s first foldable IOL that
and procedures available at The Rhode Island
uses to perform the LASIK procedure.
is specifically designed to filter UV and high-energy
Dr. Perlman is certified to use several types Eye Institute, call 401.272.2020 to schedule a
wavelengths of the blue light spectrum.
of laser, including the CustomVue WaveScan. consultation with Jeffrey Hofmann, M.D.
THE NEXT LEVEL OF PRECISION
When a cataract is removed, the natural lens
“This is a major advance in LASIK technology,”
Because WaveScan is so exact at measuring
is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens.
he said. “Now we can deal with the intricacies
imperfections in the eye – at least 25 times
What makes the AcrySof Natural IOL so important
About Jeffrey Hofmann, M.D.
that make up vision with more predictable results.”
more precise than standard methods used for
is its ability to approximate the blue light filtration
glasses and contact lenses – it can produce even Dr. Hofmann specializes in
system of the natural human lens.
better vision than corrective lenses. The clinical cosmetic and reconstructive
FDA approves Restylane
results of the FDA study found that one year ®
surgery at The Rhode Island JEFFREY HOFMANN, M.D.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO FILTER BLUE LIGHT ?
for treating facial wrinkles
after the procedure 100% of patients could see Eye Institute. He received his M.D. from Tulane
Although long-term effects of filtering blue light
well enough to pass a driving test; 98% could University School of Medicine and is a board
With the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s
are not yet known, research suggests that damage
see 20/20 or better; and 70% could see better certified fellow of the American Academy of
(FDA) recent approval of Restylane, the arsenal
from blue light may be a factor in Age-Related
than 20/20. Many participants also reported a Ophthalmology and the American Society of
of cosmetic plastic surgery treatments to attack
Macular Degeneration (AMD), one of the leading
dramatic improvement in their night vision. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
wrinkles, furrows, and folds continues to grow.
causes of blindness in the world.
Since its recent FDA approval, Dr. Hofmann
“We are very excited about the AcrySof® Natural
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE ? WHAT IS RESTYLANE ?
is pleased to offer restylane to patients at
To determine whether you are a candidate Restylane is a clinically proven safe and natural IOL because it provides increased safety and
The Rhode Island Eye Institute. “Restylane is
for refractive surgery, please call our office for cosmetic dermal filler made of a natural non- enhances our ability to provide the best possible
revolutionizing the industry in the same way
a free evaluation. At that time, Dr. Perlman animal based substance known as NASHA™ care for our patients,” says Robert L. Bahr, M.D.
Botox did,” he says. “Best of all, it’s a natural
will determine if you are a candidate for Cataract surgery is performed by Robert L.
(Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid).
product, so you don’t need pretesting, and the Bahr, M.D., Thomas Lang, M.D., and Elliot Perlman,
CustomVue, conventional LASIK, or both. Because NASHA is completely biocompatible
results have been quite impressive.” M.D. Please call The Rhode Island Eye Institute at
For more information, call The Rhode Island Eye with the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally
401.272.2020 to schedule an appointment or learn more.
Institute at 401.272.2020 to set up an appointment
in the human body, there is virtually no risk of
with Elliot Perlman, M.D., our LASIK expert.
animal-based disease or allergic reaction.
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