Jack Abrams M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist. In 2005, he founded Abrams Eye Institute to provide the most advanced, comprehensive ophthalmology services in Southern Nevada. Dr. Abrams believes in bringing the most superior technology to his patients. He is the first surgeon in Nevada to perform: Laser-Assisted Cataract, KAMRA Inlay and Laser-Assisted Intacs; Dr. Abrams is the first and still only surgeon in Nevada to do Laser-Assisted Corneal Transplants. During his 20-year career he has performed more than 15,000 surgeries and is frequently sought after by leading technology companies to utilize their latest equipment.
Dr. Abrams took some time out of his day to answer a few commonly asked questions he and the team gets from patient regarding ophthalmology, technology and his team’s approach to patient care:
Q. What is the latest technology in Ophthalmology?
A. One word – Laser. I am always researching and investing in the latest laser technology to treat all of my patients. The laser is a game changer in all facets of my practice. The eye is a very delicate organ in a miniature setting. A laser gives us the most accurate cut. Think about drawing a perfect circle. Even the most skilled surgeon cannot do it. But a laser can.
Q. How does the laser technology impact the patient?
A. When I use the laser, the patient recovers faster and ultimately their vision is better. It is that simple. Standard treatments work but laser surgery works better, faster. We find this not only delivers better results, but vastly improves our level of patient care with regard to recovery.
Q. What kind of lasers do you have in your practice? What conditions do they treat?
A. We have many laser options at Abrams Eye Institute but here are a few of the most common:
• The revolutionary LenSx® femtosecond laser introduces image-guided computer precision to cataract eye treatment. This results in greater accuracy, better visual outcomes, better lens positioning, and customized astigmatism treatment. Many steps involved in traditional cataract procedures are still performed manually with a surgical blade, bent needle or forceps. The LenSx® Laser offers a new level of precision and reproducibility in ophthalmic surgery. The additional steps performed by the LenSx® Laser to align the capsular and corneal incisions in three dimensions improve your visual outcome.
• We use our ViSx Laser during LASIK procedures to re-shape the cornea and correct refractive error and astigmatism
• Our iFS® Advanced Femtosecond Laser is used to make incisions instead of using a blade. We can use it to make the LASIK flap, Intacs channels and most recently, corneal transplants. iFS also makes the KAMRA “pocket” for the KAMRA Inlay procedure.
Q: How important is finding and using the latest technology to the practice’s patient care?
The advancement of treatment techniques, through technology, gives our patient’s the best chances for success. When you combine that technological approach, with compassionate and attentive care from the minute a patient comes through our doors, we feel good about what we do for those we serve at the end of each day.
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