Our State-of-the-Art Eye Care Technology
At the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center, we take special pride in employing the most advanced technology available in the country to provide the best results for our patients. This dedication starts from our reception desk to our call-center to the exam room and the operating suite.
The STAR VISX S4 Excimer Laser with Iris Registration Technology performs custom treatment for Myopia, Hyperopia, and high Astigmatism:
The STAR VISX-S4 “flying-spot” excimer laser with Iris-Registration & Eye-tracking Technology is the platform of choice for the most advanced refractive practices around the country to date and is available at the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center. It has the most up-to-date “tracking” technology as well as “iris registration” which allows the laser to align itself with the patient’s eye during surgery to ensure accurate laser placement every single time. This machine has one of the widest ranges of treatments approved by the FDA, and allows Dr. Soroudi to perform custom treatments on his near-sighted, far-sighted, and astigmatic patients. The VISX S4 is also approved to perform custom LASIK / PRK to treat presbyopia (poor near vision due to age). This is the same excimer laser with which Dr. Soroudi had his own eyes operated.
The Ziemer FEMTO LDV Crystal Line Laser
To perform “all-laser” z-LASIK surgery, Dr. Soroudi is one of only a few LASIK surgeons in Los Angeles who possesses the Ziemer FEMTO LDV Crystal Line femtosecond laser. This incredible machine separates a pre-designed circular layer of the cornea at a pre-designated depth by creating tiny air bubbles for a perfect all-laser LASIK flap every single time, and it is completed in a matter of only about 12 seconds! Most ophthalmologists who do LASIK today are not trained to use this machine, and use a blade to create the LASIK flap.
The IntraLase FS Femtosecond Laser
To perform “all-laser” i-LASIK surgery, Dr. Soroudi also has access to the IntraLase FS femtosecond laser (this is the fastest unit available in the U.S. today). This machine, like the Ziemer Laser, separates a pre-designed circular layer of the cornea at a pre-designated depth by creating tiny air bubbles. Not all ophthalmologists are trained to use this type of machine, helping our office stand apart from other eye care specialists. This Laser also allows Dr. Soroudi to create “tunnels” inside the thin cornea to place intacs to treat patients with keratoconus.
The AMO WaveScan Analyzer
For every patient who undergoes refractive surgery, the exact optical properties of their eyes are first evaluated using the most advanced VISX CustomVue WaveScan platform. Aside from determining the exact amount of myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism of each patient, this machine provides information about higher order aberrations of one’s optical system and allows for custom treatment of these more subtle irregularities to provide for the best possible visual outcome every single time. The information obtained from this machine (which is 25 times more accurate than one’s glasses or contact lenses) is directly transferred to the VISX Laser for a “WaveFront” guided treatment during LASIK.
The Zeiss Atlas 9000 Corneal Topographer
Aside from a WaveScan image, prior to surgery, every refractive patient’s cornea’s topography is evaluated in detail by the newest, most accurate Zeiss Atlas 9000 Corneal Topographer. This machine has special software that enables it to detect even the most subtle irregularities from the surface of the cornea and alert the doctor of even early keratoconus that, if present, would make a patient a poor candidate for LASIK surgery. It also helps monitor the progression of rare corneal disease over time (keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, etc.).
The IOLMaster by Carl Zeiss Meditec
One of the most important factors in successful cataract surgery is to place in a lens that is a precise match for the individual eye’s optical properties. This is how people can get rid of their glasses after cataract surgery. In order to do this important step, Dr. Soroudi utilizes the Zeiss IOL Master, which is currently the most advanced technology in the world to calculate the lens power and provides outstanding accuracy in helping him decide, before surgery, what his patients’ vision will be after surgery. This amazing machine replaces the old immersion technology (which is still widely in use today as it’s much less expensive), where people place a plastic cup on the anesthetized eye, fill it up with water and immerse a probe onto the eye to get a lens calculation. Although effective, this technology is cumbersome and inconvenient to the patient, and Dr. Soroudi makes this experience much more pleasant by employing the IOLMaster in each of his offices.
The INFINITI Robot with OZil and Intelligent Phaco Technology
Dr. Soroudi performs his Cataract operations using only the most advanced Alcon INFINITI robot (with OZil and Intelligent Phaco) technology. This machine has been refined to facilitate the removal of even the densest, most advanced cataracts with minimum trauma to the delicate cornea and other eye ocular structures. Please note that not all cataract surgeons have access to this technology, and instead, either use the older units that are still being widely used, or utilize other, often less expensive, technology.
The Zeiss OPMI Lumera Ophthalmic Microscope
Dr. Soroudi only utilizes the most advanced microscopes by Carl Zeiss Meditec to perform all his cataract operations in-house. He strongly believes that “excellent visualization is one of the key factors in successful cataract surgery,” and clearly, when it comes to such a delicate operation, he only utilizes the BEST technology for his patients. Not all eye surgeons have access to such expensive microscopes.
The new High-Definition Non-Mydriatic Fluorescein Angiographer and Fundus Photographer by Zeiss
Diagnosing and treating retinal disease is a very important part of Dr. Soroudi’s practice. These conditions range from diabetic retinal disease to macular degeneration, and because such conditions can have devastating outcomes to the individuals affected, it has always been of utmost importance to have such technology available in-house. The Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is equipped with the newest high-definition Zeiss fundus photographer and Fluorescine Angiographer which provides outstanding detail of the health of the retina and allows for early detection and monitoring of any retinal pathology.
The Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT Analyzer
The Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is also equipped with a high-definition Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) unit also made by Carl Zeiss Meditec. This machine provides ultra-high-definition maps of the retina and the optic nerve and provides for an in-depth view of any early macular or optic nerve disease. This machine also provides an OCT image of the cornea and allows in-depth, real-time, evaluation of corneal irregularities and helps visualize old LASIK flaps and residual corneal thickness.
3-dimensional image of the human retina and optic nerve using high definition Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
The Zeiss VISULAS III combination YAG & Argon Laser Unit
Once diagnosed, it is essential that retinal disease is treated in a very timely manner. The Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is equipped with a VISULAS III combination YAG & Argon Laser unit. This machine is one of the most advanced technologies available on the market to treat diabetic retinal disease, open- and closed-angle glaucoma, and polish intra-ocular lens / capsular opacities.
The Ellex Ultra-Q YAG Laser
The Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is also equipped with an Ellex YAG Laser to treat narrow- or closed-angle glaucoma and polish fine posterior capsular opacities in patients who have undergone cataract surgery. This is one of the best YAG lasers in the U.S. today.
Mac Digital Projection Screens
Every exam room at the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is equipped with a top-of-the-line digital acuity meter for the most accurate evaluation of his patients’ visual acuities. This is currently the best, most accurate (and expensive) way of checking vision.
Digital Phoropters in every room
Every exam lane at the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is equipped with a digital electronic phoropter (vs. the old mechanical phoroptors still widely used all over the country). This helps provide the fastest, most accurate refraction for every patient, every time.
Big-screen SONY Touch-Screen Computers in every exam lane
Dr. Soroudi personally takes photos of every eye and eyelid condition and displays images of these conditions on a high-definition computer screen for the patient and the family to see. Every room is equipped with the highest definition touch-screen Sony Vaio Desktop computer for the best quality image possible.
Contact Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center today!
There are many ophthalmic practices around Los Angeles, and they each have their own specialties and preferences in diagnostic and surgical equipment. While other technologies are effective, there are very few (if any) practices in the country that have all the technologies above under the same roof.
Through the use of this revolutionary technology, the center is able to provide the highest quality services in every aspect of eye care today. This is why we pride ourselves in calling our office the Soroudi “ADVANCED” LASIK & Eye Center. Contact the office today to schedule a consultation.