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Bladeless (Femto) Lasik Treatment steps
Step 1- Flap creation
The eye is anesthetized with special drops.
Femtosecond laser pulses are used to create
a flap on the surface of the cornea.
Step 2- Convenient interplay
With setups that have a pivoting patient supporting system, the patient is conveniently moved from the femtosecond laser to the excimer laser.
Step 3- Flap is folded back
The prepared flap is folded back like the page of a book, exposing the inner corneal tissue to be treated.
Step 4- Corneal sculpting
The excimer laser removes the corneal tissue point by point within a few seconds, thereby correcting the visual defect.
Step 5- Flap is repositioned
Then, the flap is returned to its original position, protecting the eye much like a natural bandage.
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PRK Treatment steps
Step 1- Layer preparation
A diluted alcohol solution is applied to the
cornea to dissolve the epithelial layer.
Step 2- Layer removal
The epithelial layer is then removed or moved to the side using a manual instrument.
Step 3- Corneal sculpting
An excimer laser sculpts the corneal tissue within a matter of seconds to correct the refractive error.
Step 4- Eye protection
Finally, a protective bandage lens is placed over the eye until the epithelium heals within a few days.
ReLEx® SMILE treatment steps
Step 1-Lenticule creation
A thin lenticule and small incision are created inside the intact cornea.
Step 2-Lenticule removal
The lenticule is removed through the incision with minimal disruption to the corneal biomechanics.
Step 3-Impairment is corrected
Removing the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, thereby achieving a refractive correction.
Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see.
03.Age-related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with your retina. It happens when the central part of the retina called the macula is damaged.
Diabetic retinopathy is a potential complication in patients with Diabetes.
05.Retina Vein Occlusion (RVO)
Arteries and veins carry blood throughout the eyes. The eye has one main artery and one main vein that each have multiple branches.
06.Floaters & Flashes
You will need a dilated eye exama if you have new onset of or changes in floater size or quantity or if you see flashes of light.
07.Retinal Tear & Detachment
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of our eye. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see.
Macular hole is when a tear or opening forms in your macula. As the hole forms, things in your central vision will look blurry, wavy or distorted.
Macular pucker (also knows as Epiretinal Membrane or ERM) happens when wrinkles, creases or bulges form on your macula.
Uveitis occurs when the middle layer of the eyeball gets inflamed (red and swollen). This layer, called the uvea, has many blood vessels that nourish the eye.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye.
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Dr. Malihi is board certified in Ophthalmology and a fellow member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology (OAO) and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) . He is the founder of NELSI, INC., an eye care center in Portland, Oregon. Providing the best Lasik in Portland, Vancouver and Salem.
It’s hard to explain the magic of suddenly being able to see better than 20/20 vision upon waking up when every morning since you were a kid you had to reach for glasses.
That’s the magic working with Dr. Mahili for Lasik surgery.
I was nervous about getting Lasik initially (lasers in my eyes?!) but heard of the benefits. I totally trusted Dr. Mahili — he never just tried to sell me a procedure, walked me through all angles of it, and only used top of the line equipment.
I’d recommend anyone looking for Lasik to get it here!
"Dr. Malihi is awesome, very professional, compassionate and caring and has the most respect for his patients. He makes everything easy to understand. He was careful to show me the photos of my eyes and what they mean. I really appreciated the time he took to make sure that he provided a thorough exam rather than rushing through a basic exam to get me out the door... and his ability to make the exam enjoyable. Highly recommended :)"
"Excellent doctor and staff. They were kind, on time, and didn't rush through the appointment. Dr. Malihi has a great manner and calming presence. I highly recommend!"
"I visited NELSI for a second opinion and found Dr. Malihi to be very professional, candid, and respectful of his peers. I'd recommend his office to anyone!"
"My wife and I were referred to DR. Malihi by a friend , If you are looking for a best Ophthalmologist in Portland, this is the place. Extremely warm and welcoming environment. DR. Malihi takes his time with you, explains the issues and treatment so you really understand. The best part, his treatments are done with care highly recommended."
"The staff and Doctor are very kind and knowledgeable. My daughter had to have her eyes dilated due to a possible illness. We were both very scared our Doctor made us feel like we had known him for years. He was able to find a problem and explain to us and show us without frightening us what the situation was. I recommend this to anyone that needs their eyes checked."
"I had a very pleasant experience at Northwest Eye Laser & Surgery. Dr Malihi was very professional. His office has more advanced equipment that my last eye doctor's office, that seem to streamline the appointment. I will be happy to return to this office for my next check up."
"I am very pleased with the way that he fully checked and considered all the aspects and especially his excellent explanation and communicating with me, I appreciate him for his his treatment and recommend him to all."