Improving Patient Screening for LASIK
Although LASIK is a safe medical procedure and is associated with excellent patient satisfaction, genetic science is advancing what is possible in terms of personalised medicine. This now enables eye care professionals to screen otherwise good LASIK and refractive surgery candidates for previously undetectable conditions, and in the process is closing the gap between excellent and perfect.
The Avellino DNA safety test for LASIK involves a simple cheek swab that takes under 30 seconds to complete. Sample collection is quick, simple, and painless.
Avellino tests for 5 corneal dystrophy gene mutations which identify LASIK candidates at risk of post surgery complications so that doctors can offer non-laser alternatives.