All-laser Technology
Park Avenue Eye Institute includes the latest in all-laser ophthalmic technology. This gives Dr. Ditkoff the flexibility to use the equipment he believes will give each patient the best possible result.

The essential component of better vision.

Technology, Intralase - Park Avenue Laser Vision - Eye Institute - Dr. Robert Ditkoff-New York AstoriaOnly LASIK procedures that use IntraLase for the first step can be considered “all-laser.” IntraLase is the first blade-free laser technology for performing the initial step of the LASIK procedure—creating the corneal flap. Traditionally, this first step is done manually using a microkeratome, a device with a metal blade. While LASIK is a successful and safe procedure, the majority of complications with LASIK arise from the use of a microkeratome. IntraLase makes every LASIK procedure safer and better by virtually eliminating blade-related complications.

In addition to superior safety, clinical studies show patients see better following LASIK with IntraLase than with a hand-held blade to create the corneal flap. IntraLase delivers micron-level accuracy more than 100 times greater than a microkeratome, and it improves the overall safety profile and visual results of LASIK, whether patients choose a custom or standard treatment.

The advantages of IntraLase:

• Improved safety
• Better vision
• Fewer retreatments
• Reduced dry eye symptoms
• Highest degree of predictability and precision
• Personalized flaps
• Fewer distortions associated with night glare and halos


• When given a choice, 78% of patients chose IntraLase-initiated LASIK rather than microkeratome
• In clinical trials, 98% of IntraLase-initiated LASIK eyes achieved 20/20 or better vision
• Of those stating a preference, clinical trial patients who had IntraLase on one eye and microkeratome on the other preferred the vision of their IntraLase-treated eye three-to-one over their blade-treated eye
• Clinical trial tests performed to diagnose dry eye show IntraLase reduces symptoms by as much as 72%

IntraLase makes every procedure better. Better technology means better results and better vision.

Visx CustomVue™
The VISX laser system correction may result in reduced problems with night vision because it treats a wider zone. VISX ActiveTrak™ laser system uses seven variable sized beams, giving Dr. Ditkoff greater flexibility and allowing for faster, smoother treatment with precise corneal shaping. This innovation in laser vision correction makes it possible to correct unique imperfections in your vision and is the only system that tracks your eye movement in all three dimensions, which gives Dr. Ditkoff greater control during treatment. Using Wave-Scan™-based technology, Dr. Ditkoff can precisely identify, measure, and correct imperfections.

A significant visual acuity result of the FDA clinical study was that six months after the Visx CustomVue procedure

• 100% of participants could see well enough to legally drive a car (20/40 or better) without glasses or
• 94% of participants achieved uncorrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better
• 74% of participants were 20/16 or better

Four times as many participants were very satisfied with their night vision after CustomVue, compared to their night vision with their glasses or contact lenses. Overall, many participants were more satisfied with their quality of vision after the VISX CustomVue procedure than before the procedure with use of glasses or contacts. Quality of vision refers to not only what you see, but also how well you see under a variety of conditions, such as driving at night.