Years ago, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched with an error in the telescope’s mirror, which blurred its images for its first years in orbit. For NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope that is traveling much farther out in space, there can’t be a mistake. Abbott scientists created a technology to calibrate the mirrors on NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, which is now the same technology used in the iDesign System that allows ophthalmologists to map the human eye with great precision for a highly personalized LASIK treatment.
Abbott announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and launch of the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System. The system acts as the 'brain' of the LASIK procedure, generating a high-definition scan that measures and maps irregularities of the eye that may impact vision.
The iDesign System measures not only the optical system, but individual components of the eye based on the unique 'blueprint' of each person’s eye – all in one, three-second scan that can be used to precisely correct vision.
The iDesign System, the 'brain' of the LASIK procedure, creates a high-definition scan that measures and maps irregularities of the eye that doctors were not able to see before.
With the approval of the iDesign System, more people may now be eligible for LASIK compared to Abbott's existing WaveScan WaveFront technology. Doctors can treat higher levels of astigmatism in people with nearsightedness, a wider range of pupil sizes, and those who are 18 years of age and older.