Why do you want ALL- LASER LASIK eye surgery?
All-Laser LASIK or Blade-FREE LASIK is a safer LASIK procedure!
The conventional LASIK procedure involved a mechanical microkeratome. Please note that LASIK with a microkeratome is still a very good LASIK eye surgery procedure. The new ALL Laser LASIK options with femtosecond lasers take the flap making process to the next level. Dr. Earl Lanter uses the Intralase femtosecond laser with unmatched field testing and safety. The femtosecond laser is used only in the flap creation process of the LASIK procedure. The reason that femtosecond laser technology was explored most likely had to do with the fact that most LASIK complications came as a result of the flap creation part of the procedure or what we call flap complications from LASIK. The femtosecond laser technology has now enabled a more safe and more precise FLAP.
Bladeless LASIK is not a new procedure and has been tested for several years now. The scientific and FDA data suggests advantages over the traditional microkeratome style of LASIK. Both the United States airforce and NASA has accepted Intralase Blade-FREE LASIK as a standard for their professionals when it comes to LASIK laser vision correction.
Safety with Blade-FREE LASIK
Blade-FREE LASIK eye surgery with the Intralase® femtosecond laser improves the safety, precision and visual outcomes of the treatment. Since the flap is created with the precision of a cool beam laser, our doctors are able to sculpt the corneal tissue at the exact depth required for the most accurate, precise result possible. The safety record is very stable compared to microkeratome LASIK and various studies have led researchers to proclaim this technology as 100 times more accurate in creating the flap.
NOTE: Precise flap thickness is critical to successful LASIK outcomes.
How IntraLase works
(Intralase Answers 1-5 courtesy of IntraLase corp)
- IntraLase uses ultrafast pulses of laser light to position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth determined by your doctor.
- The laser light passes harmlessly through your cornea. Then the laser creating rows of these bubbles just beneath your corneal surface as it moves back and forth across your eye in a uniform plane.
- Next, the IntraLase laser stacks bubbles around your corneal diameter to create the edges of your flap. These bubbles are stacked at an angle that is determined by your doctor and is individualized to the way your eye is shaped.
- The process takes only about 30 seconds from start to finish—it’s quiet and it’s comfortable.
- Your doctor then gently lifts the flap to allow for the second step of your LASIK treatment. When treatment is complete, the flap easily “locks” back into position and rapidly begins to heal.