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LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a vision correction procedure designed to permanently change the shape of the corneal lens using a microkeratome blade and excimer laser. While LASIK surgery can correct a number of refractive errors and eliminate the need for contact lenses or prescription eye glasses, a number of individuals would prefer an all-laser treatment method. Take a look at this overview of the IntraLase Blade-Free LASIK method for more information on your treatment options.
What Is the IntraLase Blade-Free LASIK Method?
IntraLase Blade-Free LASIK uses pulses of laser light, rather than a microkeratome or blade device, to create a flap in your corneal lens. This all-laser procedure offers a number of benefits, including faster recovery, fewer flap-related complications, and reduced risk of higher-order aberrations. Furthermore, the IntraLase Blade-Free LASIK method provides your LASIK surgeon with increased accuracy and precision so that the dimensions of your corneal lens can be tailored to your specific visual needs.
How Does It Work?
During the procedure, your eye surgeon will use ultra-fast pulses of laser light to position microscopic bubbles at a predetermined depth within your corneal lens. The laser light creates rows of bubbles in a uniform plane and stacks them at an angle customized to the specific shape of your eye. This allows the bubbles to create the edges of the flap and only takes approximately 30 seconds from start to finish. After the flap has been lifted, your LASIK Surgeon will reshape the lens and seal the flap back into position, where it heals without the need for sutures.
Whether you’re interested in LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, or undergoing a routine eye exam, the eye surgeons at Maloney Vision Institute are here to help. Give our Los Angeles office a call today at (310) 889-0732 to set up an initial consultation.