BLADE FREE LASIK
What is IntraLase
The Intralase Method is a 100% bladefree approach to creating your corneal flap, the thin flap of tissue that the doctor folds back in order to perform your LASIK procedure.
Traditionally, doctors have used an instrument called a microkeratome for the creation of corneal flaps. The microkeratome is a ha nd-held blade that moves across the eye, cutting the corneal flap a s it goes. While LASIK is extremely safe, if complications do occur the microkeratome is most often t he cause.
The Intralase Method, by contrast, enables your doctor to create your corneal flap without a blade ever touching your eye.
How does IntraLase works?
With the Intralase Method, tiny pulses of laser light, a quadrillionth of a second each, pass harmlessly through the outer portion of your cornea and form a uniform layer of microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye.
The exact dimensions of this layer of bubbles are determined by your doctor based on what´s best for your eye, and are computer controlled for maximum
precision-things that are not possible with a hand-held blade. The Intralase flap creation process takes about 30 seconds.
When it's time for you r LASI K treatment to be performed, your doctor easily separates the tissue where these bubbles occur and then folds it back, thus creating your corneal flap.
When LASIK is complete , a flap created using the Intralase Method is uniquely able to "lock" back into place . Your eye then begins to rapidly heal
Is Intralase right for me?
If you are looking for blade-free treatment that virtually eliminates the most severe sight threatening complications, the answer is yes.
The Intralase Method also delivers outstanding visual results: more patients achieve vision that is 20/20 or better when Intralase is used. And patients report better quality of vision overall, particular in terms of their ability to see wll in low light, such as at dusk or at night.