Advanced LASIK Technology
Bladeless laser LASIK® surgery
In bladeless LASIK surgery, the IntraLase® laser technology is used by surgeons to precisely program the dimensions of each patient’s corneal flap. Pulses of laser light create a customized flap from below the surface of the cornea. Once the flap is created, the surgeon gently lifts it in order to reshape the cornea. This advanced method is more accurate, precise and predictable than using a hand-held instrument. Clinical studies have shown that the IntraLase laser is more effective than hand-held methods in providing patients with 20/20 vision or better.
How does the IntraLase laser work?
Ultra-fast pulses of laser light position microscopic bubbles at the precise depth determined by the surgeon. The laser light passes harmlessly through the cornea, creating rows of bubbles just beneath the corneal surface as it moves back and forth across the eye in a uniform plane.
The IntraLase laser then stacks bubbles around the cornea’s diameter at an angle determined by the surgeon to correspond to each eye’s individual shape and create the edges of the flap. The quiet, comfortable process takes about 45 seconds from start to finish. The surgeon then gently lifts the flap to reshape the cornea and places the flap back in its natural position where it rapidly begins to heal. The IntraLase technology has been used in more than 14 million surgeries around the world.
Custom LASIK uses advanced Wavefront technology for best individual vision correction. According to statistics gathered by TLC Laser Eye Centers, patients opting for this technology have the best chance of regaining 20/20 vision. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in its approval of Custom LASIK, noted that patients experienced fewer instances of halos and glare at night following surgery.
By evaluating how light travels through the eye, Wavefront technology provides a new level of detailed information about the eye, its visual system and any unique imperfections, known as higher-order aberrations. This innovative technology creates a three-dimensional map of the eye that provides precise measurements, much like a fingerprint of one’s vision. The detailed data from this very thorough analysis is transferred to the laser and helps the surgeon determine the best treatment plan for correcting the individual’s refractive error, as well as any low- or high-order aberrations. This additional information allows the surgeon to customize vision correction specific to each patient for optimal results. With Custom LASIK, patients are getting better, crisper vision and fewer incidences of glare or night halos.
By offering patients the bladeless IntraLase laser for the corneal flap procedure and Custom LASIK Wavefront technology for vision correction, Dr. Maria Scott can customize the entire LASIK surgery to address each patient’s specific visual needs and goals.
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