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LASIK Surgery Without the Use of a Blade!

Although LASIK is an elective procedure, a person should not have to elect whether or not to have good vision. It is important that patients have safe and advanced technologies to help them see well. That is why Bladeless LASIK using the IntraLase laser is becoming a chosen method for ophthalmologists.

1. So what is Bladeless LASIK?

In both the Custom LASIK and LASIK procedures a flap of corneal tissue is created and folded back. The cornea covers the pupil of your eye and is transparent. When this flap is created, the surgeon is able to perform laser vision correction on the cornea's inner layer, allowing for rapid visual recovery.

When using Bladeless LASIK, the surgeon creates the corneal flap with a laser (IntraLase). Each patient is able to have their corneal flap customized. IntraLase makes it possible to treat individuals who were told they were not candidates for traditional LASIK due to a thin cornea. Bladeless LASIK has already been used in over a million LASIK procedures

LASIK, or laser in-situ assisted keratomileusis, is an outpatient procedure that uses a cool laser beam of ultraviolet light to reshape the cornea, the clear outer covering of the eye. The laser removes microscopic layers of tissue to change the curvature of the cornea and correct common vision errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

2. What can LASIK do for me?

Millions of people have been enjoying the benefits of laser vision correction since the early 1990s. You can expect to improve your vision and enjoy an active lifestyle without relying on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK is very successful in helping people gain freedom from corrective eyewear; however, the degree of improvement in vision may vary among individuals. Most people with mild to moderate prescriptions can achieve 20/20 vision or within one to two lines of 20/20 vision on an eye chart. Ask your surgeon about your specific prescription.