The Facts About Blade-Free LASIK

By Dr. Alexandra Konowal –

Are You Looking For Added Customization For Your LASIK Procedure?

Blade-Free LASIK Might Be Your Best Surgery Option.

Blade-free LASIK, an all-laser vision correction using IntraLase technology, is the latest advancement in laser vision correction. With it, patients now have the option to choose an all-laser approach to their LASIK procedure without the use of a traditional blade. This advanced level of precision can lead to safer and superior outcomes and may allow those with thin corneas to move forward with the LASIK procedure. To date, over 1.000.000 patients have chosen IntraLase for their LASIK procedures.

About Blade-free LASIK
Blade-free LASIK is an all-laser vision correction treatment, which uses an IntraLase laser beam to create the corneal flap necessary for the LASIK procedure to begin. The creation of this flap allows the surgeon to reshape the cornea and give you the best vision possible. In a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a blade in one eye and IntraLase in the other, the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye was preferred 3-to-1.

During The Procedure
Prior to creating the flap, your surgeon applies drops to numb the eye, and then applies a special ring and an instrument that gently flattens your cornea in preparation for the IntraLase treatment. This part of the process is not painful – patients report feeling only slight pressure. The creation of the flap takes about 15-30 seconds per eye. The entire LASIK procedure takes about 10 minutes.

After The Procedure
Typical recovery time for Blade-free LASIK is one or two days. However, your experience may be dependent on the underlying health of your eye and the ease of surgery.

Studies have shown:
. The incidence of dry eye symptoms may be reduced with Blade-free LASIK
. More patients achieve 20/20 vision with Blade-free LASIK
. The incidence of flap complications were reduced with Blade-free LASIK
. Patients experience faster visual recovery and improved contrast sensitivity with Blade-free LASIK

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