All-laser LASIK flap creation systems are not created equal! LASIK is a two-step process. The first step involves creating a protective corneal flap and the second step involves using an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to the desired shape to give you good uncorrected vision. At Heart of Texas Eye Insitute, we perform bladeless LASIK and LASIK with a microkeratome. We feel that Blade-Free All-Laser Intralase is the safest and most precise form of vision correction. Although a blade or “microkeratome” is very safe, the Intralase can be safer. Because Intralase can make extremely precise, thin protective flaps, Blade-Free LASIK also allows our doctors to perform LASIK on patients who would not have been a candidate due to thin corneas.
The Intralase Femtosecond LASER is used to create the corneal flap. We are pleased with the amazing precision offered by the bladeless LASIK with Intralase machine, and hope we can pass along this great precision in the vision of our patients.
Eyes treated with the IntraLase have fewer visual errors (haze, glare, sensitivity), less discomfort, and less dryness than a microkeratome. The Intralase offers flaps of precise thickness, and greater control of the flap design which reduces risks, while producing superior visual outcomes.