If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may have considered laser
surgery to correct your vision. Intralase is becoming increasingly popular
as patients and ophthalmologists realize the benefits of bladeless technology.
LASIK surgery, a microkeratome blade is used to create a flap in the cornea. Intralase
eliminates the need for a blade by using a laser beam instead. Talk to
your ophthalmologist about whether Intralase surgery could be right for
you. Here’s a look at some of the benefits:
During traditional LASIK surgery, the microkeratome blade sometimes creates
uneven flap edges, which can lead to complications. Patients experienced
abnormal corneal surfaces, irregular astigmatism, and other vision defects. Because
the Intralase system does not use a blade of any kind, complications are quite rare. If you’re concerned about
patient safety, the Intralase procedure could be right for you.
The microkeratome blade used in previous LASIK surgeries was operated directly
by the ophthalmologist. During an Intralase procedure, the eye doctor
calculates the precise depth and diameter required for the corneal flap.
He or she enters this information into the computer and the computer guides
the laser beam. The elimination of the hand-held blade in favor of a computer-guided
laser greatly improves precision and accuracy, which further enhances
Patients who have undergone an Intralase procedure have reported a preference
for this technology. Clinical studies have confirmed that patients achieve
superior vision from the laser procedure; many are able to achieve 20/20
vision or better. People who were not previously good candidates for LASIK
surgery due to having thin corneas may now be able to undergo corrective
vision surgery with Intralase.
To discuss whether you’re a good candidate for Intralase, schedule
a consultation with the NYC office of Dr. Mark Hornfeld. We offer the
latest technology in vision corrective surgery. Give us a call today at (212) 580-8881 to
learn how our ophthalmologists can help you see more clearly.