Wavefront Guided All-Laser LASIK
At Insight Eye Center, LASIK has never been safer of more precise. We utilize custom blade-free all-laser technology: Blade-Free Intralase.
LASIK is a two-step process. The first step is to create a protective corneal flap. In the past, a surgical blade called a microkeratome would be used create the flap. Although the microkeratome was fairly effective and safe, a new standard has arrived: the Intralase femtosecond laser. This technology not only makes LASIK safer than ever before, but also it allows surgeons to perform LASIK on some patients that may have not been good candidates due to thin corneas.
The IntraLase Method Means Truly Blade-Free LASIK
IntraLase technology is a blade-free approach used to create the LASIK flap —the protective flap created on the the outside of the cornea. Millions of procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the IntraLase Method, which is approved by NASA and the military for United States astronauts and pilots. With IntraLase technology, you can have LASIK knowing you are having the safest procedure with the best possible outcomes.
With the IntraLase Method, tiny pulses of laser light, a quadrillionth of a second each, pass harmlessly through the outer portion of your cornea and form a uniform layer of microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye. The IntraLase flap creation process takes about 15 to 20 seconds per eye and the IntraLase Method takes a total of 10 minutes for the entire LASIK procedure. When it’s time for your LASIK treatment to be performed, your doctor easily lifts the flap to apply the LASIK treatment.
The IntraLase Method delivers outstanding results and has been shown to improve outcomes for more patients. In a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their LASIK flaps created using a blade in one eye and the IntraLase Method in the other, the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye was preferred 3-to-1 (among those who stated a preference).
The Allegretto Wave Excimer Laser System
Insight Eye Center always strives to offer its patients the latest in technological advances, which is why we offer our LASIK patients the precision of the Allegretto Wave excimer laser platform. After Dr. Rom has created the protective flap using the precision and safety of the femtosecond Intralase, the cool of the Allegretto laser reshapes the cornea with outstanding precision. Depending on the amount of correction needed, the treatment can last from 10-30 seconds.
Finalizing the Procedure
Once the Allegretto laser treatment is complete, Dr. Rom will flush out any loose particles and then he will gently lay the protective LASIK flap back into the original position. The flap adheres to the cornea almost immediately. Most patients see very well immediately, although it can appear as if they are looking through fog for a limited time. This state of vision typically last overnight, but vision is normally very clear the next morning.
Most of our patients see 20/20 or better the very next day following surgery!
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