All-Laser LASIK IntraLASIK
IntraLase Assurance and Comfort
The IntraLase method has been used successfully on hundreds of thousands of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results for our NYC laser eye surgery patients. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision. LASIK with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this while delivering near-perfect vision that will serve you for years to come.
LASIK performed with IntraLase is preferred by patients.
In a survey of clinical practices, vision correction with IntraLase was preferred 3-to-1 over vision correction with the mechanical blade (among those who stated a preference).
LASIK performed with IntraLase delivers superior visual results.
In a clinical study comparing the IntraLase laser to the leading microkeratome, more patients achieved 20/20 vision or better in standard and CustomLASIK surgery when the IntraLase method was used to create the corneal flap.
How the IntraLase Method Works
Unlike mechanical instruments, IntraLase technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what’s best for your eye. Then the IntraLase laser also creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea – without ever cutting it. How?
1) Ultra–fast pulses of laser light position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth determined by your doctor.
3) Next, the IntraLase laser stacks bubbles around your corneal diameter to create the edges of your flap. These bubbles are stacked at an angle that is determined by your doctor and is individualized to the way your eye is shaped.
4) The process takes only about 30 seconds from start to finish – it’s quiet and it’s comfortable.
5) Your doctor then gently lifts the flap to allow for the second step of your LASIK treatment. When treatment is complete, the flap easily “locks” back into position and rapidly begins to heal.
Because of the superior accuracy of the IntraLase method, certain patients who were ineligible for LASIK may now be able to receive treatment.