Thin-Flap Bladeless IntraLASIK
Although Standard LASIK has offered a safe and effective means of treating nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in millions of patients worldwide, Dr. Niksarli observed that patients who received thinner flaps during the Bladeless IntraLASIK showed faster recovery times, less postoperative dryness, and in the end proved to have clearer and more comfortable vision.
Thin-Flap Bladeless IntraLASIK utilizes a fully computerized, all-laser femtosecond technology, 150kHz iFS Intralase laser system to create ultra-thin flaps precisely and safely in the first step of LASIK procedure.
LASIK surgery is actually a 2 step process. First a flap of corneal tissue is created and then folded back. By creating a flap in the cornea, Dr. Niksarli is able to perform the laser vision correction treatment on the inner layer of the cornea, which practically eliminates any patient discomfort and allows for rapid visual recovery.
Traditionally, the surgeon created the corneal flap with a handheld mechanical device (microkeratome) which utilizes a metal blade. This method has worked well over the years; however, the performance of these devices can be unpredictable.
With IntraLASIK, the surgeon uses the precision of a laser to create the safest corneal flap of ideal size and shape. Such precision is important to the safety and success of the entire LASIK procedure. This advanced technology puts unprecedented control in our doctors’ hands, and even allows them to customize the corneal flap for every individual patient.