What is IntraLase?
LASIK has been used on patients to fix vision problems for over 20 years. In that time, there have been many advancements in LASIK technology and techniques. One of the latest advancements is the IntraLase® method. This method is also known as all-laser LASIK or bladeless LASIK. The reasoning behind the name is because it uses lasers to make a corneal flap for the LASIK surgery instead of a surgical blade. This is a great option because, not only does it make LASIK possible for those who weren’t candidates before, it allows more patients to feel comfortable undergoing the surgery. The ophthalmologists at Boston Laser strive to provide their patients with the latest, most effective advancements, and the utmost care.
How Does IntraLase Work?
With the IntraLase method, there is no need for a manual blade during your LASIK surgery. Instead, it uses Femtosecond computer technology to control the laser that creates a tiny flap in the cornea. The laser operates at very high speeds so, with the help of the computer, it can be controlled and allows the tissues to be targeted and divided at the molecular level without impacting the surrounding tissue. As the laser moves back and forth across the eye, small rows of bubbles just beneath the corneal surface are created. Then the laser connects the bubbles to form the corneal flap. This process takes about 15 seconds in total. After the LASIK procedure, the flap easily goes back into position and starts to heal. With this technique, the surgeon can tailor-make the flap based on your unique eye shape. This allows for fewer complications and helps patients have a greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision or better.
Benefits of IntraLase
- Reduced risk of flap complications during and after the procedure.
- Customization of the LASIK procedure.
- Proven patient satisfaction.
- More patients can be candidates.
Who is a Good Candidate for IntraLase?
If you have already been approved to undergo the LASIK procedure, then you are most likely a good candidate for IntraLase. The best way to know if you can safely undergo IntraLase is by talking with your surgeon at Boston Laser. We will work with you to make sure that this can be beneficial for you. IntraLase has opened up the opportunity to many more patients who wish to get LASIK due to its customization.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about IntraLase and how it can benefit you, speak to one of our specialists at Boston Laser. We help patients from in and around the Boston area get perfect vision. To get started call us at 617-566-0062 or fill out an online form.