Using LASIK To Treat You
Blade-Free HD IntraLASIK at Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center is one of the most accurate and customizable procedures available today for vision correction. The all-laser technology is designed specifically to improve outcomes for Dallas LASIK, Fort Worth LASIK, Arlington LASIK and surrounding area patients!
Whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, your cornea (the surface of your eye) is not focusing light appropriately onto your retina. This causes blurred vision. Our surgeons use LASIK to reshape the corneal surface, correcting the focal point of your cornea so you can see clearly.
Understanding the LASIK Procedure
Understanding the 2 steps of the LASIK procedure can help to realize the benefits of the all-laser Blade-Free HD IntraLASIK procedure.
During Step 1a (shown above), a corneal flap is created, and in Step 1b, the corneal flap is lifted up. In Step 2 your surgeon reshapes the corneal surface and the procedure ends (2b) with the corneal flap positioned back into place.
In the first step, your surgeon will use the iFS laser, a femtosecond laser, to generate a thin flap in the corneal surface of your eye. In the past, surgeons have used blades called microkeratomes to make this flap. While results of LASIK with microkeratomes were often good, it still left the opportunity for a margin of error.
Your Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center surgeon will use the IntraLase iFS to complete this step, which adds microscopic accuracy to the LASIK procedure.
The IntraLase iFS is a cool laser light that produces a layer of micron-bubbles to a pre-established depth in your cornea (part of the customization of the procedure). These tiny bubbles work to gently separate the corneal flap from the eye’s surface.
With the IntraLaser iFS laser, your surgeon can pre-program the depth of the laser to create a consistent flap, which can serve to reduce potential issues that are related to traditional LASIK with a microkeratome.
The precision of the IntraLase iFS means more people are candidates for Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center compared to LASIK with a blade, particularly those with corneas that are too thin for traditional LASIK.
During the second step of Blade-Free HD IntraLASIK, your physician uses the ViSX CustomVue Star S4 laser to reshape the corneal surface.
Remember when we talked about your vision being blurry because the cornea isn’t focusing light properly onto your retina? Your surgeon uses the ViSX laser’s micron precision to slightly adjust the surface of the cornea in order to help it focus light accurately onto the retina.
Once this step is complete, the corneal flap is put back into place (Step 2b) and self-seals.
Blade-Free HD IntraLASIK generally offers a rapid visual recovery. Many patients are able to achieve notably improved vision the day following their procedures, and they often report their eyes feel close to normal within a day. Typically, vision continues to improve in following days and weeks.
Patients can resume most daily activities virtually immediately following the LASIK procedure.
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