IntraLASIK Surgery: What You Should Know

IntraLASIK, or bladeless LASIK surgery, uses laser energy to replace the microkeratome blade that is used in traditional LASIK surgery. While traditional LASIK surgery carries a minimal amount of risk, using IntraLASIK is an even safer alternative. Here are some things to consider before deciding whether IntraLASIK is right for you.

How Does It Work?

A computer-assisted IFS laser is able to make the incision in the cornea to create the corneal flap and performs laser vision correction. This differs from LASIK in that LASIK is a two-step process that involves a blade making the corneal incision and then the introduction of the laser to perform the surgery.

In addition to being a safe procedure, IntraLASIK can also can provide a truly customized vision correction solution. Also, because of its accuracy, IntraLASIK surgery is an ideal option for patients who cannot have traditional LASIK surgery due to having thin corneas.

What Should I Consider Before Undergoing the Procedure?

While traditional LASIK surgery is still popular, IntraLASIK is becoming the industry standard with hundreds of thousands of patients being treated every year.

There are many advertisements for all laser LASIK surgery, so be sure to ask for IntraLASIK by name because other procedures may not be completely computer-aided or customizable. It is important to discuss the differences with your eye care professional before deciding on the procedure.

Depending upon what your vision correction needs, are you may be a better candidate for IntraLASIK than traditional LASIK surgery.

Other Benefits

  • You will heal faster and have a quicker recovery time if you opt for IntraLASIK surgery as opposed to traditional Lasik.
  • IntraLASIK provides a more accurate corneal flap incision and the most accurate vision correction results.
  • Traditional LASIK can produce flaps that are uneven and, in rare cases, may cause the cornea to be uneven after the procedure, which can lead to other vision deficits.
  • The incision site will be cleaner because the laser is sterile and safer than a blade, so you’ll be less prone to infection or inflammation.
  • Fewer patients report having temporarily disoriented vision right after having IntraLASIK.
  • More patients that have IntraLASIK report having perfect 20-20 vision after the procedure than after having LASIK.
  • Most patients reported IntraLASIK as being virtually painless.
  • iLASIK uses of wavefront eye mapping technology along with IntraLASIKmethods to provide an even more customizable and accurate solution that is not possible with traditional LASIK methods.

Now that you know more about IntraLASIK surgery, be sure to schedule an appointment with an eye care professional to see if the procedure is right for you. Feel free to contact us to discuss any questions that you may have about IntraLASIK vs. LASIK, as well as other vision correction methods. At Advanced Eye Medical, we provide iLASIK eye surgery solutions for a range of eye health issues, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.