THE INTRALASE LASER IS NOW HERE AT OUR NEW YORK FACILITY, TO MINIMIZE THE POSSIBILITY OF FLAP COMPLICATION WHILE MAXIMIZING COMFORT AND SAFETY.
LASIK surgery at our New York facility is a 2 step process. First a flap of corneal tissue must be created and then folded back. The cornea is the transparent dome-like structure that covers the iris and pupil of your eye. By creating a flap in the cornea, the surgeon 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 a rapid visual recovery.
Traditionally, the surgeon created the corneal flap with a hand-held mechanical device which utilizes a metal blade. This method has worked well over the years; however, the performance of these devices can be unpredictable. And although LASIK complications are rare, this mechanical device is frequently the source for many of the reported complications.
IntraLASIK provides a safer procedure because of its precision. This precision was documented in studies conducted for the FDA clearance of the laser, where the accuracy of flap thickness was demonstrated at +/- 10 microns. Precise flap thickness is critical to a successful LASIK outcome, and IntraLASIK created flaps feature a consistent thickness from edge to edge. Again, this degree of accuracy is unprecedented in flap creation technology to date.
Intralasik is a high precision femtosecond computer controlled laser used to create a corneal flap without the use of any blade. This allows Dr. Ken Moadel to offer his patients an alternative to make a more precise corneal incision with accuracy and depth. This may be of advantage to a patient with higher prescriptions or thinner corneas in order to preserve more cornea. It also may help reduce blade-related surgical complications including buttonholes in flaps and interrupted flaps.
Finally, greater flap stability was also demonstrated with IntraLASIK flaps in studies for the laser's FDA submission. Although the incidence of flap slippage is rare in LASIK, the consequences can be quite problematical. The assurance that the IntraLASIK created flap will be securely re-positioned without incident provides added peace of mind for many patients.
To find out whether the new technology of Bladeless LASIK in New York can benefit you, schedule a free one-on-one consultation with Dr. Moadel.