Bladeless LASIK Surgery
Bladeless LASIK eye surgery is a more modern approach to traditional LASIK performed with a blade. If you’re wondering whether a bladeless LASIK surgery procedure is right for you, read on to learn more about the procedure, its benefits, and eligibility.
What is Bladeless LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is a laser eye surgery that involves creating a flap in the outer layer of the cornea. This allows the laser to access deeper layers of your cornea, allowing your doctor to correct your cornea’s curvature with the laser. In traditional LASIK, the flap in the cornea is made with a blade. After the procedure, the flap is positioned back in place and allowed to heal.
During a bladeless LASIK eye surgery procedure, that corneal flap is made using an IntraLase Laser. This allows the flap to be created with an equal thickness around it and with cleaner edges. As a result, the laser-created flap heals faster. You may also hear bladeless LASIK eye surgery referred to as all-laser LASIK, iLASIK, or IntraLase.
What are the Benefits of a Bladeless LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure?
Bladeless LASIK surgery is more precise than traditional LASIK. Generally speaking, you can expect better results following a bladeless procedure. Here are some benefits to bladeless LASIK eye surgery:
- Better flap predictability
- Cleaner edges on the flap
- Equal and even flap thickness
- More precise measurements
- Provides your doctor with additional and more precise control during the procedure
- Reduces the likelihood of causing aberrations, which can cause vision distortions like blurry vision, glare, or halos at night
The most important aspect of any LASIK procedure, however, is your surgeon. Do your research and be sure to find an eye surgeon with plenty of experience. You should feel confident that your surgeon has the expertise necessary for bladeless LASIK surgery.
At Dello Russo Laser Vision, our surgeons have performed over 165,000 corrective surgical procedures. We have significant experience performing bladeless LASIK eye surgery. Some of our eye surgeons have even been instrumental in developing the surgeries. Our founding doctor, Dr. Joseph Dello Russo, was involved in introducing laser eye surgery. He also contributed significantly to the research and implementation of modern laser eye surgery procedures.
Currently, our surgeons regularly refine our procedures and stay on the cutting edge of available laser eye surgery technology. At Dello Russo Laser Vision, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for you and your eyes.
Who is a Good Candidate for Bladeless LASIK Surgery?
In the vast majority of cases, if you are a good general candidate for LASIK, you are also a suitable candidate for a bladeless LASIK eye surgery procedure. In some cases, patients who have had previous refractive surgery and experienced a blade flap complication would not be eligible candidates for bladeless LASIK surgery.
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation. At Dello Russo Laser Vision, we customize your bladeless LASIK surgery to your unique eyes vision needs. Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation today.