Intralase

Intralase LASIK is an advanced form of the popular LASIK procedure that uses the highly-advanced INTRALASE femtosecond laser, even further reducing complication risks giving patients a totally new level of confidence when it comes to laser vision correction altogether. Apart from that, the INTRALASE extends the benefits of the surgery, giving a great option for patients who were poor candidates before.

What it Intralase Bladeless LASIK Procedure

Bladeless LASIK eliminates the need to use the hand-held steel blade used for cutting a corneal flap for the procedure.
Instead of the blade, INTRALASE uses a laser that creates the corneal flap with precise and uniform small pulses, preparing it for reshaping. After the laser creates the flap, folding it back will be easy, and your LASIK surgeon will perform the remaining parts of the LASIK procedure with another laser by reshaping the inner layer of your cornea.
With the procedure, patients can correct their:

  • Astigmatism
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness

With Bladeless LASIK, creating the corneal flap only takes around 20 seconds. As a matter of fact, the entire procedure shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes.

How Intralase improves Laser Eye Surgery

By reading briefly about Intralase above, it’s easy to see that the bladeless procedure improves both the precision and the safety of the surgery. With Intralase LASIK, outcomes and success rates are better, and also, those patients can enjoy the benefits of LASIK who weren’t considered good candidates before.

Benefits of Bladeless LASIK Procedure

The Benefits of Bladeless LASIK are the following:

  • A more accurate corneal flap that’s also smoother.
  • Following surgery, visual acuity is better.
  • The corneal flap positioning will be improved and more secure following surgery.
  • Patients with corneas can also benefit from LASIK, who otherwise may not be good candidates.

Why Trust Diamond Vision with Intralase LASIK

Why should you entrust us with such a precious thing as your vision? Well, when it comes to iLASIK surgery and other laser vision correction procedures, our experts at Diamond Vision have a proven track record and are highly experienced in their field. Our award-winning LASIK surgeons will do everything they can to correct your vision and address any eye problems you may have.

As a matter of fact, Diamond Vision is one of the leading physician group practices in the field. For example, Dr. Stetson, our Medical Director, has performed over 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been a vital member of our LASIK surgeon staff since 2004.

As far as Bladeless LASIK is concerned, Diamond Vision is one among few practices that offered the FS150 upgrade for Intralase. As Diamond Vision was also the first practice to offer CustomVue Intralase surgery in the New York metropolitan area back in 2003, it’s easy to say that it’s among those practices that have the most experience with Intralase.

When it comes to price, Bladeless LASIK is a bit more expensive since it’s also more costly for surgeons to employ advanced technologies in their practice. Even then, patients usually agree that the added level of safety and assurance that comes with INTRALASE is well worth the additional expenses.

Also, Bladeless LASIK can bring even better success rates. As a matter of fact, traditional LASIK is one of the safest and most effective vision correction methods. With more than 2 million procedures performed globally, only 0,1 to 0.5% of patients reported having complications. In the case of INTRALASE, that risk is minimized further with an additional 95%.

With every surgical procedure, some risk is inevitable. Even though the risks involved in Bladeless LASIK are much lower, consulting your eye doctor prior to undergoing surgery is crucial to get the best results.

Who is a good candidate for Intralase LASIK

Undoubtedly, the best way to know whether you’re a good candidate for INTRALASE is to schedule a consultation with us and an exam. Our staff of highly qualified experts will help you assess all the factors that are key to a successful outcome.
On the other hand, to be a good INTRALASE candidate, you should be:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Have a stable corrective lens prescription.
  • In good health.
  • If you’re pregnant, consider waiting until after delivering your baby. The hormonal fluctuations might interfere with your vision and may alter surgery outcomes.

How Does Bladeless LASIK Procedure Work

As mentioned already above, Bladeless LASIK, otherwise known as INTRALASE, eliminates the use of the hand-held blade to create the corneal flap. Instead, the procedure relies on the Intralase laser improving safety and precision in the process. As a result, even those patients can become good candidates of INTRALASE who couldn’t have been in the case of traditional LASIK.

What to expect from Intralase LASIK Surgery

Originally, INTRALASE LASIK was designed to lower complications related to the corneal flap and bring more reassurance to patients. However, surgeons also noticed that this procedure also managed to provide better vision quality for patients.
In 2004, in a study conducted by Dr. Dan Durrie, MD., 97% of patients who underwent INTRALASE achieved perfect 20/20 vision. In the case of traditional LASIK, perfect vision was only achieved in 78% of patients.
Furthermore, a Diamond Vision study suggested that INTRALASE patients needed enhancements for times less when compared to traditional LASIK patients.

Recovery

As far as recovery’s concerned, your vision should get back on track the following day after surgery. Even then, some may experience that it may take them up to a few days to see improvements in their vision.

Visual acuity may take a bit longer, sometimes several weeks to improve. There’s little to no downtime, meaning that you may be able to return to your everyday activities the following day. Even then, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least one week or as long as your doctor recommends.

Crystal clear vision is within arms reach. To gain the clarity of 20/20 vision, feel free to reach out to us at one of our locations either in New York City, Atlanta, or Paramus.

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