IntraLASIK or All Laser LASIK is a 100% blade-free approach to creating your LASIK flap – the thin flap of tissue that the doctors at Vista Eye Specialists, VA fold back in order to perform your LASIK procedure for corrective eye surgery.
IntraLase is the name of the first manufacturer to achieve Food and Drug Administration approval of a femtosecond laser for use in the United States and the surgical procedure ‘LASIK’ in 2001. IntraLase Inc. later introduced several new models of this laser with advanced features.
IntraLase is regarded by many in the field of ophthalmology as an improvement over traditional LASIK because of a greater accuracy in flap size, shape, and thickness. This is the reason over 5 million procedures have been performed using the IntraLase Method and its popularity continues to grow.
IntraLase at Vista Eye Specialists:
At Vista Eye Specialists the computer-guided infrared femtosecond laser is focused just below the surface of the cornea. Each laser pulse creates a tiny bubble there. A pattern of many overlapping bubbles allows the lifting of a flap off the cornea. The process continues as in case of traditional LASIK, with an excimer laser. Energy from this type of laser is applied to the newly exposed eye surface, where tissue is removed in a precise pattern to alter the cornea’s shape.
The long-term clinical outcome of LASIK with a mechanical microkeratome and IntraLASIK with a femtosecond laser is deemed similar, yet IntraLase offers an increased accuracy of the flap with the femtosecond laser, adding to the margin of safety.
Once an eye is reshaped by IntraLASIK or IntraLase by the reputed team at Vista Eye Specialists at Culpeper and Fredericksburg, it should have an improved ability to focus light rays onto the retina for significantly sharper vision.
Contact us to make an appointment for all your eye concerns because Vista Eye Specialists focuses on your total eye health.