BLADE-FREE CUSTOM LASIK: The Safest LASIK Yet
Dr. Cabler is now using the FDA approved IntraLase-FS® laser to create BLADE-FREE CUSTOM LASIK flaps in a procedure called IntraLASIK. Traditionally, the LASIK flap was created using a microkeratome with a blade. Although complications during LASIK are relatively rare, when they do occur the microkeratome portion of the procedure is often the source of the problem. This new BLADE-FREE CUSTOM LASIK procedure is called IntraLASIK and is more PRECISE and SAFER than ever before.
The IntraLase-FS® technology is distinguished by the speed of the laser pulse – in the femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second) range. It is used only to create the flap for LASIK. We then use the Allegretto Wave™ Wavefront-Optimized Laser to perform the rest of the LASIK procedure as before. A clinical study has shown that over 95% of patients who have had BLADE-FREE CUSTOM LASIK with the Allegretto Wave™ laser achieved 20/20 or better vision.
How IntraLASIK works
Dr. Cabler uses IntraLase-FS® computer software to guide the IntraLase-FS® laser beam, which passes into the cornea and pulses a pattern of tiny (microscopic) overlapping spots. This customized laser pattern results in a precise cut of the cornea at a depth predetermined by Dr. Cabler. As with the microkeratome, a small section of tissue at one edge of the corneal flap is left uncut, forming a hinge that allows the surgeon to fold back the corneal flap after reshaping the corneal bed with the excimer laser as in traditional LASIK.
The biggest benefit to our patients has been the increased SAFETY and PRECISION from this ALL-LASER BLADE-FREE procedure. This laser has an excellent safety profile with computer-controlled precision producing uniform flap architecture with outstanding results. Combined with the Allegretto Wave™ Wavefront-Optimized Laser, the IntraLase-FS® laser sets a new standard in LASIK surgery.
TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE FOR BLADE-FREE CUSTOM LASIK CALL OUR LASER VISION COORDINATOR, NELDA WATSON, TO SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY LASIK EVALUATION OR TO ASK ABOUT OUR AFFORDABLE PAYMENT OPTIONS.
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