At Palisades Laser Eye Center, patients can expect their Intralase, or blade-free LASIK, to be an incredibly precise laser vision correction procedure. Intralase represents some of the newest and most advanced technology in the field of laser vision correction today. Contact Dr. Richard Gordon and his friendly, professional team to learn more.
In Lasik, a thin flap is made on the surface of the cornea, and traditionally the machine that was used to make the flap was called a Microkerotome which uses a blade. The femtosecond laser was created; which creates the flap using a laser instead and no blade is used. So the advantages of the Intralase are precision. The thickness of the flap is much more predictable. The shape of the flap is much more predictable, and the architecture of the flap is improved so it fits back and heals a little bit quicker. There are sometimes advantages, say, if the cornea has a scar in it and the laser doesn't penetrate well, you might want to revert back to the more traditional way. But all in all most patients would look at Intralase as the newest and most advanced way of performing Lasik.