Blade Free Lasik
Intralase is the world wide leader in Femtosecond Technology having created the concept of Blade free Lasik.
Over 10 million procedures have been performed using Intralase.
The Intralase IFSTM Method is a 100% Blade free approach to creating the corneal Flap.
The Intralase IFSTM method utilizes the culmination of Intralase technology; the 5th generation IFSTM Laser.
The IFSTM Laser gives surgeons maximum ability to customize the Lasik flap.
The IFSTM Laser provides the ideal combination of advantages:
- A stronger corneal flap
- Faster visual recovery
How does Blade free Lasik Work
The creation of the Lasik flap, prepares the eye for the second step of the Lasik procedure.
In this second step, another laser known as an Excimer Laser is used to reshape your cornea and correct your vision.
What is Blade - Free ?
Traditionally, Lasik surgeons have used an instrument called a Microkeratome to create the Lasik flap.
The microkeratome is an automated blade that creates the Lasik flap.
Intralase is an extremely short pulse laser called a Femtosecond Laser, that is 100% Blade free, to create the Lasik flap. Utilizing the Intralase your surgeon can customize the Lasik flap according to the shape of your eye. Everything from the diameter and thickness of the flap to the angle of its edges can be precisely determined. This is important because every ones eyes are shaped a little differently.
Having a corneal Lasik flap that’s individualized to your eye will help your surgeon ensure that you achieve the best possible result.
The Intralase Laser applies tiny rapid pulses of light.
Each pulse of light forms a microscopic bubble at a specified depth and position within your eye that is determined by your surgeon. As the Intralase Laser moves back and forth across your eye, a uniform layer of bubbles forms just below the surface of the cornea. Your surgeon creates the Lasik flap by gently separating the corneal layer where the bubbles have formed.
The Intralase Laser creates an ultrasmooth even surface after your corneal flap is lifted.
The Intralase Laser process takes about 15 seconds per eye.
Laser Vision Correction
The final step in your Lasik process is to correct your vision with the Excimer Laser utilizing Wavefront Technology.
Wavefront Lasik Technology
- Wavefront lasik uses 3D mapping technology.
- It recognizes the characteristics and uniqueness of each eye.
- Using this information a precise blueprint can be created for the laser to treat.
The Wavefront Lasik Process
- The SiriusTM and Zeiss Omni VisanteTM imaging systems measure and map the uniqueness of both of your eyes.
- The 3D mapping technology creates a blueprint.
- The Wavefront is then optimized for your Laser procedure.
We utilize the most advanced Excimer Laser Surgery Technology. We installed the Award winning SCHWIND AMARIS Laser, the fastest excimer laser available today for Laser Eye Surgery.
The German developed SCHWIND AMARIS for Laser eye surgery allows the surgeon increased flexibility to treat short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia and combinations of these conditions. Today, it is the benchmark against which other lasers are compared.
It is the only laser to provide all features of modern laser technology in one system. The sophisticated Schwind Amaris laser system offers the most advanced technology in the areas of pulse frequency, beam profile and 6 Dimensional eye tracking.
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The Schwind Amaris is considered by independent experts to provides the highest standard among lasers for refractive surgery. With maximum precision, minimum treatment time and trusted speed it is significantly faster, more precise and safer than ever before.
In order to achieve the perfect combination of speed and precision, the SCHWIND AMARIS is equipped with two energy levels. This unique method of “Automatic Fluence Level Adjustment” has the advantage of significantly shortening the laser treatment, especially when higher refractive errors are corrected.
Exact centering and constant positioning of the eye is of decisive importance in a successful laser treatment.The advantage of the 1050 Hz eye tracker of the SCHWIND AMARIS is that the eye tracker monitors the position of the eye with 1050 measurements per second and thus provides unsurpassed precision in the positioning of each laser pulse.
The SCHWIND AMARIS is unique in incorporating both static and dynamic Advanced cyclotorsion control for the correction of eye rotations. As the eye may rotate during laser treatment the laser adjusts for this during the laser treatment with dynamic cyclotorsion control and places the ablation accordingly.