Blade Free LASIK is a relatively new way of performing LASIK where the corneal flap is created not with a blade (microkeratome) but with a femtosecond laser. It was first pioneered and perfected by AMO/VISX and IntraLase technology and coined iLASIK.
Despite the fact that traditional LASIK has helped millions of people see without dependence on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK was not a perfect procedure. Although most people that had traditional LASIK had no problems whatsoever, ophthalmologists and engineers were eager to perfect this vision correction procedure. With over a decade of research and clinical results, LASIK Doctors and industry experts sought a more predictable solution. Blade Free LASIK now provides this solution. By combining excimer lasers with wavefront technology and a femtosecond laser for an ALL-laser, Blade Free LASIK, we can achieve a safer, more precise result. The technology used in the iLASIK procedure has been thoroughly tested and scrutinized by doctors who, overwhelmingly, claim the advantages with safety and precision. It is clear now that iLASIK truly represents a technological combination unmatched in vision correction.
Because the iLASIK procedure has brought together a unique combination of technology that is safer and more predictable, NASA approved iLASIK for the eyes of United States Astronauts and space program candidates. The military and NASA together conducted extensive research and thus confirmed the excellent safety record of the IntraLase Femtosecond laser.
Excimer Laser with eye tracking as seen with VISX StarS4IR with IRIS registration and the WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser with Active, Fast-Track Eye-Tracking System.
Wavefrom technology developed from Hubble telescope technology. This technology expands treatment zones and helps correct higher order aberrations.
IntraLase Blade-FREE laser Creates the LASIK flap with a femtosecond laser instead of a microkeratome blade. Resulting in a safer, more precise outcome.
Approximately 20 million LASIK procedures have been performed to date, making it the most common elective vision procedure in the U.S. In fact, all branches of the U.S. military and NASA recently approved LASIK for their servicemen and women, thanks to studies using iLASIK technology.
If you are between the ages of 21 and 55 and wear glasses or contact lenses to correct myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism you may be a candidate for the iLASIK procedure
If you were deemed not a candidate for LASIK in the past, you may be considered a good candidate now. Given the wavefront technology and bladeless microkeratome technology additions to LASIK, the doors are now open for some previously unqualified candidates. If you were previously determined to be a LASIK candidate you will most likely also be a candidate for iLASIK. In order to determine candidacy for this procedure call today for a consult with qualified Blade Free LASIK surgeons, Samuel Lee, MD, Patricia Sierra, MD, or Peter WU, MD.
There are some conditions that will still exclude certain patients from becoming a candidate, however, if you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism there is a solid chance that you will be an iLASIK candidate.
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