"All Laser" LASIK along with Custom LASIK are advanced technologies that are additional enhancement to LASIK surgery. During an "all laser" LASIK , a femtosecond laser will create a corneal flap of a precise thickness and diameter with a lower suction level than a standard mechanical microkeratome. All-Laser LASIK is also referred to as bladeless LASIK since the procedure is performed without using a mechanical blade.
There are several femtosecond lasers that have been approved by the FDA for bladeless LASIK.
The first FDA approved method for all laser LASIK was introduced by IntraLase™ in 2001. IntraLASIK uses the IntraLase™ laser to create the corneal flap after which your LASIK surgeon will use a different LASER to reshape your cornea to correct you vision. Other lasers used for bladeless LASIK like the Femto LDV laser made by Ziemer, the Femtec laser made by 20/10 Perfect Vision AG, and the VisuMax laser, have since been approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
Bladeless All-Laser LASIK offers laser vision correction surgeons optimal precision and total control, which makes creating the corneal flap safer and more predictable than standard microkeratomes that use mechanical blades and require higher suction during this procedure. (A microkeratome is a precision surgical instrument with an oscillating blade designed for creating the corneal flap prior during LASIK).
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How Does Custom LASIK Enhance All Laser LASIK?
As noted above there are two enhancements to LASIK: All laser (or bladeless LASIK) and Custom LASIK. Custom LASIK and PRK procedures use technologies that provide more exact measurements of your cornea so that the laser used to reshape your cornea can be more precise. Custom LASIK helps to better preserve the integrity of the structure of your eye and leads to better correction of your vision. In addition, because the corneal flap is made at a uniform depth and shape, you are more likely to have a shorter recovery time and less discomfort from All-Laser LASIK surgery.
To see how All-Laser and Custom LASIK advanced technologies work together, please click the play button on the video below.
All laser LASIK helps you to choose laser vision correction surgery with more confidence.
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