IntraLase Assurance and Comfort
The IntraLase method has been used successfully on hundreds of thousands of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results for our NYC laser eye surgery patients. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision. LASIK with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this while delivering near-perfect vision that will serve you for years to come.
LASIK performed with IntraLase is preferred by patients.
In a survey of clinical practices, vision correction with IntraLase was preferred 3-to-1 over vision correction with the mechanical blade (among those who stated a preference).
LASIK performed with IntraLase delivers superior visual results.
In a clinical study comparing the IntraLase laser to the leading microkeratome, more patients achieved 20/20 vision or better in standard and CustomLASIK surgery when the IntraLase method was used to create the corneal flap.
How the IntraLase Method Works
Unlike mechanical instruments, IntraLase technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what's best for your eye. Then the IntraLase laser also creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea – without ever cutting it. How?
Because of the superior accuracy of the IntraLase method, certain patients who were ineligible for LASIK may now be able to receive treatment. Ask your doctor today if you are a candidate.
The IntraLase FS laser is a femtosecond laser system that allows LASIK surgeons to offer their LASIK patients a safer, computer-guided alternative to traditional LASIK. With IntraLase, the flap is created by the femtosecond laser instead of a blade. The IntraLase FS helps surgeons avoid complications associated with surgical blades. This laser can also predictably vary the thickness of the flap, allowing for a larger range of treatment. With this new technology, patients who were not good candidates for traditional LASIK may now be good candidates for IntraLASIK. The IntraLase Laser marks the first significant advancement in flap-creation technology in nearly 50 years.
With its computer-controlled software, the IntraLase laser brings a level of accuracy and precision to flap creation for LASIK that is not attainable with mechanical, blade-based technology. This truly all-laser approach provides patients with the safest, bladeless alternative to the microkeratome and offers a computer-controlled, minimally invasive technique that reliably creates
precisely shaped and sized corneal flaps.
The innovation brought about by IntraLASIK is the use of a special laser, instead of a blade, to create a flap during the first step. This makes LASIK a truly all-laser procedure, and is the single most important advancement in vision correction during the last decade. It eliminates all blade-related complications. No flap complications during creation of the flap have been reported utilizing IntraLASIK technology. This is truly a significant improvement in LASIK safety and accuracy.
The visual outcomes with IntraLASIK are potentially improved: several studies have shown more predictable outcomes and decreased touch-up rates.
With Intralase, LASIK become a truly all laser oricedure. It eliminates all blade related complications.
It offers a computer-controlled, minimally invasive technique that reliably creates precisely shaped and sized corneal flaps.
Traditional LASIK is a safe, effective and precise procedure with minimal risk for the qualified candidate. In more than six million procedures performed worldwide, experienced surgeons have achieved extremely low flap complication rates (less than 1 in 1,000). Nevertheless, IntraLASIK reduces risks further, by more than 90%, because it virtually eliminates complications during the flap creation process. In addition, IntraLASIK extends the benefits of the procedure to many patients who were not ideal candidates for standard LASIK. In summary, IntraLASIK elevates safety, precision, and predictability to a higher standard.
The visual outcomes with IntraLASIK are as good as, and even potentially better than, traditional LASIK. Several studies have shown more predictable outcomes and decreased touch-up rates.
Advanced technologies are usually more expensive for surgeons to employ in their practice. Most patients agree that the added level of safety and assurance offered by IntraLASIK is well worth the additional cost.
We know the decision to have LASIK surgery is a big one, so we take great care to determine what's best for you as our patient. That's why we offer blade-free LASIK treatment using the IntraLase method.
With the IntraLase method, pulses of laser light create your corneal flap, which is then lifted so the next step of LASIK – the reshaping of your cornea – can be performed. When your LASIK treatment is over, the flap is securely repositioned into place. This bladeless, computer-guided technology is 100% more accurate than most of the mechanical microkeratomes (hand-held devices with a thin metal blade) that surgeons may also use to create a corneal flap.1