Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center
LASIK or laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses is the most common refractive eye surgery. It is currently one of the most commonly sought-after surgeries. The surgery involves the use of lasers to reshape the eye cornea. The cornea is the clear part of the eye that helps refract light so it hits the retina correctly.
Patients with refractive errors have corneas that are too flat, too steep, or uneven. LASIK can help correct this condition. Let’s take a look at the technology behind Ultra Thin Flap Bladeless LASIK!
Traditional LASIK Procedure
The conventional LASIK procedure involves the creation of a flap in the eye’s outer tissue by the use of a microkeratome blade. The flap is then raised to access the tissue underneath. The tissue is reshaped to correct the patient’s vision. The procedure involves the removal of between 130 to 160 microns (a unit used for corneal thickness measurement).
Ultra-thin Flap Bladeless LASIK
At Manhattan LASIK Center, we perform Ultra-thin Flap Bladeless LASIK. This is different from traditional LASIK in that a femtosecond laser is used to create a flap instead of a microkeratome blade. The flap created is also much thinner. The thin flap is created using advanced ZEISS VisuMax Femtosecond technology.
Manhattan LASIK Center is the first LASIK Center in the Northeast to offer the most advanced ZEISS VisuMax, Femtosecond Laser. This revolutionary laser is characterized by its outstanding flap-making precision, unsurpassed speed, and gentle treatment technique.
Benefits of Ultra-thin Flap Bladeless LASIK
There are several benefits of Ultra-Thin Flap Bladeless LASIK. By using the ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond technology, our surgeons at Manhattan LASIK Center create the world’s thinnest 80 micron LASIK flaps, as opposed to 130-160 micron flaps with the Traditional LASIK procedure.
The creation of ultra-thin flaps helps preserve the cornea’s integrity, ensures better visual results, and results in fewer complications. Patients experience a better quality of vision without glare or halos. Another benefit of the procedure is that it results in less postoperative dryness, something that is common with traditional LASIK surgery.
Patients who cannot have traditional LASIK due to high prescriptions or thin corneas can benefit from this technology.