Ultra-Thin Flap Bladeless LASIK with ZEISS VisuMax FS 500

100,000+ successful LASIK procedures performed.
World’s thinnest 80-micron flaps.
Better results.
Stronger cornea.
Less postoperative dryness.

What is Ultra-Thin Flap Bladeless LASIK?

Bladeless LASIK, also known as all-laser LASIK, is an advanced version of the traditional LASIK procedure in which a femtosecond laser is used to create the flap on the cornea instead of a microkeratome blade. Manhattan LASIK Center uses the most advanced ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser.

Flap creation with the ZEISS VisuMax Femtosecond laser is a completely bladeless procedure. This groundbreaking laser system employs high-performance Zeiss VisuMax femtosecond laser technology and is characterized by its outstanding flap-making precision, unsurpassed speed, and gentle treatment technique.

Traditionally, the surgeon created the corneal flap with a hand­held mechanical device (microkeratome) that utilizes a metal blade. This method has worked well over the years; however, the performance of these devices can be unpredictable. With the femtosecond laser, the surgeon uses the precision of a laser to create the safest corneal flap of ideal size and shape. Such precision is important to the safety and success of the entire LASIK procedure. This advanced technology puts unprecedented control in our doctors’ hands, and even allows them to customize the corneal flap for every individual patient.

By using the ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond technology, our surgeons at Manhattan LASIK Center create the world's thinnest 80 micron LASIK flaps. The creation of ultra-thin flaps ensures a stronger cornea, better visual results, and a significantly reduced chance of developing postoperative dryness.

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"The surgeons at Manhattan LASIK Center during our VisuMax femtosecond LASIK procedures, routinely create ultra-thin flaps of 80-micron thickness. We believe that our 80-micron ultra-thin flaps produce better visual results, more rapid visual postoperative recovery, and a lower rate of enhancements, leaving the cornea stronger and significantly reducing postoperative dryness."

Dr. Niksarli

Safely Creating the Thinnest Flaps in the Nation

Typical Bladeless LASIK Flap with 100-120 micron thickness.
ZEISS VisuMax FS Ultra-Thin Flap with 80 micron thickness.

Ultra-Thin Flap Bladeless LASIK has various advantages:

  • The flap is even with equal thickness all the way around

  • The flap has smoother, cleaner edges

  • Less risk of complications

  • Higher precision

  • Quicker recovery

  • Reduced chance of experiencing halos or glare at night time

  • Reduced chance of developing dry eye symptoms post-surgery

  • Treatment can be better tailored to the individual needs of each patient

What Our Patients Say About Us

"I have waited 21 years to have a procedure like this done."

Ever since I was little I’ve had issues with my eyes. I was told by other places that they couldn’t fix my eyes. Now I have 20/20 vision and I feel great. I am so proud of myself for getting LASIK and so happy I did it. Thank you so much MLC!

Kathleen G. LASIK Patient

“Best Investment You Can Make In Yourself!”

The procedure was not even close to what I had in mind. It was so fast, and easy. My recovery took less than 48 hours. My fear kept me from getting LASIK for so long, please don't let this be your case. When my eyes started rejecting my contacts and it became uncomfortable to put them on (my eyes were red and itchy by the time I put them on), I finally decided I will have LASIK! Now, I wake up and see everything without reaching for my glasses and can travel without the fear of losing my glasses or contacts.

Wanda L. LASIK Patient

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“Waking up the Next Day and Being Able to See 20/20 With My Own Eyes Left Me In Tears”

I am overjoyed by my experience at MLC. Dr. Buchsbaum was attentive and answered all my questions before the surgery. He made me feel at ease and the entire procedure was pain-free! I am so thankful to MLC for this.

Andrea A. LASIK Patient

If you are interested in correcting your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism with ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser, please call Manhattan LASIK Center at (212) 759-9617 to schedule your complimentary LASIK virtual consultation.