If you’re looking into getting LASIK surgery, you’ve probably seen advertisements for bladeless, all-laser LASIK. You might be wondering what that means and how it’s different from traditional LASIK surgery.
In all LASIK surgery a thin flap must be removed from the surface of the eye to allow the surgeon access to area that will be reshaped during surgery. Traditional LASIK uses a tool called a microkeratome blade to make this flap. The microkeratome blade is a very precise blade that has been designed for LASIK surgery.
Bladeless LASIK uses tool called a femtosecond laser to create the flap. This is why bladeless LASIK is also referred to as all-laser LASIK. The femtosecond laser creates a more accurate map of the eye’s surface. This allows the surgeon to adjust the flap measurements to fit your eye better. Bladeless, all-laser LASIK helps to reduce the amount of healing time needed after surgery, as well as reduce the chances of complications that happen during this stage of the surgery.
The LASIK treatment we offer here at Panhandle Laser Vision, is an all-laser vision correction procedure that may give you the ability to live without the hassle of contacts and glasses! It is an all-laser vision correction procedure that uses the most updated technology available to measure the unique characteristics of your eye and provide a completely customized surgery to achieve the best possible outcome for your vision. If you’d like to know more about our bladeless LASIK and if it’s the right choice for you, you can schedule a FREE consult with us here!