IntraLase™ FS Laser is the foundation of All Laser LASIK Custom Vision
The IntraLase™ FS Laser allows unprecedented control and accuracy in customizing thinner and cleaner corneal flaps bringing a new level of safety and assurance to vision-correction surgery through its all-laser approach for optimal precision. The first step in the Lasik Custom Vision procedure, the IntraLase provides a strong foundation for Dr. Simon to use either of our laser technologies for the most precise vision correction possible.
The IntraLase™ Femtosecond Laser (IntraLase™ FS Laser) is a leading-edge tool that relies solely on laser energy instead of the microkeratome, the metal-blade cutting instrument traditionally used in LASIK procedures. In LASIK, the surgeon cuts a hinged flap in the cornea using the microkeratome then removes excess tissue underneath with an excimer laser. Once the flap is back in place, the reshaped cornea enables better vision.
The all-laser or bladeless LASIK procedure, IntraLASIK, is also a two-step process. The first step in the IntraLASIK procedure is to make the corneal flap using the IntraLase™ FS Laser. Dr. Simon focuses the laser beam into a tiny spot of energy that passes harmlessly through the outer layers of the cornea until reaching its exact focal point within the central layer of the cornea. There he initiates the corneal flap, silently, painlessly and with remarkable precision. In the second step of the IntraLASIK procedure, as in the traditional LASIK method, Dr. Simon uses an excimer laser on the inner cornea to correct the vision. By replacing the microkeratome with a less-invasive beam of laser light, all-laser or bladeless LASIK can reduce complication risks associated with corneal flaps.
Dr. Simon can also use the IntraLase™ FS Laser to create the channels and entry cuts for placement of Intacs. Using the IntraLase™ FS Laser for this procedure assures that the two segments are placed at the exact same depth and removes the need for making the more-surgically difficult mechanical channel.