Have you been putting off laser vision correction because of concerns about safety? Do you think you might not be a candidate?
Don’t let these concerns delay you any longer. Houston LASIK surgery has never been safer or more effective. With the 100 percent blade-free, all laser procedure known as iLASIK, most people who suffer from myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism can be glasses-free in the few minutes it takes for the qualified surgeons at Berkeley Eye Center to perform this revolutionary procedure.
How Is iLASIK Different?
There are several types of LASIK available today, and when you are considering the options, it’s important to have the facts about all available treatments. IntraLASIK, or iLASIK, is different from the typical form of this vision correction procedure in that no blades are used at any point in the surgery.
The first step of laser eye surgery is creating a thin flap of tissue on the eye that is folded back during treatment. The second step is to reshape the exposed surface using an Excimer laser, followed by replacing the flap.
With laser vision correction surgery using a microkeratome, a mechanical bladed device is used to create the flap. The iLASIK surgery instead uses an Intralase, which is a second laser, to do this.
When using a microkeratome, there is an increased risk of the following complications:
- Corneal abrasions
- Irregular flaps
- Button-hole flaps
IntraLASIK reduces the likelihood of experiencing these complications.
Advantages Of IntraLASIK
When deciding which Houston LASIK procedure is best for you, there are several advantages to iLASIK you should consider.
First, the use of an Intralase laser instead of a microkeratome allows for better control of flap diameter, depth, centration and morphology. The increased safety and precision of this procedure results in three times more flap stability than a microkeratome-created flap.
Additionally, with this laser vision correction procedure, the use of eye-mapping technology allows for a much better vision result after surgery. Berkeley Eye Center uses 5th generation IntraLase technology along with CustomVue, a Wavefront technology that gathers information to allow a custom treatment to a laser surgery patient’s eyes.
The eye map that is created is used to guide the Excimer laser for precise tissue ablation. This gives the surgeon the ability to correct not only issues such as myopia or astigmatism, but also problems like starbursts, ghosting, halos and glare.
By using IntraLase and Wavefront technologies, each patient receives a laser eye surgery that is custom designed for their specific vision needs.
Is This Procedure Safe?
The femtosecond laser used in iLASIK is backed by more than 10 years of clinical research and is FDA approved. This procedure is allowed by NASA, as well as all branches of the U.S. military.
The proven results of IntraLase technology include:
- Faster visual recovery
- Fewer dry eye symptoms
- Enhanced flap stability
To find out if you’re a candidate for Houston LASIK eye surgery and take the first step to better, glasses-free vision, contact Berkeley Eye Center today.