Bladeless LASIK

What is Blade-Free LASIK?

When LASIK first arrived as a laser vision correction procedure, a blade called a microkeratome was used to create the corneal flap. Over the years ophthalmologists have found that when complications arise from LASIK they are typically from a poorly created corneal flap. Unlike mechanical instruments, the IntraLase blade-free LASIK technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what's best for your eye(s). Then the IntraLase laser creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea-without ever cutting it. This process is done in a series of steps:

  • Ultra-fast pulses of laser light position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth predetermined by your doctor.
  • The laser light passes harmlessly through your cornea. Then the laser creates rows of these bubbles just beneath your corneal surface as it moves back and forth across your eye in a uniform plane.
  • Next, the IntraLase laser stacks bubbles around your corneal diameter to create the edges of your flap. These bubbles are stacked at an angle that is determined by your doctor and is individualized to the way your eye is shaped.
  • The process takes only about 30 seconds from start to finish - it's quiet and it's comfortable.
  • Your doctor then gently lifts the flap to allow for the second step of your LASIK treatment. When treatment is complete, the flap is gently put back into position and the healing process begins.

Did You Know?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said for the first time it will consider applicants who have undergone two common types of vision-correction surgery: laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, known as LASIK; and photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK.

Why Blade - FREE LASIK

blade free lasik houston texasIf you are researching LASIK at this point you are thinking about life without the hassles of glasses and contacts. Your next question might be... Why would Blade-Free LASIK be a better choice than conventional LASIK?

Not only do patients prefer the Intralase® Blade-Free LASIK experience, but there is clinical evidence that the Intralase® blade-free LASIK method provides more patients with 20/20 vision than mechanical microkeratome methods. When making your decision about LASIK there are numerous advantages of LASIK without a blade, also called Intralase® Blade-Free LASIK. The advantages of Intralase® Blade-Free LASIK are as follows:

One of the biggest advantages of the Intralase® Blade-Free LASIK method is that it is SIMPLY safer. SAFETY must play a role in your decision to have LASIK eye surgery, after all, these are your only eyes. More than 600,000 procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the IntraLase Method. Here are some ways why the surgeons at the Texas Euye Institute believe Intralase is safer than conventional LASIK eye surgery:

  • The risk of a button hole flap (a corneal flap shaped like a button hole) is virtually nonexistant
  • Intralase® creates a more uniform flap
  • The risk of flap complication after LASIK surgery is less in comparison to traditional LASIK using a microkertome blade

If you are considering a Houston LASIK specialist make sure to call Texas Eye Institute for best in Houston LASIK eye surgery. We are more than happy to help you understand the many aspects of LASIK eye surgery. Our doctors will help you make an educated and well-informed decision about what is best for your vision.

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Are you seeking a Houston LASIK expert but are concerned that LASIK eye surgery is too expensive? Our practice has some excellent LASIK financing options to discuss with you, so do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

We have a page on this eye care website dedicated to discussing LASIK patient financing. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.

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