IntraLase™ Femtosecond Laser
It is a 100% blade-free LASIK experience that virtually eliminates almost all severe, sight-threatening complications; this will eliminate any fear you have about the use of a blade with a mechanical device for your Lasik procedure
The Intralase laser creates a separation of corneal tissue at precisely predetermined level. The exposed tissue is smoother than the one created by mechanical microkeratome.
The creation of flap takes about 29 seconds for each eye. You will feel a sensation of pressure in your eye for a short period.
The IntraLase FS Laser delivery system is used in conjunction with a sterile disposable IntraLase Patient Interface. This consists of a pre-sterilized suction ring assemblies and pre-sterilized single-use ‘cone’. It takes one such suction ring and a ‘cone’ for each eye.
IntraLase is more than a laser-it’s a valuable investment for your practice, enhanced by our full marketing support. To that end, we’ve provided you with downloadable content for your web site that educates potential candidates about the many advantages of IntraLase.
Surveys conducted with IntraLase surgeons have shown that patients have an easy time understanding the IntraLase procedure, and, when given a choice, the vast majority prefer IntraLase over a mechanical microkeratome. What’s more, IntraLase drives the decision patients make to have LASIK surgery-increasing closure rates for surgeons.
LASIK Surgery with the Advanced Precision of IntraLase
We know the decision to have LASIK surgery is a big one, so we take great care to determine what’s best for you as our patient. That’s why we offer IntraLase as step one in your LASIK treatment.
With IntraLase, a beam of laser light is used to create your corneal flap, which is then lifted so the second step of LASIK-the reshaping of your cornea-can be performed. When your LASIK treatment is over, the flap is securely repositioned into place. This bladeless, computer-guided technology is 100 percent more accurate than most of the mechanical microkeratomes (hand-held device with a thin metal blade) that surgeons may also use to create a corneal flap.
Because of the superior accuracy of IntraLase, certain patients who were ineligible for LASIK may now be able to have treatment. Ask your doctor today if you are a candidate.
IntraLase Assurance and Comfort:
IntraLase has been used successfully on hundreds of thousands of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision. LASIK with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this-while it delivers the added assurance of knowing you’re being treated with the most advanced technology there is.
How IntraLase works:
Unlike mechanical instruments, IntraLase technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what’s best for your eye. Then the IntraLase laser creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea-without ever cutting it. How?
IntraLase uses ultrafast pulses of laser light to position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth determined by your doctor.
The laser light passes harmlessly through your cornea. Then the laser creating 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 easily “locks” back into position and rapidly begins to heal.
LASIK performed with IntraLase is preferred by patients.
In a survey of clinical practices, the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye was preferred up to 3 to 1 by patients over the vision in the mechanical blade-treated eye (among those who stated a preference).
LASIK performed with IntraLase delivers superior visual results.
In a clinical study comparing the IntraLase laser to the leading microkeratome, more patients achieved 20/20 vision or better in standard and custom LASIK surgery when IntraLase was used to create the corneal flap.