Overview - Bladeless LASIK
Like LASIK, bladeless LASIK (all-laser LASIK) works by reshaping the cornea so that it is focusing onto the retina without the use of glasses or contact lenses. The main difference is the flap is made using a laser.
During the procedure the surgeon will reshape the cornea with a laser. The first step is to use a state-of-the-art femtosecond laser to create a corneal flap. In seconds over a million computer-controlled pulses of laser light are delivered to the cornea. The beam passes harmlessly through the outer layers of the cornea until it reaches its exact focal point. Once at the pre-determined depth of the cornea, the laser produces a series of tiny gas bubbles which join together to create the flap.
With femtosecond laser technology, surgeons are now able to create a customised flap of a desired thickness, size, orientation and location.
- Rapid healing and visual recovery.
- Excellent visual outcomes.
- Safer and greater accuracy.
- Smooth surface of stromal bed.
- Smooth edges for optimal flap closure.
- Thin flaps of even thickness.