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Bladeless LASIK – Pros & Cons


Date :15-Nov-2019

LASIK is an acronym that stands for Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, one of the common procedures performed to correct refractive errors and eliminate the need for the glass or contact lenses. It is mainly used to treat conditions of astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. The goal of the procedure is to achieve the best possible vision by correcting the shape of the cornea.

Bladeless Lasik
There are currently two types of LASIK surgeries performed by the ophthalmologist. First is the traditional LASIK method in which the surgeon makes use of a microkeratome blade (specially designed ophthalmic device) to create a corneal flap, and later with the help of the laser cornea is reshaped. Vision is corrected based on the patient's prescription. One of the disadvantages of this procedure is that not all individuals are suitable to undergo the procedure.

With the advancement of technology in refractive surgery, modifications were done to the traditional LASIK procedure to serve a wider range of population known as "Bladeless LASIK." Also called all-laser LASIK is the procedure used to treat complex refractive errors. The procedure uses an intralasik femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap instead of a microkeratome. Bladeless LASIK is currently the most popular and preferred type of surgery that is becoming standard practice around the world.

Pros & Cons Of The Procedure:
When choosing a procedure, it is essential to be aware of both its advantages and disadvantages. The below listed are few of pros and cons of bladeless LASIK

PROS

  • The corneal flap quality is enhanced and extremely precise due to the use of the laser
  • It creates the same flap thickness regardless of the shape of the patient's cornea
  • As the blade is not used lesser complications and damage occur to the eye tissues
  • Post-surgery vision is better when compared to the traditional LASIK
  • The procedure results in less severe dry eyes
  • Faster recovery period with shorter procedure time 

CONS

  • Few patients experience temporary, transient light sensitivity after the procedure that can be treated with eye drops.
  • Bladeless LASIK, when compared to traditional LASIK, is a bit expensive due to the technology it uses.
  • The side effects of bladeless LASIK are minimal and rare, with a high chance of experiencing better vision outcomes.
     Bladeless Lasik

If you are thinking of vision correction surgery and want to know if you are a suitable candidate to undergo the procedure, then contact AMRIT HOSPITAL. The hospital that makes use of the latest technologies in LASIK to fight the eye medical issues.

Blog reviewed by: Dr. Lalit Kumar
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Authored By Dr. Lalit Kumar

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