What is it?
LASIK surgery, in the conventional sense, uses a blade to cut a flap on the cornea. This places a lot of restrictions for certain cases of eye conditions, especially for patients with thin cornea. In such cases, the doctor will recommend Bladeless Lasik.
Bladeless LASIK, also known as IntraLase or all-laser LASIK, is recommended for patients with thin corneas due to its unbelievable precision and accuracy. The bladeless LASIK is possible to create thin corneal flaps, which is crucial in performing surgery for such patients.
How does it work?
In Bladeless Lasik, the new WaveLight FS2000 Femtosecond Laser is used instead of the blade for all-laser LASIK surgery. With the help of a computer designed for the Femtosecond laser, surgeons can create a thin flap in the patient’s cornea. The laser also operates at an exceptionally high speed that allows tissue to be targeted and divided at the molecular level.
Another advantage of a Femtosecond laser is that the surrounding tissues are not impacted during the surgery due to its unbelievable accuracy, unlike the conventional methods that use a microkeratome blade to create the corneal flap. The flap structure created by the Femtosecond laser has a very low chance of cells growing underneath. In conventional LASIK, pushing the flap can cause an irregular cornea surface that can lead to vision defects which is a side effect to these traditional LASIK surgeries.
Like any other LASIK surgery, bladeless LASIK surgery may have side effects but they are comparatively very low and less severe. One such recorded side effect is light sensitivity; it is a temporary side effect and resolves soon. Dry eye is also recorded as a side effect but the chances are very low and very few enhancements are required with bladeless LASIK.
There are four steps involved in the surgery:
Benefits of Bladeless LASIK
I was wearing glasses for the last 28 years and my power was -5.0. When I went for a regular eye checkup to Dr. Sohan Raj, AMRIT Hospital
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I got bladeless lasik done on my eyes as it was the most advanced and safest treatment available. Now I'm enjoying all that I missed for so many years