Bladeless Custom LASIK
Bladeless Custom LASIK using the IntraLase and VISX lasers, also referred to as iLASIK, is a state of the art method of laser vision correction that is 100% personalized to the individual shape of your eyes. This all-laser procedure corrects your vision based upon your eyes' visual wavefronts as measured by the WaveScan WaveFront system. Using the IntraLase laser, we are able to achieve a level of precision in flap creation that was unattainable with conventional systems. The VISX Star IR laser, which quickly and gently reshapes your cornea, uses iris-recognition technology to ensure proper orientation and delivery of your individualized treatment.
Custom LASIK provides an additional level of precise data about your vision requirements using wavefront technology--a technology that was not available prior to the advent of this technology. A device called a wavefront analyzer, the WaveScan, measures the way light travels through your eye and compares it to the way light travels through an eye with perfect vision. This device then creates a 3-D wavefront map that is unique in the same way that your DNA is unique to you. Your wavefront map provides a detailed diagram of your vision that allows your doctor to provide you with truly personalized vision correction.
Custom LASIK provides your doctor with the tools to take a precise measurement of your eyes, like a "fingerprint" of your vision. This custom "fingerprint" is then transmitted to the laser, enabling your surgeon to customize the LASIK procedure to your individual vision requirements.
Many patients who were not candidates for conventional LASIK may now be candidates for Custom LASIK.
Several types of visual imperfections, referred to as lower- and higher-order aberrations, exist within the eye and can affect your vision. Prior to Custom LASIK, only lower-order aberrations (such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) could be measured and treated. However, these do not account for all potential vision imperfections. Higher-order aberrations can also have a significant impact on one's vision.Custom LASIK may help to correct these higher-order aberrations that, in the past, could not be adequately corrected with glasses, contacts or conventional LASIK treatments.