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What is ‘All-Laser LASIK’ and what is the iFS laser?
by Craig S. Bindi, MD
LASIK surgery consists of two steps. During step one,
a corneal flap is created. During step two, the flap is folded
back so the wavefront excimer laser can correct your vision.
Traditionally, the corneal flap was created using a
hand-held oscillating metal blade called a microkeratome.
Today, the iFS IntraLase is a sophisticated 5th generation laser that
creates a corneal flap for LASIK without a blade ever touching
The iFS IntraLase Method uses tiny, ultra-precise pulses of
laser light to create the corneal flap – a blade is not used
to cut the flap.
Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley is the first private practice
in the Bay Area selected by AMO to provide this safer
more modern version of 5th generation technology- the iFS laser.
What are the advantages of the iFS Intralase laser?
Good enough for NASA, branches of the U.S. Military,
and you: NASA astronauts and U.S. pilots can have laser vision
correction surgery today because of the exclusive, validated
safety and precision performance of the IntraLase Method.
It enables you to have LASIK that is 100% blade-free.
It allows the doctor to tailor-make your corneal flap based
on what’s best for your eye – something that is not possible
with a blade or older lasers.
In a survey of LASIK patients, the vision in the IntraLase
treated eye was preferred up to 3 to 1 over the vision in the
blade-treated eye (among those who stated a preference).
Certain patients who were not previously eligible for LASIK
using a blade may now be eligible using the IntraLase Method.