Since its inception, LASIK has truly distinguished itself among surgical procedures, with a safety profile and patient satisfaction rate that are both historically high. Over time, however, the procedure has only improved, becoming more precise and effective as technology has advanced. One of the most important advancements in LASIK technology is the IntraLase Method, which we proudly offer at Maida Custom Vision.
Conventional LASIK, while extremely safe, involved the use of a handheld mechanical blade called a microkeratome to create a hinged flap in the outermost layer of the cornea. Even though the microkeratome is a precision tool, it cannot match the accuracy and reliability of a laser. The IntraLase laser takes the place of the microkeratome, making LASIK an entirely blade-free, all-laser procedure.
If you have thought about having LASIK in the past, but were concerned about the risk of blade-related complications, you might want to reconsider your position. Dr. Jerry Maida would be pleased to discuss all-laser LASIK and IntraLase benefits with you during a consultation at his Jacksonville, FL eye care center. Simply contact Maida Custom Vision today, and we’ll gladly assist you in scheduling your initial consultation.
What Are the Benefits of the IntraLase Method?
The IntraLase Method, coupled with wavefront mapping technology, enables Dr. Maida to provide patients with a truly customized LASIK procedure. The IntraLase Method offers numerous advantages over conventional LASIK, including:
- Clinically proven patient satisfaction: In a clinical study in which patients had one eye treated using the IntraLase Method and one eye treated using a traditional microkeratome, patients who stated a preference preferred the eye treated using the IntraLase Method three to one over the eye treated using the microkeratome.
- Reduced risk of flap complications: The IntraLase laser creates corneal flaps that are absolutely uniform, without jagged edges or fluctuations in depth. This dramatically decreases the risk of flap complications, the number-one source of post-surgical complications associated with conventional LASIK.
- True customization of the LASIK procedure: The IntraLase Method takes into account the unique shape of each individual eye down to the finest detail. The ideal specifications of the corneal flap can be determined beforehand and executed with remarkable accuracy using this advanced laser technology to ensure the best possible results.
- More patients are likely to be candidates: Because the IntraLase Method is more precise in its ability to create flaps than the conventional LASIK method, a greater number of patients are likely to be considered good candidates for the procedure. This includes many patients whose thin corneas previously made them ineligible for conventional LASIK in the past.
Overall, we at Maida Custom Vision feel that custom bladeless LASIK represents the safest and most effective version of LASIK to date. Our patients have experienced consistently excellent outcomes using this method, and we have been impressed with the precision of the technology. We are pleased to feature it at our practice.
Learn More about the Benefits of the IntraLase Method
To learn more about IntraLase benefits, please contact Maida Custom Vision today.