- Recovery time is relatively fast
- Little, if any, post-operative discomfort
iLASIK (IntraLase Lasik)
IntraLase creates the flap from below the surface of the cornea via a laser beam and tiny gas bubble formation.
- The beam of laser light precisely positions tiny microscopic bubbles within the central layer of the cornea to define the flap’s dimensions and distinct beveled edge, as well as location of the hinge.
- Thousands of these bubblen stacked along the edge of the flap up to the corneal surface to complete the flap.
- The process from start to finish takes approximately 45 seconds.
- The surgeon then lifts the corneal flap to allow for treatment by the excimer laser. When treatment is complete, the flap is accurately positioned, thanks to its beveled edge.