Why choose Blade-Free LASIK?
Blade-Free LASIK is an integrated, all-laser procedure that uses technology proven to be safe and effective. Blade-Free LASIK delivers the most customized vision correction possible. No other vision procedure can compare. That’s why Medical Eye Center’s surgeons exclusively offer the Blade-Free LASIK procedure.
A laser, not a blade, creates the corneal flap that is folded back to perform the LASIK procedure, resulting in fewer complications.
Your eye is as unique as your fingerprint. The WaveScan System creates a 3-D map that provides detailed information about your eye to the laser, giving you a personalized laser vision correction.
Our surgeons expect your eye to move during the procedure, so we use 3-D Eye Tracker technology to ensure those natural movements won’t affect your results.
The procedure is quick, simple, and virtually painless. When given the choice, 81% of patients choose Blade-Free LASIK over traditional LASIK with a blade.
Blade-Free LASIK: The Evolution
Patient Information About LASIK
LASIK is not for everyone. It involves risk and the results are not guaranteed. You may not be a good candidate due to your career, an unstable glasses prescription, a very high or low correction, or large pupils. You may still need reading glasses, results may not be lasting, and more than one treatment may be required due to under or over-correction.
Side effects may include but are not limited to dry eye syndrome, which can be severe; visual symptoms including halo effect, glare, double vision, and/or starbursts, which can be debilitating; and the loss of vision. Glasses and/or contact lenses may be needed after surgery. LASIK is contraindicated in patients with collagen vascular, autoimmune or immunodeficiency diseases, in pregnant or nursing women, in patients with signs of keratoconus or abnormal corneal topography, in patients who are taking one or both of the following medications: Isotretinoin (Accutane®); Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone®) and Sumatriptan (Imitrex®). LASIK is not recommended in patients who have diabetes, a history of Herpes simples or Herpes zoster eye disease, significant dry eye that is unresponsive to treatment and severe allergies.
The safety and effectiveness of LASIK has not been established in patients with progressive myopia, ocular disease, previous ocular surgery or trauma, glaucoma or thin corneas. After LASIK, it may be more difficult to see under certain circumstances such as dim light, rain, snow, fog, or glare from bright lights at night. Device malfunctions or errors during surgery and complications after surgery, such as infection, LASIK flap displacement and inflammation may require another procedure, aggressive therapy and may lead to a loss of vision.
More information is available at www.fda.gov
WaveLight® EX500 Laser and iFS® Advanced Femtosecond Laser Patient Information
Please review this information from the laser manufacturer so you can make an informed decision about having the LASIK procedure. Click here to view the patient information at Alcon and Johnson & Johnson Vision.