LASIK Flap Creation Methods
A laser device which uses light energy to very precisely create the LASIK flap.
A mechanical device which uses a rapidly oscillating blade to cut a thin corneal flap.
Advantages to Intralase® LASIK Flap Creation
- Safer, more predictable flap creation — less chance of complications in creation of flap; i.e., buttonholes, incomplete flaps, free flaps.
- Potentially more secure flap post-operatively — less susceptible to problems post-operatively.*
*Only LASIK with Intralase is permitted on US Air Force pilots, US Navy aviators, as well as NASA astronauts.