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.