LASIK InformationWe offer the IntraLase Method (100% blade-free approach) and Blade-Free PRK for individualized laser vision correction.
At Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PC, we pride ourselves in the quality of our patient education, and we understand that the best way for you to learn more about vision correction is to talk to our LASIK specialists during a free consultation.
At your initial consultation, you will have an opportunity to:
- Meet the doctor and team
- Learn about vision correction and see the technology first-hand
- Have all of your questions answered
Call now at (404) 292-2500 or contact us by Email. Vision correction procedures are prescription only. Statements about the potential benefits of the procedures are based on clinical trial results. Your results may vary.
Blade-Free IntraLase MethodWe know the decision to have LASIK surgery is a big one, so we take great care to determine what is best for you as our patient. That is why we offer IntraLase as step one in your LASIK treatment.
With IntraLase, a beam of laser light is used to create your corneal flap, which is then lifted so the second step of LASIK - the reshaping of your cornea - can be performed. When your LASIK treatment is over, the flap is securely repositioned into place. This bladeless, computer-guided technology is 100% more accurate than most of the mechanical microkeratomes (hand-held device with a thin metal blade) that surgeons may also use to create a corneal flap.
*Because of the superior accuracy of IntraLase, certain patients who were ineligible for LASIK may now be able to have treatment. Ask your doctor today if you are a candidate.
IntraLase Assurance and ComfortIntraLase has been used successfully on hundreds of thousands of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision. LASIK with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this while it delivers the added assurance of knowing you are being treated with the most advanced technology there is.
How IntraLase WorksUnlike mechanical instruments, IntraLase technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what is best for your eye. Then the IntraLase laser creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea-without ever cutting it. How?
1. IntraLase uses ultrafast pulses of laser light to position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth determined by your doctor.
2. The laser light passes through your cornea. Then the laser creating rows of these bubbles just beneath your corneal surface as it moves back and forth across your eye in a uniform plane.
3. Next, the IntraLase laser stacks bubbles around your corneal diameter to create the edges of your flap. These bubbles are stacked at an angle that is determined by your doctor and is individualized to the way your eye is shaped.
4. The process takes only about 30 seconds from start to finish - it's quiet and it's comfortable.
5. Your doctor then gently lifts the flap to allow for the second step of your LASIK treatment. When treatment is complete, the flap easily "locks" back into position and rapidly begins to heal.
For more information about the IntraLase Method, please talk to your doctor and visit www.intralasefacts.com
Contraindications may include corneal edema, glaucoma, and keratoconus. Risks and complications may include corneal pain, flap tearing, and epithelial ingrowth. Patients are requested to consult with their eye care professional for a complete listing of contraindications and risks. U.S. Federal law restricts this devise to sale, distribution, and use by or on the order of a physician or other licensed eye care practitioner.
Adapted from 2010 Abbott Medical Optics Inc. For a Blade-Free LASIK Experience, iFS, IntraLase and the IntraLase Method are trademarks owned by or licensed to Abbott Laboratories, its subsidiaries or affiliates.2008.02.25-IL291 Rev. A *Wang M. Femtosecond technology: is now the time to buy? Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists. May 2003;5:7. IntraLase is a registered trademark of IntraLase Corp.
Blade-Free PRKPhotorefractive keratectomy (PRK) uses the excimer laser the same way as LASIK with similar vision correction results. The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that PRK is a blade free approach.
When there is a concern about potential flap complications, your doctor may recommend PRK instead of LASIK. If your cornea is too thin to meet the LASIK standards, if you had LASIK previously, or if other eye health factors are involved, your doctor may decide that PRK is a better choice.
As with Custom LASIK, PRK uses a device called a wavefront analyzer, WaveScan, to measure the way light travels through your eye and compares it to the way light travels through an eye with perfect vision. Like a fingerprint, each person's vision is unique. The WaveScan produces a one-of-a-kind map of your vision. The laser uses this map to customize a highly accurate correction for the unique characteristics of your eye, giving your surgeon a precise guide for treatment. This precise level of measurement enables us to tailor a correction individualized to your eyes-which can help you achieve your personal best vision.
LASIK patients often have improved vision the day after surgery. With PRK, it may take several days or weeks before vision stabilizes and your personal best vision is achieved. You can expect mild discomfort, including minor eye irritation and watering for the first few days following the procedure. You may also be given topical antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications and oral pain medications to reduce discomfort and speed the healing after surgery. A "bandage" soft contact lens is used to promote epithelial healing of the cornea.