LASIK eye surgery is a safe procedure proven to be effective for correcting vision. Every year, millions of people choose to have this surgery in order to regain their sight. In case you’re not familiar the procedure, LASIK involves using a blade to cut a small flap on the cornea of the eye, after which the eye is reshaped so that vision is improved. The surgery corrects near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Recovery time is relatively short; most patients can continue normal activities the very next day. About 90% of LASIK patients report satisfaction with the procedure.
But did you know that LASIK surgery can do performed without the use of blades? Bladeless LASIK is the latest in cutting-edge vision correction technology, developed after exhaustive research before being approved by the FDA in 1999.
Side-Effect Reduction: Dry eyes can be a side-effect of traditional microkeratome LASIK surgery, but an all laser procedure reduces the occurrence of dry eye. Bladeless LASIK, or Z-Lasik, can also reduce other post-operative side-effects, such as halos or impaired night vision.
Precision: In microkeratome LASIK, the quality of the blade can vary, making flap creation inconsistent. With all femtosecond and excimer laser, flap creation is always the same, reducing the risk of blade-related complications. In fact, some surgeons feel they have more control when using lasers, providing peace of mind for both doctor and patient.
Reduced Swelling: Blade-free LASIK is less intrusive than blades, reducing eye inflammation.
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