LASIK eye surgery has helped thousands of people see clearly, but many have shied away from the procedure because it involved using a blade to cut a flap into the eye. Now, advances have allowed that knife to be eliminated in a completely all laser, blade-free Lasik procedure. The most modern techniques create a flap by using a high-frequency laser, the femtosecond laser also known as the femtolaser, so there is no need to worry about a motorized blade touching your eyes.
The blade-free LASIK method has more benefits than simply being less unnerving. Traditional methods use a microkeratome – a tiny, motorized scalpel – to create the required corneal flap. This knife can sometimes leave an uneven surface that may slow recovery or even interfere with vision. Another limitation of the microkeratome is the fact that it can’t be used if your cornea is too thin. The femto lasers used in the femto lasik or Z-Lasik procedure, on the other hand, can be adjusted to fit.
Overall, the versatility, recovery time and outcome of the bladeless procedure is often superior to that of the old-fashioned methods. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the excellent benefits of the ZLASIK, blade-free LASIK!