LASIK, short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, has given clear, crisp vision to millions of individuals who struggled with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. During LASIK surgery, the corneal tissue is reshaped with a laser to correct visual distortions. LASIK is extremely safe and does not require a long recovery. Many patients notice an almost-immediate improvement in vision after surgery.
Custom LASIK combines two exciting technologies to reshape the cornea to reduce or eliminate visual distortions. Custom LASIK technology has the potential to improve how much and how well you can see as well as reduce the risks of post-LASIK complications. Unlike traditional LASIK, it treats both lower-order aberrations, distortions such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, and higher-order aberrations, imperfections that can cause night vision, glare, shadows and halos.
All Laser LASIK by IntraLase® is a leading-edge tool that relies solely on laser energy instead of the microkeratome, the metal-blade cutting instrument traditionally used in LASIK procedures. In All Laser LASIK, the surgeon uses the laser to create a hinged flap in the cornea then removes excess tissue underneath with an excimer laser. Once the flap is back in place, the reshaped cornea enables better vision. The Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles and Orange County chose All Laser LASIK by IntraLase® because its computer-controlled laser allows unprecedented control and accuracy in customizing thinner and cleaner corneal flaps and brings a new level of safety and assurance to vision-correction surgery.