IntraLase™ FS Laser
Bladeless LASIK in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Orange County
We chose the IntraLase™ FS Laser because it allows unprecedented control and accuracy in customizing thinner and cleaner corneal flaps.
The IntraLase™ Femtosecond Laser (IntraLase™ FS Laser) 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 LASIK, the surgeon cuts a hinged flap in the cornea using the microkeratome then removes excess tissue underneath with an excimer laser. Once the flap is back in place, the reshaped cornea enables better vision.
The all-laser or bladeless LASIK procedure, IntraLASIK, is also a two-step process. The first step in the IntraLASIK procedure is to make the corneal flap using the IntraLase™ FS Laser. The surgeon focuses the laser beam into a tiny spot of energy that passes harmlessly through the outer layers of the cornea until reaching its exact focal point within the central layer of the cornea. There the surgeon initiates the corneal flap, silently, painlessly and with remarkable precision. In the second step of the IntraLASIK procedure, as in the traditional LASIK method, the surgeon uses an excimer laser on the inner cornea to correct the vision. By replacing the microkeratome with a less-invasive beam of laser light, all-laser or bladeless LASIK can reduce complication risks associated with corneal flaps.
The surgeon can also use the IntraLase™ FS Laser to create the channels and entry cuts for placement of Intacs. Using the IntraLase™ FS Laser for this procedure assures that the two segments are placed at the exact same depth and removes the need for making the more-surgically difficult mechanical channel.
The Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Orange County chose the IntraLase™ FS Laser because its computer-controlled laser allows unprecedented control and accuracy in customizing thinner and cleaner corneal flaps. The IntraLase™ FS Laser brings a new level of safety and assurance to vision-correction surgery through its all-laser approach for optimal precision.
In 2007, Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) acquired the IntraLase technology and integrated it into their excimer laser platform (iLASIK).