At Kelly Laser Center, we pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of laser vision correction, providing our patients with technologies that increase success rates and reduce the numbers of possible side effects. One such technology used by New York eye surgeon Dr. James Kelly is the IntraLase® laser by Abbott Medical Optics.
How IntraLase Improves Laser Eye Surgery
The IntraLase method eliminates the use of a hand-held steel blade (called microkeratome) to cut a corneal flap for the LASIK procedure. Instead, the IntraLase method uses laser light in quick, small pulses to precisely, uniformly and safely create the corneal flap. Dr. Kelly uses a computer software program to set the laser to contact the cornea at an exact depth and shape, placing tiny bubbles within the cornea to prepare it for reshaping.
Once the flap has been created, it can be easily folded back to allow the surgeon to perform the rest of the LASIK procedure by reshaping the inner layer of the cornea using a second laser to correct:
Benefits of IntraLase
One obvious benefit of IntraLase is the fact that this is a 100% blade-free procedure. A metal blade is never used during the procedure. Additional benefits of IntraLase include:
- Precision of corneal laser leaves behind a smooth surface
- Better results, with many patients seeing 20/20 or better
- Less chance of corneal scarring due to corneal scraping in other methods
- Ability of the surgeon to customize the laser settings to create the ideal corneal flap for each individual
- Less chance of additional complications
- Higher level of safety
If you have been waiting to take the step toward a life without eye glasses or contact lenses, now is the time to consider laser vision correction. To learn more about the IntraLase method or to see if you are a candidate for this procedure, please contact Kelly Laser Center in New York today to schedule a free LASIK consultation in our Manhattan or Long Island, New York office.