One of the greatest advancements in modern LASIK surgery has been the introduction of the femtosecond laser to produce the LASIK flap. At Laserfox, Martin L. Fox, MD, FACS offers the latest available femtosecond laser technology called IntraLase FS® to his New York City-area patients. With precision that’s measured in femtoseconds, bladeless LASIK is a modern update that leads to improved outcomes. To find out why laser-produced flaps are much more predictable and safer than the original bladed technique, call or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.
Through an intricate system of focusing and refracting light, from your cornea to your retina, your eyes are able to relay information — in the form of electrical impulses — to your brain for interpretation, which creates an image. Any problem along this finely tuned focusing sequence can lead to blurred visual information, creating poor vision and the need for glasses or contact lenses.
LASIK addresses this problem by changing the focusing characteristics of your cornea, the living lens responsible for the majority of focusing in your eye. LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a procedure designed to reduce your need for corrective lenses by surgically reshaping your cornea.
LASIK surgery can correct several vision problems, including:
With the IntraLase FS femtosecond technology (one femtosecond is one quadrillionth of a second), Dr. Fox makes use of targeted, 1 micron-sized pulses of infrared light energy. The precise pattern of these pulses at a predetermined depth and orientation produces a customized flap.
Because of this precision, your flap is uniform and smooth, which allows for better realignment after Dr. Fox reshapes your cornea with the excimer laser. These flaps are also much less likely to dislocate or wrinkle following your surgery, adding a new dimension of safety and quality control to your LASIK procedure.
Recovery after a laser LASIK procedure is very brief, and you should be enjoying your improved vision the day after your surgery. The flap that Dr. Fox creates using the IntraLase laser fits back onto your eye precisely and is held in place by the natural physiology of your cornea, which means there are no sutures to be concerned with.
If you’d like to learn more about bladeless LASIK surgery, call Dr. Fox or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.