What is Bladeless LASIK?
Bladeless LASIK™ works by creating a flap on the cornea and then reshaping the cornea under the flap.
The first step is to use a state-of-the-art femtosecond laser to create an ultra-thin corneal flap. In seconds over a million computer-controlled pulses of laser light are delivered to the cornea. The beam passes harmlessly through the outer layers of the cornea until it reaches its exact focal point. Once at the pre-determined depth of the cornea, the laser produces a series of tiny gas bubbles which join together to create the flap.
Creation of a bladeless LASIK flap
The advantage of a femtosecond laser flap is that the surgeon is able to customise and within microns get reproducible flap thickness. The orientation and location of the flap can also be changed by the surgeons.
Once the flap is created safely, the cornea reshaping and correction can take place. This custom correction is performed by a different laser called the excimer laser, which recontour the corneal according to your customised correction.
When the custom correction is completed, the ultra-thin corneal flap is gently placed back to its original position. Tissue regeneration and healing can now begin to take place and will heal completely over time. Bladeless LASIK correction is permanent and the laser treatment itself is painless and quick.
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