What Is IntraLase, And Is It Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery?

IntraLase is the terminology given to one of the laser machines, which is used to create a flap in the cornea.  The technology group that it falls under is called a femtosecond laser.  There are approximately six different types of femtosecond lasers in the world today – IntraLase being one of them.  The way these lasers work is that instead of making a cut in the eye to create the flap, they create a bubble at a programmed depth within the cornea.  These little bubbles indirectly separate the tissue, which allows the surgeon to carefully dissect through the bubble layer separating the tissue and then allowing them to reflect the flap.  So an IntraLase is simply a cutting device, which is used in most clinics nowadays.

Femtosecond Treatments Explained Further…

This again is basic LASIK, however, instead of using the traditional microkeratome instrument to create the corneal flap, surgeons use a separate femtosecond laser. “Intralase” is the product name used by Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) for their femtosecond laser microkeratome. AMO Intralase, Carl Zeiss VisuMax and Ziemer FEMTO LDV are the leading manufacturers of this technology and they claim that the adoption of these lasers can reduce complications and even increase accuracy of results. Femtosecond treatments are the standard at the London Vision Clinic.

Mr Glenn Carp explains how the IntraLase laser works in eye treatment.

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