Every LASIK vision correction surgery involves creating a corneal flap to gain access to the underlying collagen portion of the cornea that is reshaped to correct vision. While the reshaping of the cornea has always been done with a laser, in the past the flap was created with a blade. Advancements in LASIK technology now allow flap creation to be done with a laser, making LASIK a completely blade-free, all-laser procedure.
How Blade-Free LASIK works
Dr. Bernitsky is the only New Mexico surgeon to offer the latest and most advanced Femto surgical laser—the Ziemer Crystal Line Z4. This state-of-the-art Swiss laser has been the laser of choice in Europe and Japan since 2008. Z-LASIK delivers 5 million pulses per second (compared to 60,000-200,000 pulses for all other femtosecond lasers) and results in the rapid creation of a very smooth, consistent air pocket that literally “floats” the outer skin surface of the cornea away from the underlying collagen without having to use a mechanical blade.
For more information on our blade-free LASIK vision correction surgery in Albuquerque, NM, call 505-323-0800 or send us a message.
The bubbles immediately dissipate once the flap is lifted, leaving a perfectly smooth corneal surface open for reshaping using the second type of laser—an excimer laser.
The Advantages of Blade-Free LASIK
The increased precision of flap creation using the newest in blade-free technology has several benefits, including:
- Faster visual recovery
The laser creates an exceptionally smooth surface, resulting in faster visual recovery and better quality of vision literally within a matter of hours.
- Greater range of correction potential
Greater precision allows treatment of patients with thin corneas and high corrections
- Reduced likelihood of dry eye
With lower laser energy required in the eye, the chance of dry eye is reduced.
For some Albuquerque patients, the idea of blade-free LASIK vision surgery alone provides a sense of comfort, allowing them to relax for the procedure.
Blade-Free LASIK Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque LASIK Doctor David Bernitsky at Bernitsky Vision offers the most advanced LASIK technology available, including the latest in blade-free, all-laser surgery LASIK, and a variety of other options. We’ll help you find the vision correction option that best fits your eyes, your visual needs and your budget. To find out more, contact us to schedule your consultation.