IntraLase LASIK is a 100% blade-free approach to creating your LASIK flap.

Traditionally, doctors have used an instrument called a microkeratome for the creation of LASIK flaps. The flap is the thin flap of corneal tissue that the doctor folds back in order to perform your LASIK procedure.

Instead of a microkeratome blade, your board-certified ophthalmologists at Shepard Eye Center now can create the LASIK flap without a blade ever touching your eye.

​​​​​​​The IntraLase laser uses tiny pulses of laser light to pass harmlessly through the outer portion of your cornea and form a layer of the microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye. This creates a space in the tissue that the doctor can then enter and lift the flap out of the way of the LASIK laser. The flap creation takes about 20 seconds per eye and a total of about 10 minutes for the entire LASIK procedure.

When LASIK is complete, a flap created using the IntraLase method is uniquely able to “lock” back into place. The eye then begins to rapidly heal.

The doctors at Shepard Eye Center are committed to providing the highest quality care available. And IntraLase LASIK is the most advanced treatment there is. The IntraLase method gives your doctor an extremely high degree of surgical control for exceptional outcomes.

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