IntraLase®: all-laser vision correction

IntraLase® in New Jersey

laserbeam and corneaAll laser LASIK has arrived! You may have read about "IntraLASIK" or "bladeless LASIK" or "IntraLase." They all refer to the first step in laser vision correction, which is the creation of a flap in the corneal tissue. Dr. Kenneth S. Miller is now proud to offer IntraLase in New Jersey at his facility.

As you may know, the birth of laser vision correction was performed with a procedure known as PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy.) This procedure involved the application of the laser beam directly to the corneal surface. There was no corneal flap, the healing process took weeks and patients experienced discomfort during the process. Then came LASIK. Surgeons created a flap in the cornea, pulled it back to allow the actual laser treatment, then replaced it. The flap became the eye’s natural bandage, which made patients more comfortable and sped the recovery time. The creation of this flap was actually made with a blade, called the microkeratome. While the microkeratome has been proven safe and effective by the FDA and millions have had successful laser vision correction treatments, the majority of LASIK complications were related to the microkeratome. We now have the technology to create the flap with a laser! This revolutionary, new laser is called the FemtoSecond (FS) laser, better known as IntraLase! IntraLase is now the preferred first step in laser vision correction.

The FS laser uses an infrared beam of light focused beneath the corneal surface in the stroma (the center layer.) Thousands of tiny, microscopic bubbles of carbon dioxide and water vapor are formed, which separates the corneal tissue. Additional bubbles are placed along the edge of the flap, enabling the surgeon to lift it up and fold it back to allow the excimer (VISX) laser treatment. The FS laser generates 15,000 pulses per second. The duration of each pulse is 600 femtoseconds, which is less than a billionth of a second! These short, highly focused light pulses emit just a 2-3 micron spot of energy, smaller than the thickness of a human hair! The flap is created in approximately 15 seconds with less trauma to the eye and more precision accuracy than the microkeratome, allowing it to be replaced with more accuracy. Less trauma and improved accuracy affords a quicker recovery time and better visual outcome! So if you're looking for an experienced doctor to perform your IntraLase in New Jersey look no further then Dr. Kenneth S. Miller and the Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey.

Please contact us to schedule a FREE consultation and learn more about IntraLase in New Jersey. Be sure to allow at least one hour for the comprehensive, dilated examination and Q&A with Dr. Miller. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.