Written on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:56 PM by LASIK Guider
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is a popular method of correcting vision defects, but many people are not LASIK candidates.


If you were not a a few years ago, it does not mean that you are not a LASIK candidate today.

Why?

Because LASIK technology is constantly being improved, enabling people who were once turned away from LASIK to be qualified.
Intralasik All-laser LASIK

is one of the latest advances in LASIK laser surgery that corrects your vision defect by using two different lasers:

  • A femtosecond laser for creating the corneal flap
  • An excimer laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue



One of the advantages of the IntraLASIK is it can allow many people who were disqualified for to undergo the LASIK procedure.

Is IntraLASIK All-laser LASIK for Everyone?

Laser vision correction, in general, is not for everyone and some individuals will never be LASIK candidates.

If you wish to undergo IntraLASIK all laser eye surgery, you must first qualify for the procedure by meeting the basic :

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have had a stable for at least one year
  • You are in good general health
  • You have no existing eye disease

Qualified candidates run a lower risk of complications during and after the LASIK procedure.

The best way to find out if you are an IntraLASIK candidate is by having a LASIK consultation.

IntraLASIK (Bladeless LASIK) Candidates

If you are qualified for traditional LASIK surgery, you can opt to undergo the All-laser IntraLASIK procedure. Usually your doctor will give you the choice of having your LASIK flaps cut with a blade or created with the new bladeless laser technology.

But if you are not a LASIK candidate, you may be an IntraLASIK candidate:

If you have a high prescription, very thin corneas or very flat corneas

Since the Femtosecond laser flap maker has the ability to create a very thin flap, a greater amount of remains available under the flap for treatment. Because of this, IntraLASIK is able to correct higher levels of refractive error than traditional LASIK. This also maintains the stability of the cornea and reduces the risk of severe such as ectasia.

If you have deep set eyes or tight eyelids

With IntraLASIK, tight or deep-set eyes are no longer a concern because the LASIK surgeon does not need a lid speculum to keep the eye open. Bladeless LASIK uses a small holding device that fits on most eyes. 

If you have poor vision after a previous corneal surgery

Many refractive surgeons now use All-laser LASIK to improve the vision of people who had undergone previous corneal surgeries such as . Bladeless LASIK can also used to improve the vision after cataract surgery or corneal transplantation.

If you have glaucoma or conditions in which reducing blood flow to the eye could be risky
The applies less pressure to the eye than the blade microkeratome. Thus, many LASIK surgeons consider Bladeless LASIK safer than traditional LASIK in glaucoma patients.

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of your eyes being touched by a blade


IntraLASIK is the procedure of choice for blade-cautious patients. If you are one of those, be relaxed, no blade will touch your eyes. Bladeless LASIK corrects your vision using lasers from beginning to end.



Do you feel you need All-laser LASIK? Let me know in the comments.

1 comments:

Ernie Small February 27, 2010 at 7:09 AM  

"If you were not a LASIK candidate a few years ago, it does not mean that you are not a LASIK candidate today."

This is a good point to bring up. I had a friend who had checked out his laser eye surgery options in the late '90's and was turned down as a candidate, just to find out a few years ago that he had probably been eligible for Intralasik for over eight years! Well; better late than never I suppose...

-Ern

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