Up until 1995, people who were nearsighted, farsighted or who had astigmatism only had two options readily available for seeing clearly at distance-eyeglasses or contact lenses. In 1995, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first Excimer Laser for performing Laser Eye Surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
LASIK Surgery, known medically as Laser In Situ Keratomileusis, is a type of Laser Eye Surgery that has become quite popular and is one of the most frequently performed surgeries of any type because it can eliminate the hassle of eyeglasses or contacts with little if any discomfort and a quick visual recovery. Dr. Miller and Dr. Wong perform the most advanced type of LASIK Eye Surgery, which is called Blade Free All Laser LASIK.
LASIK is performed by creating a very thin flap of corneal tissue that can be lifted so that the laser energy can be applied and the flap replaced without the need for stitches. This type of Laser Eye Surgery is called “lamellar eye surgery” because it is performed between the layers of corneal tissue.
LASIK Eye Surgery is actually a two-step procedure:
- Step 1-The first step is to create a “flap” under which the laser energy is to be applied. In the past, creating the “flap” was accomplished using a mechanical instrument called a microkeratome to cut the corneal surface. Although the microkeratome was reliable, in order to provide the utmost in safety and efficacy, Dr. Miller and Dr. Wong create LASIK flaps with the Intralase Femtosecond Laser so that your LASIK Surgery will actually be done as a Blade Free All Laser LASIK procedure.
- Step 2-The second step is to carefully fold the “flap” over and allow the inner layer of the cornea to be visible so that the laser energy can be applied. The actual application of the laser vision correction can take from 15-90 seconds depending on the amount of correction that you require.
Based on the results of your examination, your prescription, other measurements and calculations collected at your LASIK consultation, will be programmed into a computer that will monitor and control the actual application of the lasers. One of the key measurements we will evaluate will be the result of your Wavescan aberrometry measurement. Depending on the nature and the severity of the correction that you require they may elect to perform Custom Wavefront LASIK using the Blade Free All Laser LASIK method in order to get you the best possible results.
Upon completion of the laser application, we will have changed the curvature of your cornea so that it will be the shape necessary to correct your vision.
The doctor will then gently replace the “flap” back into its original position. An advantage of Blade Free All Laser LASIK Surgery is that the shape of the edges of the flap are extremely precise and have an actual “bevel” shape that facilitates the replacement of the “flap” into its initial position. Since the cornea is able to “stick” to itself it will not be necessary to use sutures to hold it in place.
Bladeless All Laser LASIK Eye Surgery has the important advantages of allowing the healing and visual recovery process to be very quick for most patients. For a few days after your LASIK Eye Surgery, you will need to be careful not to rub or bump your eyes too much. You should expect to have a mild “sandy” or “gritty” sensation during the first day or so after your LASIK.
We will give you complete instructions regarding eye drops to use to facilitate the healing and visual recovery process.
YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
We require that you return for your scheduled follow-up visits to check the healing process, regardless of how well you are doing. You should feel free to discuss any concerns, questions or thoughts about Bladeless All Laser LASIK, Custom Wavefront LASIK or any Laser Eye Surgery with the doctors and staff at The Eye Center. We will be happy to spend whatever time is necessary to review any information about the LASIK procedure, what to expect on LASIK surgery day, follow-up care, fees and affordable easy monthly payment plans that will fit into your budget.
We are pleased to offer you a Complimentary Consultation for Blade Free All Laser LASIK in order to help determine if it is right for you.
The Eye Center is conveniently located for patients wishing to learn about Blade Free LASIK or any type of LASIK Eye Surgery who are located near Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, Evergreen, Conifer, Pine, Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan, Cherry Hills Village, Northglenn, Broomfield and Greenwood Village. Please call us at 303-777-5455 to schedule your Free Consultation.