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San Diego Ophthalmologist Offers Innovative Bladeless LASIK in Carlsbad
Date:8/26/2014

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Dr. Michael Tracy, ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon in Carlsbad, offers his patients Intra-LASIK, a state of the art procedure that, unlike traditional LASIK, is completely bladeless.

During traditional LASIK, surgeons use a combination of a surgical blade and an excimer laser to correct various visual issues such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. During these procedures, a blade called a microkeratome is used to cut a flap in the cornea, after which an excimer laser reshapes the underlying corneal tissue.

During Intra-LASIK, however, an Intralase femtosecond laser offers a completely blade-free version of the procedure, eliminating the risk of potential complications that can arise from traditional LASIK using the microkeratome.

“In my experience, I’ve found that Intra-LASIK can offer more precision and control when creating the corneal flap during refractive surgery,” says Dr. Tracy. “Replacing a blade with a laser helps to increase accuracy and potentially minimize complications during and after the procedure.”

By being computer guided, a femtosecond laser provides an unprecedented amount of precision, allowing for the laser pulses to focus just below the surface of the cornea, creating a series of small bubbles that help to separate the flap from the rest of the cornea.

“Making a corneal flap with the femtosecond laser can yield better results, both in creating a better flap and in producing better final results,” said Dr. Tracy.

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