Blade-free LASIK technology uses tiny, rapid pulses of laser light to create a flap in the cornea during the first step of laser vision correction. Each pulse of light passes through the top layers of the cornea and forms a microscopic bubble at a specific depth and position within your eye that is determined by your surgeon. Blade-free LASIK allows some patients who were previously ineligible for laser eye surgery to have the procedure. A thin cornea may disqualify some patients interested in LASIK, however with blade-free technology, a thinner flap is possible. That may allow some patients with thin corneas to now have laser vision correction.
Also, a customized flap individual to each patient can help result in better postoperative outcomes. More patients in clinical trials achieved 20/20 or better vision when their procedure was performed using the blade-free LASIK technology of the WaveLight® Refractive Suite by Alcon. Patients also report better quality vision overall, particularly in terms of their ability to see well in low light, such as at dusk or at night.
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