Bladeless Lasik

Eye Specialist In Wakad

Bladeless Lasik involves the use of two lasers – first is the Femtosecond Laser, which is used to create an ultra-thin flap in the cornea, second is Excimer Laser which is used to reshape the cornea to induce correction. The flap is then positioned back which sticks to its place immediately. No blades are used at any time in the whole procedure.

Advantages of Bladeless Lasik : 

  • No fear of blades working on an eye.
  • Precise cutting resulting in better visual outcomes and faster recovery.
  • Ultra-thin and better quality flap – Safer than Blade Lasik
  • More customized treatment for patients
  • Tissue Saving
  • Faster Recovery
Contoura Vision is a topography guided laser system, which means that instead of just treating spectacle power this technology can also record and treat imperfections in individual corneas and optical system, resulting in a better focusing surface. The treatment is also centered on the visual axis of the eye with the help of the fastest tracker in the world, thereby delivering better results compared to Lasik & Smile. Studies have shown that patients who undergo Contoura treatment for vision correction have a 40% chance of getting vision better than 6/6 (6/6 vision is usually considered vision of normal individuals). The treatment also results in fewer glares compared to other laser vision correction procedures.
In Blade procedures, a special blade called microkeratome is used to make the corneal flap and then Excimer Laser is used for correcting the spectacle power. Modern microkeratomes are able to create flap almost similar to the ones created by Femto Lasers.
Like Lasik, SMILE can be used to treat myopia with good results. It is currently performed by more than 750 surgeons around the world. There is increasing support for the efficacy of SMILE to treat other eye conditions, including hyperopia. The results of SMILE in the treatment of hyperopia have been mixed, however. The procedure is primarily only used for myopia while additional research is completed into its use for other visual problems.