A small corneal flap is lifted before the laser reshapes the cornea in LASIK. The flap is replaced afterward.
In laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with IntraLase, a thin flap is created in the top layer of the cornea and the underlying tissue is reshaped by the laser. The flap is then replaced and serves as a buffer to protect the newly treated tissue from irritants, such as your blinking eyelid. Visual recovery and healing are more rapid than in most other procedures. This new generation of LASIK, not yet widely offered, is the most advanced equipment available today. Its greater accuracy and control lead to better outcomes and has led Cole Eye Institute experts to solely use this blade-less technique on all patients seeking LASIK laser vision correction.
Schedule a free consultation with our team of experts to see if custom LASIK is right for you. Call 216.445.8585 or 800.223.2273, ext. 5-8585, for an appointment.