What is IntraLase, the blade-free, all-laser LASIK treatment?
LASIK surgery requires the creation of a corneal flap, which is thinner than a hair. Previously, the most accurate method to create this flap was with a mechanical microkeratome. This is a precise microscopic blade oscillating at a very high rate. This advancement of bladeless IntraLase surgery allows for more predictable flap diameters and flap thicknesses, as well as smoother corneal beds.
The U.S. Naval Medical Center and Air Force are now recommending wavefront guided, IntraLase LASIK for their aviators wishing to undergo laser vision correction. In night driving tests that reproduced aircraft landing scenarios, aviators treated with the IntraLase LASIK technique had an improvement in their performance. Click here to read more about LASIK on the Frontlines.