Intralase (100% Blade Free Lasik)


The intralase laser introduced the concept of blade-free LASIK.With its excellent safety profile, patient comfort and improved outcomes. LASIK with the IntraLase Method is among the fastest-growing refractive surgical techniques in the country today. The nearly 1200 IntraLase iFS lasers in use worldwide have performed over three and a half million blade-free LASIK procedures. In the U.S. more than 60 percent of all LASIK procedures incorporate the advanced IntraLase Method.

No matter how ready you are for life without lenses, the decision to have LASIK is a big one. You want to know for certain that you’re getting the safest, most trusted treatment available That’s exactly why our practice offers an advanced approach to LASIK called the Intra Lase MethodTM. With the IntraLase Method, you can have a LASIK procedure that’s 100% blade-free, and shown in clinical studies to take more patients to 20/20 vision and beyond.

The Intra Lase Method is a 100% blade-free approach to creating your corneal flap, the thin folds back in order to perform your LASIK procedure. The Intra Lase Method can only be performed using the Intra Lase®FS laser Traditionally, doctors have used an instrument called a microkeratome for the creation of corneal flaps. The microkeratome is a hand-help blade that moves across the eye, cutting the corneal flap as it goes. While LASIK is extremely safe, if complications do occur, the microkeratome is most often the cause. The IntraLase Method, by contrast, enables your doctor to create your corneal flap without a blade ever touching your eye

With the Intra Lase Method, tiny pulses of laser light, a quadrillionth of a second each, pass harmlessly through the outer portion of your cornea and form a uniform layer of microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye.

The exact dimensions of this layer of bubbles are determined by your doctor based on what’s best for your eye, and are computer controlled for maximum precision-things that are not possible with a hand-held blade. The IntraLase flap creation process takes about 15 to 20 seconds per eye and total of 10 minutes for the entire LASIK procedure.

When it’s time for your LASIK treatment to be performed, your doctor easily separates the tissue where these bubbles occur and then folds it back, thus creating your corneal flap.

When LASIK is complete, a flap created using the IntraLase Method is uniquely able to “lock” back into place. Your eye then begins to rapidly heal.


The ultra-fast laser uses an infrared light beam, generating up to 150000 pulses per second, to prepare an optimal corneal architecture below the flap.

Lasik with the Intralase Method Emerging as the Gold Standard

For the majority of top U.S. ophthalmic surgeons and teaching institutions, the IntraLase iFS laser is the technology of choice. Many of tomorrow’s LASIK surgeons are training exclusively using the IntraLase Method, signifying the potential end of microkeratome use in the procedure. In addition to LASIK, the IntraLase iFS laser is the first femtosecond laser cleared for use in a variety of corneal incisions, including advanced corneal transplants.

If you’re looking for blade-free treatment that virtually eliminates the most severe sight-threatening complications, the answer is yes The InterLase Method also delivers outstanding visual results : more patients achieve vision that is 20/20 or better when the IntraLase Method is used.1 And patients report better quality of vision overall, particularly in terms of their ability to see well in low light, such as at dusk or at night.

Preferred by patients

In a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a blade in one eye and the IntraLase Method in the other, the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye was preferred 3-to-1 {among those who stated a preference.

Proven and trusted

Over a million procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the IntraLase Method

The most advanced treatment there is

Advanced IntraLase technology gives your doctor the highest degree of surgical control for the most effective procedure you can have.