What is IntraLase?

The IntraLase femtosecond laser creates the corneal flap during the LASIK procedure. This laser makes it possible to have bladeless LASIK.

The Intralase laser is a silent, computer-guided laser used during the first step of the LASIK procedure to create the corneal flap. In bladeless LASIK, the laser forms a layer of air bubbles which creates a customized flap of uniform thickness.

The benefits of using the IntraLase laser to create the corneal flap include:

  • Surgeons can treat a wider variety of patients, including patients with thinner corneas
  • Eliminates the hand-held microkeratome blade, giving you an 'all laser' procedure
  • IntraLase creates a more uniform flap which is thinner and more predictably consistent and stable than with the previous microkeratome flap.