The IntraLase Method is a 100% blade-free approach to creating your LASIK flap – the thin flap of tissue that the doctor folds back in order to perform your LASIK procedure. The IntraLase Method can only be performed using the IntraLase FS or iFS laser.

Over 5 million procedures have been performed using the IntraLase Method. And, in a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a microkeratomes in one eye and the IntraLase Method in the other, patients preferred the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye 3:1 over the microkeratomes among those who stated a preference.

What is blade free?

Traditionally, LASIK doctors have used an instrument called a microkeratome for the creation of LASIK flaps. The microkeratome is a hand-held blade that moves across the eye, cutting the LASIK flap as it goes. LASIK is extremely safe, but if complications do occur, the microkeratome is frequently the cause. The IntraLase Method, by contrast, is a 100% blade-free approach to corneal flap creation – enabling your doctor to create an individualized LASIK flap without a blade ever touching your eye.

Blade-Free Advantages

  • Doctor and Patient Confidence: Over 5 million procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the IntraLase Method. And, in a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a microkeratome in one eye and the IntraLase Method in the other, patients preferred the vision in the IntraLase treated eye 3:1 over the microkeratomes among those who stated a preference.1
  • Truly Customized: The IntraLase Method enables your doctor to tailor the LASIK flap according to the shape of your eye. Everything from the diameter of your flap to the angle of its edges can be precisely determined. This is important because everyone’s eyes are shaped a little differently, and having a corneal flap that’s individualized to your eye will help your doctor ensure that you get the best possible results.
  • Better Outcomes: Clinical studies show excellent visual outcomes and high patient satisfaction when the IntraLase Method is used.