LASIK surgery has helped millions of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better. Although the traditional version of the procedure is extremely safe, advances in technology and surgical techniques have led to even greater satisfaction rates and lower risks. Those who are considering undergoing custom LASIK with Intralase® at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC often have a number of questions about the procedure. If you are seeking to understand the benefits of LASIK, as well as the risks, the doctors at our Philadelphia, PA, practice will be happy to answer your questions in detail and ensure you are confident about your upcoming treatment. Contact our practice today to schedule a personal consultation and learn more.
Custom LASIK with Intralase® is one of the most advanced vision correction treatments available today. By undergoing this procedure, we can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism to reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts, and the majority of patients enjoy 20/20 vision or better. Additionally, the results of LASIK are considered to be permanent, so you can enjoy a lifetime of clear vision after a single 30 minute procedure.
During a traditional LASIK procedure, the surgeon uses a small microkeratome blade to create a flap of corneal tissue. However, when you choose to undergo custom LASIK with Intralase®, your corneal flap is made with a computer-guided femtosecond laser. By performing this step with the IntraLase™ laser system, we can create a corneal flap that is consistent in thickness and symmetry. Furthermore, the bladeless incisions heal naturally without the need for stitches. LASIK patients will not face long recovery times, and most patients can return to work and other everyday activities after 24 hours.
LASIK is an FDA-approved vision enhancement procedure that has been performed safely on millions of patients. In addition, the all-laser version of LASIK boasts some of the highest satisfaction rates of any type of surgery. When compared to traditional LASIK, custom LASIK with Intralase® uses precise digital mapping technology to help plan and guide surgery. This technology allows us to create a highly detailed map of your cornea, increasing success rates and reducing potential risks. Although custom LASIK with Intralase® still carries some potential complications and side effects, such as dry eye or the need for follow-up surgery, these can be greatly minimized by choosing a practice with highly skilled and experienced doctors like the ones at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC. Our head physician, Dr. Francis Clark, has been performing LASIK surgery since the FDA first approved the procedure decades ago.
At Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, we pride ourselves on being among the leaders in eye care. Our medical and surgical team remains at the forefront of the latest ophthalmic technologies and advances, and we strive to provide a sense of compassion and integrity, as well as cost effective services to all of our patients. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of custom LASIK with Intralase®, contact Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC today.