Bladeless LASIK



Intralase Technology - Bladeless LASIK
San Diego ALL-LASER LASIK

Bladeless LASIKAMO (American Medical Optics) is happy to present the arrival of the Intralase and iLASIK technology platform for safer more predictable LASIK outcomes. The Intralase platform was initially developed to reduce the rate of flap complications from the flap creation part of LASIK, which was traditionally done with a blade-driven micro-keratome. Although complications from LASIK were rare, often less than 1%, most LASIK complications resulted in the flap creation process. The precision of the Intralase femtosecond laser machine and its ability to create excellent LASIK flaps has been proven to eliminate or greatly reduce flap complications. Once the flap is created with a femtosecond laser the LASIK procedure is then completed with the same excimer laser used in conventional LASIK. Blade-FREE LASIK is a breakthough for improved safety with LASIK eye surgery and will benefit all San Diego vision correction candidates



Intralase Blade-FREE Advantages:

  • More precise flap creation
  • More precise flap thickness
  • More uniform flap creation
  • Larger candidacy potential

Bladeless LASIKWhen LASIK first arrived as a laser vision correction procedure, a microkeratome was used to create the corneal flap. (To learn more about traditional LASIK please visit our LASIK eye surgery page) Over the years ophthalmologists have found that when complications arise from LASIK they are typically from a poorly created corneal flap. Unlike mechanical instruments, the IntraLase blade-free LASIK technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what's best for your eyes. Then the IntraLase laser creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea-without ever cutting it. This process is done in a series of steps:

  • Ultra-fast pulses of laser light position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth predetermined by your doctor.
  • The laser light passes harmlessly through your cornea. Then the laser creates rows of these bubbles just beneath your corneal surface as it moves back and forth across your eye in a uniform plane.
  • Next, the IntraLase laser stacks bubbles around your corneal diameter to create the edges of your flap. These bubbles are stacked at an angle that is determined by your doctor and is individualized to the way your eye is shaped.
  • The process takes only about 30 seconds from start to finish- it's quiet and it's comfortable.
  • Your doctor then gently lifts the flap to allow for the second step of your LASIK treatment. When treatment is complete, the flap is gently put back into position and the healing process begins.

World Renowned LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Richard Leung is an internationally recognized ophthalmologist specializing in refractive and laser eye surgery. He has pioneered Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) and has performed thousands of laser vision correction procedures. Dr. Leung gained fame and captured the attention of people worldwide when he performed the world's first live Internet LASIK Procedure. He has the distinction of being chosen as one of the "Top-Rated Physicians in America".


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LASIK is a great choice for those tired of the hassles of contact lenses and eye glasses. Choosing the right practice can be challenging. So why choose San Diego Eye Center for your LASIK procedure? There are many reasons, but all revolve around one major factor: EXPERIENCE. Learn more about our Experience in regards to Laser Vision correction.


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Clear Vision for LASIK

Are you ready to be free of glasses and contact lenses? There are many vision corrections options available to you! We encourage you to read more about these exciting procedures and to schedule a consultation to determine what vision correction option best suits you. Whether it be LASIK, PRK, premium intraocular lenses, or other forms of vision correction offered at San Diego Eye Center, our goal is to free you from your dependency on glasses or contact lenses.


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Do you have cataracts? Did you know that you can now significantly reduce or even eliminate your dependency on eye glasses after cataract surgery? You now can due to the advanced technology of premium intraocular lenses! Learn more about your premium lens options.


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Learn what our patients have to say about Dr. Richard Leung at San Diego Eye & Laser Center.  Click here to read testimonials.


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