iLASIK™ is designed to treat myopia, presbyopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
How it Works
If you have always worn prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, get ready for life without boundaries!
This surgical procedure involves the following main steps:
- First, your surgeon creates a flap of corneal tissue. Traditionally, this flap is created with a blade called a microkeratome. At Image Plus, all of our procedures are blade-free. Instead, we create a laser or IntraLase® flap.
- Next, we lift the flap, revealing a layer of the cornea. Your surgeon will then use an excimer laser on the cornea to treat vision.
- The flap is replaced and it adheres to the cornea, usually within seconds.
Using the IntraLase® flap means significant improvements in safety and precision, with predictably better results. In fact, more patients achieved 20/20 vision with iLASIK™ as compared to traditional LASIK. Patients also preferred the vision of their iLASIK™ treated eye 3-to-1. Studies have also shown that the number of re-treatments needed is lower with iLASIK™, reducing risk and the time off work that may be needed for recovery.
What to Expect
The actual laser procedure usually takes less than a minute on each eye, but you still may be in the hospital for several hours.
Many patients will initially notice haloes, sometimes even during the day. Night haloes may be worse while you are using the medicated drops during the first week following surgery. Once you discontinue the drops, night vision starts to improve. Haloes are usually resolved by one month however, in some patients, this can take longer.