Unlike past LASIK surgery procedures, Dr. Sambursky is now proud to offer his patients with the option of having their LASIK surgery procedure performed with an Intralase laser, rather than a traditional microkeratome.
During a LASIK surgery procedure, a small flap is created in the outer layers of the corneal tissue so that a laser can be used to reshape the remaining tissue and correct vision. In the past, the small flap was created with the use of a circular, metal blade called a microkeratome, and then replaced so that the reshaped cornea could heal.
In an Intralase LASIK surgery procedure, an Intralase laser is used to create the flap in the corneal tissue, rather than a blade. It has been shown that the Intralase procedure results in fewer side effects, and it preferred by many ophthalmologists. One of the reasons Intralase is superior to traditional, bladed procedures is that the Intralase laser is much more precise and does not affect surrounding corneal tissue as much.
With an Intralase LASIK surgery procedure, Dr. Sambursky can pre-determine the size, depth, and shape of the corneal flap he will create. In order to create the corneal flap, the Intralase laser pulses laser energy at an incredibly high speed to create a smaller corneal flap. The Intralase laser is so precise that it consistently provides a much thinner corneal flap.
Another benefit of the Intralase procedure is that the Intralase laser is able to target and ablate cells of corneal tissue beneath the outer layer of tissue without affecting surrounding cells and tissue. Through the ablation process, the Intralase laser sterilizes the tissue while it creates the corneal flap. This means that there is a smaller chance of infection with an Intralase procedure.
Since the Intralase procedure is more precise, patients who were unable to receive LASIK due to unusually thin cornea tissue or other eye problems are now able to undergo laser vision correction.
Dr. Sambursky is the first ophthalmologist in Upstate New York to provide patients with the Intralase equipment. His patients are now able to take advantage of a bladeless LASIK surgery experience that can be completely planned and guided with computer technology.
LASIK surgery using Intralase has recently been used for the first time on an aviator in the U.S. Navy. Read more about how this revolutionary procedure is helping Navy pilots see better.
If you would like to have your LASIK surgery procedure performed with the use of Intralase technology, contact Dr. Sambursky in New York to schedule your initial Intralase LASIK surgery consultation.