During an "all laser" LASIK , the laser creates a corneal flap of a precise thickness and diameter with a lower suction level than a standard mechanical microkeratomewithout using a blade.
There are several femtosecond lasers that have been approved by the FDA for bladeless LASIK.
The first FDA approved method for all laser LASIK was introduced by IntraLase™ in 2001. IntraLASIK involves uses the IntraLase™ laser to create the corneal flap.
Other lasers used for bladeless LASIK like the Femto LDV laser made by Zimer, the Femtec laser made by 20/10 Perfect Vision AG, and the VisuMax laser, have since been approved for use in the United States by the FDA.
Bladeless LASIK offers laser eye surgeons optimal precision and total control, which makes creating a flap safer and more predictable than standard microkeratomes using higher suction and blades.
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All Laser LASIK enables patients to choose laser vision correction surgery with more confidence.