Lasik – All-Laser Vision Correction Surgery in Edmonton
At Eye Q Premium Laser, Edmonton laser eye surgeon Dr. Joseph Leong-Sit and his team are committed to using only the most advanced laser technology for their vision correction procedures. To this end, they employ the IntraLase femtosecond laser in their Lasik, or bladeless all-laser vision correction surgery, procedures. By using the IntraLase iFS laser platform, Dr. Leong-Sit and his team are able to provide patients with added dependability and safety during LASIK surgery.
Enhanced Laser Eye Surgery
By using the computer-guided IntraLase femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap, the Edmonton Lasik surgeon at Eye Q Premium Laser can minimize the risk of complications. In fact, with the IntraLase iFS laser platform, the rate of complications related to corneal flap creation is less than 1/1000.
Advantages of the IntraLase Femtosecond Laser
In addition to providing added safety in corneal flap creation, the IntraLase femtosecond laser offers the following additional advantages:
Lasik is suitable for a broader range of people. The IntraLase femtosecond laser allows Dr. Leong-Sit to perform laser vision correction on patients with thinner corneas, thanks to the IntraLase femtosecond laser’s ability to create corneal flaps that are shallower than manually blade-generated flaps.
The IntraLase laser generates better-fitting corneal flaps. With the conventional blade-generated flap creation method, the hinged flap is folded back into its initial place once the surgeon is finished re-contouring the curvature of the cornea. Because the hinged flap simply rests on the eye’s surface, there is a possibility it could shift, delaying the healing process. In contrast, the corneal flaps created by the IntraLase femtosecond laser fit better when replaced in their original position at the conclusion of Lasik surgery, like a snug-fitting manhole cover. Corneal flaps that fit tightly in their original position generally allow for better healing.
The IntraLase laser provides added patient comfort. The femtosecond laser applies less pressure to the cornea than the microkeratome, making all-laser vision correction surgery more comfortable for the patient than the traditional LASIK approach.
It emits low energy. The IntraLase iFS laser emits less energy per pulse than other lasers, possibly minimizing tissue inflammation, thus leading to a faster, easier recovery.
Common Questions About LASIK Surgery
Will My Vision Be Improved Significantly?
LASIK can improve your vision. However, the results may vary between patients. Most of our patients have achieved 20/20 or 20/25 vision. If you’re thinking about LASIK surgery but aren’t sure about the outcomes, you can set up a face to face consultation with our experts to find out how much LASIK can personally help you. There’s a very small percentage of patients that may need to go back and have the procedure done again after a few months.
How long does LASIK surgery take?
The procedure can take up to 10 minutes or more per eye. However, the appointment itself can take up to 1.5 – 2 hours. Our eye experts will run a few more pre surgery eye tests and examinations before the actual surgery is commenced.
What Post-LASIK instructions will I be given?
We recommend our Alberta patients to avoid any vigorous physical exercise, contact sports or swimming at least 3 weeks after surgery. LASIK patients should not get behind the wheel until they are examined and cleared by one of our ophthalmologist. Patients may also consider taking some time off work until they have recovered.
Experience the Benefits of LASIK in Edmonton
If you are tired of relying on your prescription glasses and contact lenses and have been considering undergoing laser eye surgery, but are hesitant to undergo an eye procedure involving the use of a manual surgical blade, Lasik might an appropriate treatment option for you.
To schedule a complimentary assessment with the Eye Q team and experience the benefits of undergoing Lasik in Edmonton, contact Eye Q Premium Laser by calling 780-429-2015 today.