Benefits of bladeless Lasik over standard Lasik
The bladeless Lasik is a new and more efficient type of Lasik. As opposed to the conventional Lasik that makes use of a blade, the bladeless Lasik provides a better option, the use of the “femtosecond laser.”
The standard Lasik makes use of a blade known as “microkeratome” while the bladeless Lasik makes use of the femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is more efficient when operating patients with vision corrections. Although the microkeratome is quicker to create a flap during the operation, it presents a little risk of distortions and buttonhole flaps that may occur due to the use of the blade.
The femtosecond laser in the bladeless Lasik, on the other hand, breaks corneal cells apart rather than cutting for the same operation as a result of this, creating more uniform flaps and leading to a better long-term outcome. In the middle, a blade flap becomes thinner, meaning it is thicker at the edges (meniscus). The central thickness of a laser flap is the same as it is on the sides (planar). The significant advantage the bladeless Lasik provides over the standard one is the high level of precision it presents during operation due to the femtosecond laser used instead of the blade. Although the complication arising for Lasik surgery due to the use of blade is infrequent and also treatable, the bladeless Lasik sure increases the odds a lot.