Blade Free LASIK - World’s Most Advanced LASIK Technology

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Blade-Free LASIK - The World’s Most Advanced LASIK Technology

Linwood, NJ - The world’s most advanced LASIK vision correction technology – the 100 percent blade-free LASIK using IntraLase Laser Technology – is now available to area residents looking to trade their sight-diminishing myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism (oval corneal curvature) for 20/20 or better vision. Dr. Michael Caruso joins other leading ophthalmic surgeons across the country in offering this advanced technology, which enhances the safety of the LASIK procedure. Blade-free LASIK takes more of the millions of Americans who suffer from these eye conditions to 20/20 and beyond. “This new technology represents an emerging standard of care in LASIK worldwide, and patients now have the choice of blade-free LASIK with the advanced IntraLase Technology over traditional LASIK with the microkeratome blade,” said Dr. Caruso. More than 1,000,000 LASIK procedures have been performed with the IntraLase Laser Technology, which is now used in an estimated 25 percent of all U.S. LASIK procedures. With its excellent safety profile and superior visual outcomes, the IntraLase Laser Technology is among the fastest growing refractive surgical techniques. The IntraLase FS Laser is used in the important first step of the LASIK procedure, the creation of a corneal flap. The second step involves reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser. Historically, the first step of LASIK was performed using a microkeratome, a hand-held medical instrument with an oscillating blade. While LASIK has proven to be a successful and relatively safe procedure, most complications and patient concerns have been associated with the use of the microkeratome. The IntraLase Laser Technology eliminates the use of the microkeratome. With the IntraLase Laser, the surgeon precisely controls the first step of LASIK using a computer-controlled laser that delivers rapid pulses of light, a quadrillionth of a second each, to a pre-programmed depth and position within the cornea. Each pulse forms a microscopic bubble. As the IntraLase Laser moves back and forth across the eye, the bubbles are connected to form a corneal flap. Just prior to vision correction, the doctor lifts the flap to reveal a smooth corneal bed, optimized for reshaping. The IntraLase Laser also creates a distinctive beveled-edge flap that allows for precise repositioning, alignment and seating of the corneal flap after LASIK is completed. More than 95 percent of advanced LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better, and these benefits are seen when the method is used during either standard of custom LASIK procedures. The IntraLase Laser Technology takes about 20 seconds per eye, with the entire LASIK procedure often completed in both eyes in approximately 30 minutes. Patients see better immediately with recovery typically lasting a few hours. “Given the many benefits of the IntraLase Laser Technology, I’m sure that people who have delayed getting LASIK surgery will want to take advantage of this advanced technology – now available right here at EyeMax Lasik,” said Dr. Caruso. Dr. Michael Caruso is a board-certified medical ophthalmologist and eye surgeon with offices in Linwood and Cape May Court House. Dr. Caruso is the first doctor to perform LASIK surgery in the south Jersey shore area and has been successfully correcting vision with this procedure for over 10 years.

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Health and Wellness| Tue, 12/17/2013

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