For decades, patients have been enjoying the results of their LASIK procedures to achieve clear vision without requiring glasses or contact lenses. Now, advanced techniques in LASIK are available to reduce potential complications. One such option is bladeless LASIK, also known as all-laser LASIK. Kung Eye Center is one of the few practices in the New York and New Jersey areas to offer this advanced LASIK option.
Bladeless LASIK is an alternative to the traditional LASIK procedure. In traditional LASIK, an oscillating diamond blade is used to create a flap of the cornea. In the bladeless LASIK procedure, a femtosecond laser is used to create this flap, meaning that the entire procedure is completed using various types of lasers.
Patients must be at least 21 years old before undergoing a bladeless LASIK procedure. They should also have stable vision that does not change for at least two years. During a consultation, your ophthalmologist will evaluate your prescription, eye health, and vision needs to determine whether bladeless LASIK is a good option for you. Certain eye conditions may disqualify you from being a good candidate.
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Prior to your bladeless LASIK procedure, your ophthalmologist will conduct an exam to take precise measurements of your eyes and assess your vision needs to prepare for the surgery and make necessary customizations. On the day of your surgery, you will receive numbing eye drops to ensure your comfort. Next, a lid speculum will be used to keep your eyes open throughout the surgery, and a suction ring is placed on the eyes to keep them from moving. The femtosecond laser is then used to create a flap in the cornea. Following these steps, bladeless LASIK is much the same as traditional LASIK. A laser is used to reshape the cornea, and the flap is replaced.
For a majority of bladeless LASIK patients, downtime after surgery lasts about 24 hours. You can return home immediately after surgery and can expect blurry vision and some minimal discomfort. Light sensitivity is normal, and you should wear dark sunglasses when outdoors. You should prioritize rest for the first 1-3 days after the procedure and can resume normal activities quickly. As you heal, you may experience some difficulty with night vision, halos or glare from lights, and some redness. Most bladeless LASIK patients will have clear vision within a day after surgery. The eye is considered fully healed approximately three months after surgery. Throughout the recovery process, you will have regular appointments with your Kung Eye Center ophthalmologist who can monitor your healing and check your vision.
To learn more about bladeless LASIK, schedule a consultation at Kung Eye Center. As one of the few practices in New York and New Jersey to offer this option, you will be in the hands of eye care experts and leaders in the field. Call our New York office at (718) 948-8880 or our New Jersey office at (732) 257-4900. You may also contact us online to set up your appointment.
Yes but it is rare. Patients can develop glare and halo and other complications so a thorough evaluation must be performed prior to surgery
Yes. Speak with your eye doctor
Yes. Speak with your eye doctor since it depends on your job
Yes, you can get monovision where one eye is tuned to distance and one eye is tuned to near
Yes and many times better than 20/20
Some patients may need glasses after LASIK to see as sharp as possible
Yes LASIK can correct astigmatism
Some patients may require reading glasses after LASIK
No, there is no way to tell by looking at the eye if it has had previous LASIK
The eye may change with age and may cause the patient to need a prescription for glasses or contacts after the surgery
That depends on many factors in the eye. Speak to you eye doctor to see if you are a candidate
You must speak to your eye doctor because there are many parameters to look at
We usually insert an eyelid holder called a speculum prior to surgery to prevent the patient from blinking
Depending on the complexity of your case, cataract surgery can take anywhere from 5 minutes to over 30 minutes
Most patients have an improvement by the very next day in their vision but the vision continues to improve over the next week
Many patients can read the clock across the room immediately after surgery but it can feel like some Vaseline has been put on their glasses. It usually clears up several hours later and especially by the next morning
LASIK eye surgery reshapes your cornea as if there is a custom contact lens molded onto your cornea. This allows the light rays to focus on your retina so you can experience clearer vision
Studies have shown that LASIK surgery is cheaper than the cost of contact lenses over many years
You should try not to push or rub on your eyes to prevent the flap from dislodging. If you flap becomes shifted, your surgeon will need to reposition it
When the corneal flap is created, corneal nerves will be severed which can cause dry eye