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May 27

Well, it seems that equating the IntraLase to the height of military prowess wasn't such a flight of verbal fancy after all. The US navy recently conducted an important study on the same technology we use at YELC, finding it superior to the microkeratome (or blade) and other excimer lasers. Yet more proof that the VisX Star S4 and IntraLase are the very best of whats available.

Well aware that we boast the kind of technology that impresses the US Navy, journalisticintuition tingled at Macleans and reporters descended upon Yonge Eglinton Laser so swiftly that the little slips of paper labeled Press flew out of their fedoras like so many autumn leaves. They grilled us about the goings-on a

May 5
Yes, its possible. If the problem occurs, it typically takes place on the day of surgery, and the likelihood of its occurrence is less than 2%. Well float the flap back into place and that takes care of the problem.Late dislocations are also a possibility, albeit a faint one. Weve had 3 patients in the past 10 years experiencing direct blows to the eye that disloacted the flap.We repaired thempromptlyand all patients recovered excellent vision. Interestingly, since switching to IntraLase, we haven't encountered a single flap dislocation.
May 5

People often ask us why we use the Intralase for flap creation when the long-established microkeratome (blade) technique is the height of safety and effectiveness. Well, inquisitive readers, rest assured that we here at the Young Eglinton Laser Centre in Toronto weighed in our minds the respective benefits of these techniques and concluded that the IntraLase easily justifies its status as our preferred means of flap creation. In fact, we like IntraLase so much, we no longer use microkeratome at all!

For our patients, the fact that we use IntraLaseis an assurancethat they are getting the best possible flap on their cornea with the utmost attention to their safety.For

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May 5

In addition to making the cornealflap, new developments have extended use of the IntraLase into the realm of therapeutic applications. This means that patients requiring a corneal transplant can now be operated on with a laser using a process called IEK, or IntraLase Enabled Keratoplasty.

The cornea is a very thin curved tissue on the front of the eye which functions like a lens. We can often use a laser to reshape the cornea and eliminate the need to wear glasses. However, there are many people with corneal problemswhich cannot be correctedvia laser. A corneal transplant may correct the problem by putting a new, clear window in place, but the healing process is prolonged, and there is often a considerable amount of astigmatism afterwards.

This is where IntraLase

May 5

The answer, inquisitive reader? Lots! Perhaps even oodles, if were in a daring, exclamatory sort of mood.

Since we received the IntraLase laser two years ago, it has been nothing short of fantastic.It makes the process of creating the flap for LASIK much more comfortable. Its amazing to watch the mini bubbles forming in the cornea, each one so close to the next that a perfect flap is formed.

We made another exciting leap forward when we recently upgraded to the FS 60 model, which means an even faster and smoother flap formation. The FS 60 cuts the formation time by more than half, thus allowing us to make the flap in less than half a minute. This, in turn, allows us to make the laser spots even closer together, ultimately translating into an even smoother flap surface.<

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