TLC Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Centre
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
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.<
All lasers treat major imperfections of the eye, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Yet there are other irregularities that we notice most in the dark. For example, when we drive at night, we notice that the headlights of oncoming cars are not distinct, small points of light, but are instead rather indistinct, appearing to flare and spread. What causes this phenomenon? Our pupils enlarge - or dilate - at night, and the edges of our lens and cornea contribute more to the images we see. These edges make lights appear to flare and spread.
These irregularities are also known as higher order aberrations. What makes the VisX laser and its component CustomVue laser system so remarkable is its ability to provide treatment which corrects these aberrations in addition to nearsightedness