“Bladeless, all-laser LASIK” is here. Dr. Michael Paveloff is one of the first and only LASIK surgeons in the Tri-Counties offering IntraLase. This state-of-the-art technology makes the LASIK procedure safer and more precise than ever before.

With IntraLase, pulses of light create a corneal flap, which is then gently lifted, allowing the next step of LASIK – reshaping the cornea - to be performed. Following the LASIK treatment, the corneal flap is securely repositioned into place. This bladeless, computer-guided technology is more accurate than most of the mechanical microkeratomes (hand-held devices with a thin metal blade) that surgeons may also use to create a corneal flap.

IntraLase has been used successfully in hundreds of thousands of LASIK procedures and we trust this advanced technology to continue to deliver exceptional results. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding visual outcomes. In clinical studies;

  • The vision in the IntraLase-treated eye was preferred up to 3 to 1 over the vision in the microkeratome-treated eye.
  • More patients achieved 20/20 vision or better when IntraLase was used to create the corneal flap.

Because of the superior accuracy of the IntraLase laser, certain patients who were previously considered as non-candidates for LASIK are now able to have the procedure.

How IntraLase Works

Unlike the microkeratome, IntraLase technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what is best for your eye. The IntraLase laser then creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea – without ever cutting it. How?

  1. Ultra-fast pulses of light position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth determined by Dr. Paveloff
  2. The laser light passes harmlessly through the cornea. The laser then creates rows of these bubbles just beneath the corneal surface as it moves back and forth across the eye in a uniform plane.
  3. Next, the IntraLase laser stacks bubbles around your corneal diameter to create the edges of the flap. These bubbles are stacked at an angle that is determined by Dr. Paveloff and is customized to the way each individual’s eye is shaped.
  4. The process takes only about 30 seconds and is quiet and comfortable.
  5. Dr. Paveloff then gently lifts the flap to allow for the second step of the LASIK procedure. When the treatment is complete, the flap easily “locks” back into position and rapidly begins to heal.