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Latest Advances In Lasik Eye Surgery

Aug 18, 2007
It was only towards the very end of the last decade that the excimer laser was approved by the FDA for lasik eye surgery. But within ten years there has been a whole host of companies which have jumped into the race for capturing the largest share of the very lucrative LASIK eye surgery market. The good thing about it is that there are now companies which are ready to pump in the dollars to carry out research and bring in new advancements.

One of the newest addition to the LASIK eye surgery technology is the machine called Intralase. This machine makes the metal blade redundant during a this surgery. Here flap creation is also done with the help of laser. So with the help of Intralase one can actually complete the entire surgery only using lasers. This makes the operation an all-laser surgery.

The greatest USP of Intralase is that it significantly reduces the risks of flap complications. When one is using the microkeratome to create the flap on the cornea there are risks of complications. These would include a flap being cut too thin, that the flap can tear, or may be it will not cut completely. Once you start using Intralase, such possibilities are almost done away with.

The two things that go against intralase is that it is a relatively new procedure so patients might be a bit apprehensive. Also the operation time marginally increases with Intralase.

Another great innovation is Iris registration. Previously, lasers followed the patient's eye moving up, down, left or right. Therefore as long as you move your eye left or right or up or down the laser beam can track the movement of the eye fine. However, there are other ways in which you can move your eye. For example, you can you're your eye closer to the laser or away from it.

Iris registration can track such movements and relay them to the laser so that the operation becomes more accurate. So is the case with you eye rotating. You can rotate you eye clockwise or anti-clockwise, which previous lasers wouldn't have tracked. But Iris registration doesn't fail here too. This is truly a remarkable progress in the field of this operation.

New innovations are made every day and many of the new technologies are awaiting to be released in to the market once they receive the necessary approvals from FDA.
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