About IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK)

IntraLASIK, also called IntraLase and most popularly called iLASIK, is a completely blade free technique that is used in the first step of the LASIK procedure, which is to create the corneal flap. Once the corneal flap is prepared, an excimer laser is used on the inner cornea to correct the vision.

The intralase method uses tiny rapid pulses of laser to create the corneal flap in the eye instead of using a metal blade or scalpel like in the classic LASIK technique. The IntraLase laser creates the flap below the surface of the cornea without the need of cutting the cornea.

IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK) Procedure

IntraLASIK takes less than 15 seconds to perform per eye, and the whole LASIK surgery takes up to 10 minutes.  Numbing drops and other medications will be used in the eye to relax the patient. The patient will lie on their back in a reclining chair. The laser will harmlessly pass through the cornea and create rows of bubbles beneath the corneal surface by moving back and forth across the eye. The IntraLase laser will stack bubbles around the corneas diameter to create edges of the flap that are determined by the ophthalmologist. Then the flap will be gently lifted to allow for the second step of the LASIK treatment. Once the treatment is completed, the flap will easily get back into position and start healing.

Suitable Patients for IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK)

IntraLase eye surgery can be an option for patients if they have any one of these vision problems:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia) – the eyeball is slightly longer than normal or when the cornea curves sharply. The light rays focus in front of the retina and blur distant vision. Objects that are closer can be seen clearly but those that are away can’t be seen.
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia) – eyeball is shorter than average or the cornea is too flat that light focuses behind the retina instead of focusing on it. This makes the near vision and sometimes the distant vision blurry.
  • Astigmatism – the cornea curves or flattens unevenly. Astigmatism disrupts focus of near and distant vision.
  • Both male and female patients who are at good health condition
  • Patients who are healthy both mentally and physically
  • Patients over the age of 18

Before IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK)

• Patients will be taken through some tests before the surgery. The eye will be valuated by using a wavefront guided technology and the shape and contour of the cornea will be measured

• Patients must stop wearing soft contact lenses 7 days before the surgery, toric lenses 2 weeks before the surgery and rigid gas permeable lenses 3 weeks before the surgery

• Patients must arrange for someone to come to the surgery with them and to assist them after the surgery

After IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK)

• Patients will be prescribed medication and eye drops to use after the surgery

• Patients may be asked to wear a shield over the eye at night until the eye heals

• Vision won’t be clear straight away after the surgery. It will take about 2 to 3 months after the surgery for the eye to heal and vision to stabilize

• Cosmetics can start to be worn after a few weeks from the surgery

• Patients must not watch TV or work on a computer after the surgery

• Patients must avoid shampoo in the eyes for a week

Risks of IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK)

LASIK eye surgery performed with IntraLase is performed with a minimal risk of complications although like every surgery there are some risks like

• Undercorrection – if the laser removes less tissue than needed, desired result won’t be achieved

• Overcorrection – if the laser removes too much tissue from the eye

• Visual loss or change – rarely patients may experience loss of vision due to surgical complications

• Astigmatism – caused by uneven tissue removal

• Glare, halos and double vision – may be difficulty seeing at night. Glare or halos or double vision can occur around bright lights

• Dry eyes – LASIK can cause a temporary decrease in tear production. Eyes can feel dry up to 6 months from the surgery. Eye drops can be used to help

• Infection

Definition

Cornea – transparent part of the eye covering the iris and pupil

Anesthetic drops – drops given to numb to eye so the patient does not feel any discomfort during the surgery and being awake

Corneal flap – flap created during surgery, created by cutting through the corneal epithelium

First day of IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK)

The patient will attend a consultation with the ophthalmologist and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the treatment. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the clinic the next day.

Second day of IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK)

IntraLASIK Eye Surgery, (iLASIK) will be performed. IntraLASIK surgery usually takes up to 10 minutes per eye. The surgery can be performed on both eyes on the same day if needed. Once the surgery is over and the patient is feeling better the patient can then go to their settlement with someone accompanying.

Third day of IntraLASIK Eye Surgery (iLASIK)

Patients will attend a post surgery check up and consultation. If they are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and the surgery results were all successful; the patients are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to go back to their normal routine.

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What is IntraLASIK Eye Surgery?

IntraLASIK eye surgery is a type of Lasik surgery, in which Femtosecond laser device is used to create the flap in the cornea, instead of using a scalpel or metal blade. This makes the surgery painless and less harmful.

How is IntraLASIK Eye Surgery done?

IntraLASIK takes less than 15 seconds to perform per eye, and the whole LASIK surgery takes up to 10 minutes.  Numbing drops and other medications will be used in the eye to relax the patient. The patient will lie on their back in a reclining chair. The laser will harmlessly pass through the cornea and create rows of bubbles beneath the corneal surface by moving back and forth across the eye. The IntraLASIK laser will stack bubbles around the corneas diameter to create edges of the flap, which are determined by the ophthalmologist. Then the flap will be gently lifted to allow for the second step of the LASIK treatment. Once the treatment is completed, the flap will easily get back into position and start healing.

How long does IntraLASIK Eye Surgery take?

IntraLASIK eye surgery takes around 10 – 15 minutes to perform per eye.

How long do I need to stay at hospital?

IntraLASIK eye surgery is done on an outpatient basis so the patient is sent home after the surgery. The patient will need assistance after the surgery to go home and for a few days after the surgery as the eye may be covered for protection.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for IntraLASIK Eye surgery is 2-3 days including consultation before the surgery and after the surgery.

Who can have InrtraLASIK Eye Surgery?

IntraLASIK surgery can be performed on patients with

  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism

IntraLASIK surgery can be done on both males on females over the age of 18.

When can I return to work?

Patients can return to work 2 days after the surgery.

Are there any risks of IntraLASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK eye surgery performed with IntraLase is performed with a minimal risk of complications although like every surgery there are some risks like

• Undercorrection – if the laser removes less tissue than needed, desired result won’t be achieved

• Overcorrection – if the laser removes too much tissue from the eye

• Visual loss or change – rarely patients may experience loss of vision due to surgical complications

• Astigmatism – caused by uneven tissue removal

• Glare, halos and double vision – may be difficulty seeing at night. Glare or halos or double vision can occur around bright lights

• Dry eyes – LASIK can cause a temporary decrease in tear production. Eyes can feel dry up to 6 months from the surgery. Eye drops can be used to help

• Infection

Devices used in LASIK Eye Surgery

During IntraLASIK eye surgery an IntraLase Femtosecond Laser device is used to create a flap in the cornea.

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