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by Emily Jacob (2019-04-08)

LASIK corrective eye surgery Lutazene may have encountered medical terms like blade or bladeless LASIK. There are many other terms that can appear fairly intimidating to the average person but as a potential candidate for LASIK surgery, it is essential to be able to understand the differences between the two, and how it can potentially benefit your vision. Traditionally, LASIK surgery has been performed with a blade known as a microkeratome to create a hinged flap in the cornea, which is the clear part of the eye. The flap would then be folded back to reveal the inner layer of the cornea known as the stroma. A very precise laser, known as an excimer laser, would then be used to specifically burn out the corneal tissues, thus reshaping the eye and correcting any refractive error. After this step, the eye surgeon would then replace the flap back over the cornea, ensuring that it is not misaligned. On the other hand, the more recent version of LASIK, also known as bladeless or custom wavefront LASIK, uses a femtosecond laser to create the flap of the eye. As you can probably already tell, this version of LASIK corrective eye surgery does not require the use of a physical or surgical blade and is often marketed as 'bladeless LASIK'. This has caused concern with some surgeons as the use of the word 'bladeless' implies that traditional LASIK is a scarier and less comfortable form of laser eye surgery. This would, in turn, mean reduced surgeries due to apprehension and thus reduced profits for the surgeons. In both these types of LASIK surgeries, it is the making of the flap that is the common foundation. It is well-known that a more accurate flap can be made with the bladeless LASIK procedure, with better reliability. A purely laser based procedure can also decrease the possibility of certain complications such as flap dislocation, partial flaps, flap infections and so on. However, a highly experienced eye surgeon can also create a flap just as accurately and as well, as if it were a bladeless LASIK procedure. One of the negative consequences that can happen as a result of bladeless LASIK surgery is an increased in light sensitivity, although it is rare. In addition, the bladeless LASIK is slightly more expensive than traditional LASIK, as it costs an extra $300 per eye. All in all, LASIK surgery is a risk-free corrective eye surgery procedure. Whether or not you would like to have traditional or bladeless LASIK surgery is entirely up to you. If you find out that your desired surgeon has an excellent track record and plenty of surgical experience, then it is better to choose them over a cheaper option. Otherwise, if you prefer the accuracy and precision of a machine, then bladeless LASIK is the way to go.