If you've done your research about LASIK surgery for vision correction, you've probably come across the terms "blade" vs. "bladeless" LASIK. While the majority of LASIK eye surgery is done with a laser, a flap must be cut in the cornea in order to be able to reshape the underlying tissue causing your vision errors. This flap can be cut in two ways: either with a specialized tool called a microkeratome or with a femtosecond laser.
Both blade and bladeless LASIK techniques are considered highly effective and safe, but Dr. Stephen Wilmarth only offers bladeless surgery.. The benefits of bladeless LASIK include:
- More predictable and precise flap creation
- Less risk of complications in creating the flap
- Less risk of vision problems due to the flap
- Less need for revision eye surgery later in life
Traditional vs. All-Laser LASIK
Bladeless LASIK, also called "all-laser," is performed exactly the same as traditional "blade" LASIK except that the corneal flap is created using a sophisticated laser instead of the microkeratome. While both versions of LASIK surgery are widely used with an incredibly high success rate, Dr. Wilmarth prefers to use the latest, most advanced technology in order to provide his patients with the absolute best eye care.
Although Dr. Wilmarth prefers the all-laser technique, he has also performed many traditional LASIK surgeries and is highly skilled in both versions.
Dr. Wilmarth uses the advanced Zeimer system to perform bladeless LASIK.
This advanced platform is state-of-the-art and highly reliable with an excellent safety profile..
If you're interested in correcting your vision through LASIK and ditching your glasses or contact lenses, call Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center at 916-850-3060 today. We serve residents of Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, and the greater Sacramento areas.