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Blade vs. Bladeless LASIK Surgery

One way of comparing LASIK surgical techniques is to consider the differences between blade vs. bladeless LASIK. "Blade" refers to a surgical instrument called a microkeratome. In the traditional version of LASIK surgery, the microkeratome blade gently makes an incision in the cornea, which creates the hinged corneal flap through which the LASIK surgeon accesses the deeper layer of cornea for reshaping.

With the evolution of laser technology came the development of a bladeless LASIK surgery technique. Bladeless LASIK surgery is an all-laser technique. One type of laser creates the corneal flap, and another type of laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue to improve vision.

If you are considering your LASIK surgery options in the Sacramento area, Dr. Stephen Wilmarth is committed to providing you with all the information you need to make educated choices about your vision. Dr. Wilmarth prefers the bladeless LASIK method for those patients who are good candidates. During his decades of LASIK surgery experience, Dr. Wilmarth has found bladeless yields:

  • Optimal vision results

  • Fewer complications

  • Fewer revision surgeries

We can help you choose the LASIK surgery technique or LASIK alternative option that will achieve your vision goals.

To learn more about our Sacramento, Folsom, Rocklin and Roseville LASIK surgery services, please contact Wilmarth Eye to schedule a free consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.