Bladeless LASIK, is an all-laser procedure that enhances the safety and success of traditional LASIK. While traditional LASIK utilizes a hand-held microkeratome blade to create the corneal flap needed to access the inner layers of the cornea, bladeless LASIK uses a femtosecond laser to precisely and gently create the flap. By eliminating the use of the blade, bladeless LASIK reduced the risk of complications and improved the precision of laser vision correction.
No-Cut LASIK eliminates the need for any cutting at all. Consequently, it provides the safest and most patient friendly option to our patients. At the time of the procedure, a drop is placed on the cornea that allows Dr. Belmont to brush aside its outermost cells. The excimer laser then reshapes the cornea to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia. Once the excimer laser has reshaped the cornea, a bandage contact lens is placed to cover and protect the eye. Patients wear the contact lenses day and night for a few days, until the surface cells on the cornea have grown back. The bandage contact lenses are then removed in-office in the course of the first follow-up after No-Cut LASIK.