Is “All Laser” LASIK the same as Bladefree LASIK?
Maybe. Contrary to popular belief, LASIK is not an “all-laser” procedure, due to the use of the microkeratome blade. Bladeless is one of the few laser technologies available today for use in the first step of the LASIK procedure and only LASIK procedures that use the femtosecond laser can be considered “all-laser.”
Your doctor can explain the difference between other procedures that may be advertised as “all laser,” such as LASEK, PRK or epi-LASIK or ASA– all of which are surface ablation procedures. Because they are performed without creating a corneal flap, these procedures generally require longer healing time and frequently involve more discomfort and a delay in visual recovery.
So don’t get fooled by terms like epilasik or bladeless laser. These are not the same as bladefree lasik.
Bladefree LASIK is offered at New Vision centers in Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Vadodara.