IntraLase® Candidates Can Enjoy a Comfortable Procedure that Delivers Clearer Vision
If you suffer with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, an IntraLase® procedure can help you live free of glasses and contact lenses. This refractive surgical procedure uses a computer-guided laser to create a hinged flap in the outer layer of the cornea. Next, an excimer laser is used to reshape the center layer of the cornea, allowing light to focus properly on the retina. IntraLase® is a safe and effective procedure that can correct your vision with little risk of complications and minimal recovery time.
Dr. Andrew Holzman has decades of experience performing refractive surgery, and can determine if Intralase® surgery is right for you. To learn more about the essential characteristics of Intralase® candidates, contact our practice serving the greater Washington, D.C., area today and schedule your consultation.
The Latest Technology
Dr. Holzman is a leader in laser vision correction, and he is dedicated to incorporating the best technologies into his practice. The newest laser from IntraLase®, the iFS laser, makes laser vision correction surgery safer, more controlled, and more efficient. The iFS laser can make incredibly accurate incisions when creating the corneal flap, resulting in improved comfort and healing following surgery. This precision makes laser vision correction a suitable treatment for more patients. For example, while patients with thin corneas often cannot undergo traditional LASIK, they may be candidates for IntraLase®.
Determining Your Candidacy for IntraLase®
You may be a great candidate for IntraLase® if you:
- Are in good overall and ocular health
- Do not suffer from glaucoma, cataracts, or other eye diseases
- Are at least 18 years old
- Do not suffer with dry eye syndrome
- Have had a stable vision prescription a year or more
- Are not currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy
You may be precluded from IntraLase® if you suffer with keratoconus (deterioration of the cornea), diabetes, or diseases that compromise the immune system. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding will need to postpone their laser vision correction treatment since fluctuating hormone levels can affect eyesight. Dr. Holzman will conduct an in-depth analysis to make certain that this procedure is right for you.
The IntraLase® Procedure
Before surgery, patients receive anesthetic eye drops to maintain comfort throughout the procedure. Next, Dr. Holzman applies a comfortable device designed to keep the eyelids open. Dr. Holzman will use the IntraLase® software to guide the iFS laser in creating a flap in the epithelium, or outer layer of the cornea. Next, he will fold back the flap to access the stroma, or inner corneal layer. The excimer laser will then vaporize tiny portions of the stroma to refine its shape. Finally, the flap is replaced, and you can leave our office. Patients often experience an immediate improvement in vision that will continue to improve as they heal.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
More patients than ever before can achieve freedom from eyeglasses and contact lenses, and begin seeing the world clearly with their own eyes. To find out if you are a candidate for IntraLase®, or to learn more about the benefits of the procedure, please contact us today and schedule your consultation.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.