Custom Ultra- LASIK

This is a new and extremely high-tech process using a femtosecond laser to create the LASIK flap, eliminating mechanical (blade-based) cutting. Currently, there is only one manufacturer of this type of laser with approvals for use in the US, Irvine-based IntraLase Corp. This technology affords precision in control of flap dimensions (diameter, depth, reproducibility, etc.) that are not always attainable with mechanical microkeratome systems.

While this is a very exciting technology, and the 'bladeless' marketing campaign has been very effective, the equipment is quite costly; so an added fee is passed along to the consumer.Reasonable professionals including very experienced LASIK surgeons will differ in their opinions about the merits of IntraLase "All-Laser" LASIK compared to other options.