Blade-FREE LASIK

Passaic and Bergen, New Jersey area clients of Eye Care Associates of New Jersey can now enjoy the safer, quicker and more effective LASIK laser vision correction with the IntraLase™ FemtoSecond Technology for flap creation on the cornea. Combined with our Advanced CustomVue™ LASIK using WaveFront Technology for precise Excimer Laser treatment to reshape the cornea, laser vision correction is now 100% Blade-Free with much improved visual outcomes; and lowered risks and complications.

The patients of Eye Associates of New Jersey can now elect for vision correction surgery with more confidence than ever before. Blade-free LASIK using the IntraLase Method offers incomparable safety and optimal precision with the only fully automated and laser-controlled laser vision correction procedure. If you are seeking LASIK in New Jersey or LASIK in Elmwood Park, New Jersey now is a great time to call us at  (201) 797-5100 for an explanation of this state-of-the-art LASIK technology.

Microkeratome versus IntraLase Flap Creation

What’s the difference? Traditional LASIK involves manually creating a corneal flap the doctor will gently fold back so that the LASIK procedure will be performed. A microkeratome, a hand-held oscillating blade is what doctors normally used to create the flap.

With the IntraLase method, pulses of laser light create your corneal flap, which is then lifted so the next step of LASIK—the reshaping of your cornea—can be performed. When your LASIK treatment is over, the flap is securely repositioned into place. This bladeless, computer-guided technology is 100% more accurate than most of the mechanical microkeratomes that surgeons may also use to create a corneal flap.

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Intralase LASIK Procedure
with Fear-o-meter and Pain-o-meter

[GRAPHIC CONTENT. Viewer Discretion Advised] Watch this independent patient review of Intralase and see what happens to the eye during the procedure.

[SmarterEveryDay. Intralase LASIK Procedure with Fear-o-meter and Pain-o-meter [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2015 Jun 1]. Available from: https://youtu.be/Hv8Ee3YlgMU]

IntraLase Assurance and Comfort

The IntraLase method has been used successfully on 5 million procedures and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results.

Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision. LASIK with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this—while it delivers the added assurance of knowing you’re being treated with the most advanced technology.

☑ IntraLase Method is Prefered by Patients

In a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a microkeratomes in one eye and the IntraLase Method in the other, patients preferred the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye 3:1 over the microkeratomes among those who stated a preference.

[Durrie D. Randomized Prospective Clinical Study of LASIK: IntraLase Laser versus Mechanical Keratome. [Presentation] Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology & the International Society of Refractive Surgery. 2004]

☑ IntraLase Method Lowers Post-Operative Complications

In a a retrospective analysis 24 eyes that underwent IntraLase and 60 eyes that underwent Microkeratome, no intraoperative complications occurred with IntraLase and more typical postoperative complications were found in the Microkeratome treated eyes.

[Davis E. Lindstrom R.. Early Experience with the 30 kHz IntraLase. Ocular Surgery News. 2005]

☑ IntraLase Reduces Retreatment Rates

In a retrospective review of 510 IntraLase-created LASIK flaps and 500 microkeratome cases,  0% percent needed enhancement/retreatment in the IntraLase group versus a 5.8 percent in the microkeratome group.

[Manger III C.. Enhancement Rates of IntraLase Laser and Microkeratome-Assisted LASIK. [Presentation] Congress of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. 2004]

In another retrospective study of the same year (2004), 250 consecutive myopic eyes treated using IntraLase were compared with 250 consecutive myopic eyes. Of those treated with IntraLase, only 1.2% (3) of IntraLase eyes versus 4.8 percent (12) of microkeratome eyes underwent re-treatment.

[Kornstein H. IntraLase and the Incidence of LASIK Retreatment in Myopic Eyes. [Presentation] Congress of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. 2004]

☑ IntraLase Improves Visual Outcomes

In a study of 88 patients who had LASIK, each eye randomized for flap creation with either IntraLase or microkeratome, significant visual acuity improvements were demonstrated in the IntraLase-treated eyes. Additionally, results for eyes receiving traditional LASIK with IntraLase outperformed those for eyes receiving Custom LASIK with a microkeratome. More patients achieved 20/20 or better vision with IntraLase-initiated LASIK. And the IntraLase laser created fewer high- and low-order aberrations, which can affect quality of vision and be associated with night glare and halos.

[Durrie D. Randomized Prospective Clinical Study of LASIK: IntraLase Laser versus Mechanical Keratome. [Presentation] Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology & the International Society of Refractive Surgery. 2004]

How the IntraLase Method Works

Unlike mechanical instruments, IntraLase technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of a flap based on what’s best for the eye. Then the IntraLase laser creates the flap from below the surface of the cornea—without ever cutting it. How?

  1. Ultra–fast pulses of laser light position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth determined by an eye surgeon
  2. The laser light passes harmlessly through the cornea. Then the laser creates rows of these bubbles just beneath the corneal surface as it moves back and forth across the eye in a uniform plane.
  3. Next, the IntraLase laser stacks bubbles around the corneal diameter to create the edges of the flap. These bubbles are stacked at an angle that is determined by the eye surgeon and is individualized to the way an eye is shaped.
  4. The process takes only about 17 seconds from start to finish— it’s quiet and it’s comfortable.
  5. The eye surgeon then gently lifts the flap to allow for the second step of of LASIK treatment. When treatment is complete, the flap easily “locks” back into position and rapidly begins to heal.
  6. Because of the superior accuracy of the IntraLase method, certain patients who were ineligible for LASIK may now be able to have treatment.

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