What is Blade-FREE LASIK?

Are you seeking a Maryland LASIK surgery expert? Are you interested in a practice that can deliver LASIK surgeon expertise and the latest technology to ensure a quality outcome? We are confident you will get one the best overall experiences in the Cambridge and Easton, Maryland area for LASIK eye surgery at the Midshore Surgical Eye Center. Our Blade-free LASIK page is dedicated to explaining what is blade-less LASIK and how this can impact your LASIK visual outcome. Please feel free to read more below regarding Bladeless LASIK surgery. When LASIK first arrived as a laser vision correction procedure, a microkeratome was used to create the corneal flap. (To learn more about traditional LASIK please visit our LASIK eye surgery page) Over the years ophthalmologists have found that when complications arise from LASIK they are typically from a poorly created corneal flap. Unlike mechanical instruments, the IntraLase blade-free LASIK technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what's best for your eyes.

Then the IntraLase laser creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea-without ever cutting it. This process is done in a series of steps:

  • Ultra-fast pulses of laser light position microscopic bubbles at a precise depth predetermined by your doctor.
  • The laser light passes harmlessly through your cornea. Then the laser creates rows of these bubbles just beneath your corneal surface as it moves back and forth across your eye in a uniform plane.
  • Next, the IntraLase laser stacks bubbles around your corneal diameter to create the edges of your flap. These bubbles are stacked at an angle that is determined by your doctor and is individualized to the way your eye is shaped.
  • The process takes only about 30 seconds from start to finish- it's quiet and it's comfortable.
  • Your doctor then gently lifts the flap to allow for the second step of your LASIK treatment. When treatment is complete, the flap is gently put back into position and the healing process begins.

Intralase Technology

Intralase TechnologyThe IntraLase technology is possible through the advancement of femtosecond lasers. There are multiple femtosecond lasers on the market now including the Ziemer ZLASIK femtosecond laser and the new femtosecond laser from Bausch & Lomb called Victus


If you are researching LASIK at this point you are thinking about life without the hassles of glasses and contacts but what about Blade-FREE LASIK? Why would Blade-FREE LASIK be a better choice than conventional LASIK?

Not only do patients prefer the Intralase® Blade-FREE LASIK experience but there is clinical evidence that Intralase® blade free LASIK method provides more patients with 20/20 vision than mechanical microkeratome methods. When making your decision about LASIK there are numerous advantages of LASIK without a Blade, also called Intralase® Blade-FREE LASIK. The advantages of Intralase® Blade-FREE LASIK are as follows:

  • One of the biggest advantages of the Intralase® Blade-FREE LASIK method is that is is SIMPLY safer. SAFETY must play a role in your decision to have LASIK eye surgery, after all, these are your only eyes. More than 600,000 procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the IntraLase Method. Here are some ways why Intralase is safer than conventional LASIK eye surgery

If you seeking a certified Maryland Intralase surgeon, Dr. Emmert-Buck is an excellent choice with exceptional surgical skills and the passion to deliver the best patient care. At Midshore Surgical Eye Center, we are dedicated making each patient’s personal experience wonderful. Unlike other Maryland LASIK centers whose main concern is getting as many LASIK surgeries as possible, Midshore Surgical Eye Center instead chooses to focus more on each LASIK case so that no mistakes are made and the outcome is among the best. Be sure to do your research and if there are Maryland LASIK surgeons with lawsuits be sure to reconsider your choice. There is no need to select a bad LASIK surgeon just because they are on TV.

Midshore Surgical Eye Center would like to provide you with a FREE initial consultation to discuss your LASIK candidacy to show you why our center has been engineered with quality and patient care in mind. During your consultation Dr. Emmert -Buck or Dr. Schindler, will be able to discuss our LASIK success rate and show you the cumulative results of our LASIK patients.

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