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iLASIK  the Blade Free LASIK

iLASIK has the following advantages:

  • The LASIK flap is made with a femtosecond laser called the Intralase. The flap is blade free, small air bubles are created just below the corneal surface
  • Thinner precision flaps allow patients with thinner corneas a second option over just PRK
  • Reduced risks that are associated with the standard Microkeratome(Blade)
  • Rapid recovery of good vision usually within 24 hours
  • Minimal discomfort lasting less than 1 day
  • Less tendency of haze formation than in surface PRK
  • Less tendency to regress, so less risk of enhancement
  • Reduced frequency of post-operative eye drops
  • Reduced frequency of follow up visits


How it Works

LASIK is an acronym for Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is essentially a combination procedure using an instrument known as a microkeratome and laser surgery (PRK) to correct for focusing problems in the eye.

During the LASIK procedure, a flap is typically created in the cornea using a special microsurgical blade (microkeratome). We are proud to announce we are one of only three premium centres in British Columbia to offer our LASIK Edmonton / Vancouver patients the advanced iLASIK procedure, a blade free LASIK flap. To learn more about this technology go to and check out the video.

Once the flap is created the excimer laser is then used to remove a microscopic layer of tissue from the deeper layer of the cornea to correct the refractive problem. This is in contrast to surface PRK where the tissue is removed from the surface of the cornea. After the laser reshapes the cornea, the flap of tissue created by the microkeratome is then repositioned on the top surface of the eye, where it adheres strongly after a few minutes without sutures. LASIK is the most common type of laser vision correction today

with iLASIK being the the preferred choice.

If you are myopic (nearsighted) the laser phase of your LASIK surgery reduces the curvature of your cornea to focus light on to the retina.

If you are hyperopic (farsighted) the laser phase of your LASIK surgery increases the curvature of the cornea to focus light on to the retina.

If you have astigmatism the laser phase of your LASIK surgery selectively alters the curvature of the cornea so that the light is focussed at a point on the retina rather than 2 focal lines.


Who Qualifies for iLASIK?

Almost everyone qualifies for iLASIK even patients that were only PRK candidates in the past.  Candidates for iLASIK surgery must generally meet the following conditions:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have stable vision for at least one year prior to the time of surgery
  • Have a full eye examination to rule out conditions that may contraindicate surgery
  • Have a refractive problem within the range of effective treatment
  • Be fully informed of the benefits and possible complications following iLASIK surgery
  • Not currently taking certain medications that may be contraindications to iLASIK surgery (notably Accutane & Amiodarone)