Bladeless LASIK?

Many Laser Vision Correction centres now advertise LASIK surgery without using a blade to cut the LASIK flap. They use a Femtosecond laser instead (Intralase™) to make the flap rather than a mechanical keratome which uses a disposable metal blade.There is a vast amount of marketing information produced by the manufacturer of the Femtosecond laser that it can reduce complications and enhance accuracy. However less-biased researchers conclude there is little difference between the blade and bladeless technologies in their clinical results. BoydVision still uses the mechanical blade system for two main reasons. It is arguably equally precise in cutting the flap, but definitely easier to re-lift the flap with any retreatment (thereby avoiding unnecessary flap tears). It also keeps laser eye surgery much more affordable.