Dr. Jackson uses the most advanced IntraLase technology to create the flap with infrared laser energy, in pulses of one quadrillionth of a second. It uses tiny, rapid pulses of laser light to create your corneal flap. Each pulse of light passes through the top layers of your cornea and forms a microscopic bubble at an exact depth and position within your eye that is determined by Dr. Jackson. The laser moves back and forth across your eye, creating a uniform layer of bubbles just beneath your corneal surface. The corneal flap is created by gently separating the tissue where these bubbles have formed and then gently laid back so the LASIK treatment can be performed. Once the flap has been created, the laser is used to reshape the cornea to correct your refractive error.
Dr. Jackson uses the latest excimer laser in the market – the Technolas 217z. The excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea. The actual technique used depends on the level of correction needed for your eyesight. This is determined prior to treatment, when Dr. Jackson uses your exam results to program the laser.