- The thickness and diameter of the flap can be individually determined. As opposed to with the microkeratome, the thickness of the flap can be determined with almost 100% precision. Patients with a critical corneal thickness for classic LASIK treatment are thus once again eligible for an optical laser intervention.
- The risk of infection is lower than with classic LASIK because there is no contact between the eye and a mechanical instrument.
- Fewer Retreatments: The number of LASIK retreatments (or enhancements) is significantly lower for laser-created corneal flaps, avoiding the patient inconvenience of subsequent surgeries and the increased surgeon costs entailed with re operations.
- Persons with a particularly steep or flat cornea were at increased

Wavefront guided IntraLasik

Wavefront LASIK is the latest generation technology used to treat refractive visual errors, as used for example with Bausch & Lomb's Zyoptix Platform. It provides the most technologically advanced measurement of your optical system, enabling the surgeon to plan a treatment that exactly matches individual vision errors. A surgeon or optical technician uses the aberrometer to generate your Wavefront map. Software then converts the map into an individualised treatment profile based on the information collected to treat your prescription. This information is then transferred electronically to the computer controlling the laser which then calculates the shot pattern. The surgeon then utilises this information to perform your actual procedure by accurately placing, with the aid of the eye tracker, the laser pulses at the correct position on the cornea.