Tulane is pleased to offer the latest technology in laser vision correction—iLASIK™. The iLASIK procedure is revolutionized by the use of two computer-guided lasers instead of one as in earlier generations of LASIK. This state-of-the-art, “blade-free” technology begins with a customized WaveScan map of the eye, which serves as a precise guide for treatment. The next important step involves the creation of the corneal flap through what is called the “IntraLase Method. Through this “bladeless” method, your eye surgeon uses iLASIK technology to send pulses of light through the top layers of cornea, forming a sheet of microscopic bubbles beneath the surface. The bubbles allow gentle separation of layers to form the corneal flap that is lifted. A second laser is used to make the precise correction for the eye being treated. Then, your eye surgeon will reposition the corneal flap, and the procedure is complete.
It is estimated that 290 million people worldwide are candidates for the iLASIK procedure for vision correction. All branches of the U.S. military and NASA recently approved LASIK for their members. Should iLASIK not be right for you, your eye surgeon will discuss with you other treatment options to correct you vision. To learn more, book a free iLASIK screening.
In addition to offering state-of-the-art laser technology for vision correction, Tulane also is the only facility in Louisiana using ifsLASIK technology in corneal transplantation. Internationally renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Delmar Caldwell employs this innovative approach to achieve a more stable graft and faster healing.