(Mexico) in 1994 with the idea of using a picosecond laser as an alternative to the excimer laser for the correction of refractive errors. Both 20/10 PERFECT VISION and IntraLase are known to be sponsoring FLIVC studies using their respective lasers. .

The only difference between LASIK and IntraLASIK (also called All Laser Lasik ) is the method by which the LASIK flap is created. Lower-energy femtosecond lasers may improve upon the traditional excimer laser by reducing disruption of ocular structures, with intrastromal ablation obviating the need for the damaging epithelial incision and ablation currently employed in LASIK and PRK procedures. First clinical results were obtained in 2003, and several different techniques are now under investigation, including both ISPRK (intrastromal PRK), and more ambitious wavefront variants.

In 2000, a corneal flap created by the femtosecond laser along with a refractive error corrected by the excimer laser was conducted on a patient for the first time, in which case Intralasik or All Laser LASIK was conducted for the first time. The term IntraLASIK is derived from IntraLase, the name of the first manufacturer to achieve Food and Drug Administration approval of a femtosecond laser for use in the United States, the name IntraLASIK is commonly used. A LASIK flap created with a femtosecond laser is regarded by many ophthalmologists as an improvement over traditional LASIK because of a greater accuracy in flap size, shape, and thickness. Contradictory information exists as to whether the use of femtosecond lasers in LASIK achieves statistically better visual acuity and refractive outcomes than with microkeratomes. Although the final long-term clinical outcome of LASIK with a mechanical microkeratome and IntraLASIK with a femtosecond laser may be similar, the increased accuracy of the flap with the femtosecond laser provides an added margin of safety. IntraLASIK is a form of refractive eye surgery similar to LASIK that creates a corneal flap with a femtosecond laser microkeratome rather than with a mechanical microkeratome, which uses a steel blade.

Soon enough, however, after a series of clinical trials, Dr. Researchers at the University of Michigan, however, realized that the picosecond laser was inadequate for Dr.

Chayet concluded that the picosecond laser was not well suited for refractive corrections, but rather for the creation of corneal flaps, which at the time were created with the mechanical microkeratome (Dr. Chayet is credited with the conception of Intralasik).

LASIK with a flap that is thinner has been shown to provide outcomes superior than a thicker LASIK flap. The creation of the corneal flap with the picosecond laser, in conjunction with the use of the excimer laser for the corneal ablation, was the first step to creating a spin-off of LASIK.

Chayet M.D. IntraLASIK can be performed with any excimer laser that is able to perform LASIK, including conventional, wavefront-optimized, or wavefront-guided ablation.

A thinner LASIK flap requires greater accuracy and predictability. A small percentage of IntraLASIK patients develop Transient Light Sensitivity (TLS) which causes severe photophobia for a period of weeks, however normally resolves with healing and treatment. An alternative to IntraLasik, FLIVC (Femtosecond Laser Intrastromal Vision Correction) is a laser eye surgery technology that is one of several possible alternatives to LASIK now under investigation. It is believed that intrastromal techniques may eventually increase predictability and repeatability of wavefront ablation.

IntraLASIK can be used to surgically create monovision to enhance the ability to see objects both distant and near for those affected by presbyopia. History: Intelligence Surgical Laser (ISL) approached Arturo S. Chayet s idea and discovered that the femtosecond laser would work more effectively.