For patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, LASIK offers a way to achieve clear vision without the hassles of contacts or glasses. However, traditional LASIK is not available to all patients for a variety of reasons. Flapless LASIK offers a safe, effective, and minimally invasive alternative to traditional LASIK.
At The M Lasik Center in Dallas, TX, Dr. Michael Mazaheri has pioneered a new form of laser eye correction. Combining the techniques of PRK surgery with surface ablation, Dr. Mazaheri has created a no-cut form of LASIK. After decades of fine-tuning his skills, Dr. Mazaheri named his new procedure flapless LASIK in 2008. This treatment eliminates many of the complications associated with traditional LASIK and allows a larger variety of patients to experience the benefits of clear vision without corrective lenses.
LASIK can provide clearer vision to a variety of patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Candidates for LASIK include individuals who:
Traditional LASIK is not recommend for patients with thin corneas or dry eyes. The creation of the flap can cause complications for individuals with these conditions. Since Dr. Mazaheri’s flapless LASIK procedure does not require a flap, many patients who are not candidates for traditional LASIK still qualify for his procedure.
After a quick procedure from Dr. Mazaheri, many patients experience a dramatic improvement on their overall quality of life.
In addition to those with dry eyes and thin corneas, individuals in active careers who were historically unable to receive LASIK, such as Navy seals, military staff, and pilots, can achieve clearer vision with Dr. Mazaheri’s technique. The best way to find out if you qualify for flapless LASIK is to schedule a consultation at our office. Dr. Mazaheri can assess the condition of your eyes and determine if flapless LASIK is right for you.
Flapless, or no-cut, LASIK is a safe and relatively simple procedure. Before beginning, we will use our advanced Wavefront™ technology to create a map of your eyes. Then Dr. Mazaheri will numb your eyes and use a small brush-like tool to remove the outermost layer of cells from your eyes. This process is known as surface ablation and allows Dr. Mazaheri to access the stroma, the area under the cornea, without a flap or cut.
In the next step, Dr. Mazaheri will use an advanced femtosecond laser to reshape the cornea of your eye. Then, he will place a pair of bandage contact lenses for you to wear as your eyes heal. Typically, the contacts stay in place for just a couple of weeks.
Flapless LASIK offers many advantages over the traditional technique, including:
In addition, correcting your eyes can reduce or completely eliminate your dependency on glasses and contacts, removing the daily hassles of corrective lenses. After a quick procedure from Dr. Mazaheri, many patients experience a dramatic improvement on their overall quality of life.
If you struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or an astigmatism, flapless LASIK offers the opportunity to see the world clearly without glasses or contacts. At the M Lasik Center, we have helped many patients improve their vision without cuts or flaps. For more information about Dr. Mazaheri’s revolutionary procedure, contact our office online or call (972) 235-5274 in Dallas or (972) 889-3937 in Richardson to speak to a member of our staff today.
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Dr. Mazaheri did such an outstanding laser surgery on my eyes that I referred four other members of my family. We are all extremely happy with our results.
David S. Alkek, M.D.