Blade-Free LASIK and Zyoptix™ Custom LASIK
Dr. Raul Peña is an experienced ophthalmologist and provider of blade-free LASIK (also known as IntraLASIK) and Zyoptix™ custom LASIK to patients in the Rio Grande Valley. Blade-free LASIK is a refractive eye surgery procedure that improves vision and reduces or eliminates dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Most blade-free LASIK patients achieve vision that is better than 20/20 as a result of the surgery. Most importantly, it is the safest, most precise, laser vision technology available today.
Blade-Free LASIK Surgery
Blade-free LASIK is a relatively quick and painless procedure that takes less than 15 minutes. Dr. Peña will begin by meeting with you where he will discuss your goals and determine if you are an appropriate candidate. The blade-free LASIK procedure permanently changes the shape of the cornea, treating myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Those who have thin corneas or corneal diseases are not considered good candidates for LASIK. Dr. Peña's IntraLASIK procedure increases the chances that these patients can undergo blade-free LASIK surgery. However, if a patient is still not a candidate we will discuss other options with you. Our free consultation is an important first step, and Dr. Peña will take the time to thoroughly discuss any questions you may have.
Zyoptix™ Custom Blade-Free LASIK
Zyoptix™ custom blade-free LASIK is also performed in our McAllen office, providing an unsurpassed level of precision. In this blade-free LASIK procedure, Dr. Peña uses Zyoptix™ technology by Bausch and Lomb to develop a precise map of how light travels through the eye. He then compares this personalized map of each patient’s eye to a map that displays the way light would travel through an eye with perfect vision. With custom blade-free LASIK, Dr. Peña is able to develop a treatment plan that is unique to each patient, allowing for precisely individualized vision correction.
Zyoptix™ from Bausch and Lomb allows us to provide a new level of blade-free LASIK at our McAllen office. Zyoptix™ combines Zywave™ technology, which recognizes and treats microscopic abnormalities in the lens of the eye, to customize a blade-free LASIK treatment that is truly personalized for you. By beaming a low power laser light into the eye and precisely measuring its refractive abnormalities, Zyoptix™ is able to measure both low and high order aberrations in the cornea, making precise adjustments to compensate for the refractive aberrations that are unique to each individuals eye.
The Blade-Free LASIK Procedure with Intralase
If you choose to undergo blade-free LASIK surgery, our helpful and knowledgeable staff will make an appointment for you to see Dr. Peña. During blade-free LASIK surgery, anesthetic eye drops will be used so Dr. Peña can perform the IntraLASIK procedure with minimal to no discomfort. A flap will then be made in the thin top layer of the cornea. This flap is then gently folded back to expose the corneal tissue. This allows Dr. Peña to use an excimer laser to perform the LASIK procedure.
During the blade-free LASIK procedure, Dr. Peña uses the excimer laser to precisely change the shape of the cornea and correct for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. This process takes only a few minutes. The corneal flap is then gently replaced and will heal naturally, without the need for sutures. Blade-free LASIK and Zyoptix™ custom blade-free LASIK patients of Dr. Peña can expect to notice immediate improvements in their vision.
If you are interested in learning more about IntraLASIK and Zyoptix™ custom LASIK, contact our refractive surgery center in McAllen today to schedule a free consultation.