Dr. Raul Peña is an experienced ophthalmologist and provider of blade-free LASIK (also known as IntraLASIK) 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.
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 patients of Dr. Peña can expect to notice immediate improvements in their vision.
If you are interested in learning more about IntraLASIK.,contact our refractive surgery center in McAllen today to schedule a free consultation.