The Intralase IFS is the latest iteration of the femtosecond laser used in all laser LASIK. It is one of two lasers used in the iLASIK procedure and is what we use to make the LASIK flap. We are the only practice in El Paso offering this laser.
The upgraded femtosecond technology employed by the IFS allows for extremely precise and rapid delivery of the laser energy to produce remarkably smooth LASIK flaps. Other key features of the upgraded laser include greater customization of the flap for each patient.
The size, shape, thickness and side cut angle can all be customized by the surgeon. Preliminary studies show that smaller, thinner and more oval shaped flaps may speed recovery postoperatively and reduce the risk of developing dry eye syndrome.
The Intralase IFS is a highly versatile laser. In addition to its use in LASIK, it is used for the placement of Intacs as a treatment for keratoconus or for reversible treatment of myopia. We also use the FS 150 to perform all laser full thickness or partial thickness corneal transplantation for patients with corneal disease.