One of the biggest additions to the laser eye surgery industry was the introduction of IntraLase.
This revolutionary technology allows nearly any individual to undergo laser eye surgery. Even people that had been turned away previously from LASIK due to thin or oddly shaped corneas.
In both LASIK and CustomLASIK, the flap of the corneal tissue must be created and folded back in order for the laser to remove the inner tissue and round the cornea out.
With IntraLase, the surgeon uses the precision of a laser to create the flap. The advantages of this technology are primarily is that the surgeon can customize the "cut" of the flap to the individual needs of the patient. This creates a consistent accuracy with the procedure and a huge success rate for this type of laser eye surgery.