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Many surgeons are moving entirely to Intralase vision correction technology, citing increased safety, better visual acuity among patients, and patient preference.
It should be noted that blade-free vision correction surgery does not entirely remove the risk of flap complications. Study results suggest that for patients with mild or moderate nearsightedness, the Intralase surgery does not offer a great deal of measurable benefit, while for farsighted patients or those with thin or abnormal corneas, it may enable a much more precise correction and thus be worth the extra cost.
In addition, Intralase appears to offer a better experience to those having wavefront or custom LASIK.