Bladeless LASIK Portland, Maine

By Bruce Cassidy, M.D.

All Laser Bladeless LASIK
All Laser Bladeless LASIK is the most common type of laser eye surgery for vision correction we perform at Eyecare Medical Group in Portland. LASIK is a type of eye surgery called “lamellar eye surgery” because it is performed between the layers of the cornea. In this advanced procedure, a "flap" is actually created using a femtosecond laser. LASIK is actually a three-step procedure:

  • During the first step, one of the EMG surgeons will create a “flap” under which the laser vision correction is to be applied. EMG surgeons have safely and effectively created LASIK "flaps" using a mechanical instrument called a microkeratome for over 14 years for many thousands of patients. Today, in order to provide the utmost in safety and efficacy, the LASIK surgeons at EMG create the LASIK "flap" with a femtosecond laser so that their surgery will actually be done as a Bladeless All Laser LASIK procedure.

Bladeless LASIK procedure

  • The second step is to carefully fold the “flap” over and allow the inner layer of the cornea to be visible so that the laser energy can be applied. The actual application of the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q® Laser can take from 2-15 seconds depending on the amount of correction that you require.
  • During the third or final step, your eye surgeon will replace the "flap" into its original position and allow it to adhere in position. The LASIK flap is remarkable in that it heals in position without requiring the use of sutures or stitches. 

During your LASIK consultation at Eyecare Medical Group, the eye surgeon and the staff will make a recommendation regarding the type of laser vision correction that will help you achieve the best possible results based on the type and amount of optical correction you require as well as the health and structure of your eyes and cornea.

If you, a family member or friend, wish to learn more about Blade Free All Laser LASIK Eye Surgery or to schedule an FREE Consultation please call Eyecare Medical Group at 207-828-2020.
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Eyecare Medical Group provides Bladeless or Blade Free All Laser LASIK Eye Surgery in Maine and is conveniently located for patients from Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Berwick, Biddeford, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Neddick, Casco Bay, Cumberland Center, Eliot, Freeport, Gardiner, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lewiston, Old Orchard Beach, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, Topsham, Waterville, Westbrook, Winslow, Wiscasset, Yarmouth, Portland, Skowhegan and York Maine. Please call our Maine Eye LASIK Center at Eyecare Medical Group Toll Free at 888-374-2020 for a Free Consultation for Bladeless All Laser LASIK.

For a complete review of Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK, LASIK risks, LASIK complications, contraindications to having LASIK, possible LASIK problems and LASIK side effects you may visit or As with any type of surgery individual results may vary.

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