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IntraLASIK represents the latest advancement in laser eye surgery. It’s a bladeless approach to LASIK that involves using all laser technology, eliminating the need for mechanical devices and increasing the safety and efficacy of the procedure.

An overview of IntraLASIK

IntraLASIK is performed using the IntraLase laser. With traditional LASIK, the surgeon uses a mechanical blade, known as a microkeratome, to create a corneal flap. This flap allows the surgeon to reshape the cornea and improve the patient’s vision.

With IntraLASIK, your surgeon uses laser energy instead of a mechanical blade to create a quick, painless and precise incision for the corneal flap. In addition to making the surgery safer and more accurate, this method is more appealing to patients who are nervous about the blade portion of traditional LASIK.

The Food and Drug Administration approved laser vision correction using the IntraLase laser in 2001. Since then, the technology has been used to correct the vision of more than 250,000 eyes, treating a variety of conditions – including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatisms.

How the procedure works

The IntraLase laser uses rapid pulses of laser energy to create a highly precise corneal flap. It’s computer-guided, which means the surgeon can customize the diameter, depth, location and width of the flap, depending on the patient’s unique specifications.

During the procedure, the laser will pulse through the layers of the eye, moving back and forth to create tiny bubbles that will eventually perforate the cornea. Once the tiny bubbles have formed, the surgeon will separate the perforated tissue to create a flap, so that he can access and reshape the corneal tissues.


  • Reduced complications. The creation of the corneal flap with the microkeratome is associated with the vast majority of LASIK complications. By eliminating this portion of the procedure, patients enjoy a safer surgery.
  • Ideal treatment for many patients. IntraLASIK can be performed on patients that possess thin or thick corneas, and as such are not considered candidates for traditional LASIK surgery.
  • Safe and effective. IntraLASIK is considered a very safe alternative to traditional LASIK. In addition, many of our patients find that their vision is corrected to better than 20/20 after surgery.


Though an extremely safe procedure in general, IntraLASIK does share a few of the risks of traditional LASIK. With both surgeries, patients may experience increased sensitivity to light, halos or glare around lights, and dry eye syndrome. However, in most cases these complications resolve themselves very quickly.

Are you a candidate?

To be considered a candidate for IntraLASIK, patients should be at least 18 years of age and possess healthy corneas. Additionally, your vison should be stable and you should not have a recent history of eye infections.

Schedule your consultation today

If you are interested in having IntraLASIK to improve your vision, we invite you to schedule a consultation at the Benjamin Eye Institute today.

During your appointment in their Los Angeles office, they will evaluate the severity of your condition and design a personalized treatment approach that fits into your lifestyle and can offer symptom relief.

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    Doe G.
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Wow! I just had surgery by Dr. Benjamin  yesterday. Today I have 20-20, in that eye. Painless & perfect. I had no Idea, what I had been missing.
    Wonderful eye institute. Delightful & very efficient & up to date staff. Especially Myka. Treat yourself to good eye sight by the charming Dr. Benjamin. You will be in good hands.

  • Matt P.
    West Hollywood, CA
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    I have had dry eyes for a quite sometime and had seen several physicians and got eye drops etc but not until I have seen  Dr. Benjamin I found how serious problem that it was. I had the most thorough and individual attention by Dr. Benjamin. He explained to me my problem and treatment options available. Dr. Benjamin and His staff  are very caring and they spend as much time with you as needed and one feels taken care of. I was given state of the art treatment for my dry eyes and my eyes went from feeling tired , red , scratchy and itchy to brilliantly glowing clear. Office is very serene and staff is attentive, pleasant and smiling. Dr. Benjamin is very down to earth and explains thoroughly that one understands what alis them. I will definitely  keep coming back for all my eye issues.

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    Renee T.
    Los Angeles, CA
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    I wish I had come to Dr. Benjamin years ago!!!

    I have been hopping around between 3 eye doctors in the last few years complaining of severe eye pain, redness - so bad I haven't been able to wear contacts for a year. Every other doctor made a diagnosis in 2 minutes, prescribed a few things and sent me on my way. Nothing helped and the doctors kept saying my eyes looked fine despite my symptoms. Finally I saw Dr. Benjamin, and he listened to my concerns from top to bottom and did tests the other doctors never did! He made a brand new diagnosis which finally makes sense and fits my symptoms. He spent almost an hour with me which is unbelievable. I am so impressed with this place, even the front desk and other staff were so friendly. I'm so relieved and am looking forward to making a recovery with Dr. Benjamin and eventually getting LASIK.

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