More than 700,000 LASIK procedures are performed each year, according to a report from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. With this large volume of vision correction surgeries comes a variety of ophthalmologists of varying quality. When considering LASIK surgery, it’s important to select a physician who offers the most accurate and advanced options in laser vision correction. Dr. Gary Tylock of the Tylock Eye Care and Laser Center has over 30 years of experience and thousands of satisfied patients who have undergone IntraLASIK near Plano TX.
What Is IntraLASIK Surgery?
In traditional LASIK surgery, a small surgical blade called a microkeratome is used to make an incision in the cornea of the eye, creating what is called the “corneal flap.” Although this was the gold standard approach for many years, a newer form of LASIK surgery called IntraLASIK has several advantages. With IntraLASIK, the ophthalmologist uses a computerized laser to create the corneal flap. This provides the surgeon with greater control, resulting in a thinner, more accurate corneal flap. For patients, the IntraLASIK procedure leads to a lower risk of side effects or suboptimal results.
The Tylock Eye Care Center was the first center in the region to offer the state-of-the-art WaveLight Refractive Suite to perform IntraLASIK for Plano TX residents. This advanced surgical technology provides the FS200 Femtosecond Laser to create a precise corneal flap and the EX500 Excimer Laser to reshape the cornea. From the patient’s perspective, the WaveLight Refractive Suite is more comfortable and reduces total surgical time to just a few minutes.
When searching for a LASIK vision correction provider, choose an ophthalmologist with years of experience and the best available surgical technologies. Dr. Gary Tylock is one of the most trusted providers of IntraLASIK near Plano TX, so call today to make an appointment for vision assessment and treatment planning.