IntraLase® and Allegretto Wave Eye-Q

The IntraLase® Method

During the first part of the LASIK procedure, doctors have traditionally used a mechanical blade to cut a thin flap of corneal tissue on the surface of the eye. Although this method of creating the flap has been successful in the past, many surgeons consider it to be fairly unpredictable.

In contrast, the IntraLase® Method, also known as bladeless or all laser LASIK, is one-hundred times more accurate than the mechanical blade. It is by far the safest and most advanced treatment available today.

In place of the blade, tiny pulses of laser light pass through the outer portion of your cornea and form a uniform layer of microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of the eye. Dr. Kameen will determine the exact dimensions of this layer of bubbles. The dimensions are then controlled by a computer for maximum precision and safety.To learn more about the IntraLase® Method, please visit our media center or contact our Baltimore, Maryland practice.

Allegretto Wave Eye-Q

Kameen Eye Associates is ushering in a new era of laser vision correction with the WaveLight® ALLEGRETTO WAVE® EYE-Q laser. This cutting edge system is now used for many LASIK procedures at Kameen Eye Associates.

Customized Treatments

The EYE-Q enables Dr. Kameen to customize each treatment based on the patient’s unique eye imperfections. Customized treatments typically result in more favorable outcomes.

Superior Tracking Capabilities     

The EYE-Q uses an advanced high-speed eye-tracking system to follow the eye’s movements and to ensure an accurate placement of each laser pulse on the cornea. The laser must pass through three safety checkpoints before it is delivered to the treatment area. If the laser detects eye movement that could compromise the treatment, the laser automatically stops until the eye moves back into place.

Improved Night Vision

Older lasers focused on the front surface of the cornea and treated that area effectively. However, because the cornea is slightly curved, treatment failed to reach the cornea’s outer edges. This was problematic because enlarged pupils could “outgrow” the area of the cornea that was treated. Because pupils widen when it is dark, patients treated by older systems were more likely to experience vision problems at night including poor night vision, glare and halos.     

The EYE-Q significantly reduces the risk of these complications by accounting for the curvature of the eye and sending precise laser pulses to the corneal periphery.     

To learn more about the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® EYE-Q, please visit our media center or contact our Baltimore, Maryland practice.

The Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and SurgeonsThe American Society of Cataract and Refractive SurgeryAmerican College of Ophthalmic SurgeryAmerican Academy of Ophthamology