Flap creation with laser can improve visual outcoms

September 15, 2004

San Diego-Creating a flap with the IntraLase laser (IntraLase Corp.), regardless of the type of ablation that followed IntraLase flap creation, seemed to improve the visual outcomes significant-ly compared with creating a flap with a microkeratome. The IntraLase laser proved to be safe and effective and may have had a greater impact on outcomes in clinical practice than using customized wavefront-guided ablations, according to Richard Launer, MD.