IntraLase launches fourth-generation laser

May 15, 2006

San Francisco-IntraLase Corp. introduced itsfourth-generation FS Laser, a system that allows for a 100%blade-free LASIK procedure, according to the company.

San Francisco-IntraLase Corp. introduced its fourth-generation FS Laser, a system that allows for a 100% blade-free LASIK procedure, according to the company.

Doubling the speed of the first laser used to create LASIK corneal flaps reduces the flap procedure time to less than 15 seconds, while maintaining the procedure's excellent safety profile and visual outcomes, the company said in a prepared statement.

"The fourth-generation FS Laser, which comes just 11 months after the introduction of our 30-kHz laser, demonstrates our commitment to the rapid development of our femtosecond technology," said Robert J. Palmisano, president and chief executive officer of IntraLase. "Our commitment to innovation is focused on the fast delivery of the laser's benefits to surgeons and patients."