Bense Vision Switches to 'Bladeless' LASIK for Improved Safety & Outcomes

    ST. JOHN'S, NL, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - New IntraLase Method(TM) now available at
Bense Vision Laser Eye Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland. The IntraLase laser
eliminates the surgical blade, or microkeratome, typically used for creating a
corneal flap prior to the LASIK procedure.
    LASIK procedures traditionally start with the creation of a corneal flap,
using a hand-held device with an oscillating metal blade (or microkeratome).
With the new computer-guided IntraLase laser - used in place of the
microkeratome blade - surgeons can now create a more precise flap with
micron-level accuracy and unparalleled safety.
    Dr. Michael Bense, a retinal specialist who pioneered laser surgery in
Atlantic Canada in 1994, is quoted as saying:
    "I have performed thousands of bladed LASIK procedures over the years,
but now, I am truly amazed by the safety and astounding results that the
IntraLase affords my laser patients. I know that the IntraLase Method of doing
LASIK will likely soon replace all LASIK procedures done by blade."
    Evidence from multiple peer-reviewed papers and over 1,000,000 procedures
proves that the silent, computer-guided IntraLase laser can create a much more
precise flap, with greater safety and more patients achieving better than
20/20 vision.

For further information:

For further information: Renee Mullins, Assistant Director, Bense Vision
Laser Centre, (709) 722-2020,,

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